IPSA Global South Award

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Established to recognize the work done by a scholar from the Global South, and whose scholarly contribution is focused on the relevant countries/ regions/ themes. This award also recognizes cumulative body of work. It was awarded for the first time at the 2009 World Congress of Political Science.

The award recipient will be invited to present a prize lecture during the 2018 IPSA World Congress of Political Science and will receive $1,000 US.

Amount - $1,000 US (1 recipient)

The prize is of $1,000 US for travel expenses for the IPSA World Congress for one winner. The cash prize is the total award; no further reimbursement is to be awarded to one winner.
Lecture at the 2018 IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Brisbane.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

Guidelines for application

The following are the criteria for the award:

Recipients must originate from the Global South and deal with Global South issues

Global South countries are considered as non-OECD countries. Applicants from OECD countries listed below are not eligible for the prize:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Applicants for the award are expected to submit:
1. a curriculum vitae,
2. a statement of the nature of the research project and an indication as to how it is of significance to the Global South;
3. a letter of reference from an academic familiar with the applicant’s work certifying his or her academic status and indicating his or her suitability for the award;
4. a representative sample of written work whose length should not be greater than a scientific journal article;

The IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA) will assess candidates’ written work.

* IPSA also invites related IPSA research committees to nominate candidates.

Applications are to be sent:

By email: A PDF copy by email to the attention of Guy Lachapelle, the IPSA Secretary General, to: awards@ipsa.org


By mail: A printed copy by mail to:

Guy Lachapelle
Secretary General
International Political Science Association (IPSA)
1590, av. Docteur-Penfield, bureau 331
Montréal (QC) H3G 1C5, Canada