The purpose of the Karl Deutsch Award is to honour a prominent scholar engaged in the cross-disciplinary research of which Karl Deutsch was a master, focusing on recognizing outstanding scholarship in the field of global politics. The recipient presents the Karl Deutsch Lecture at the IPSA World Congress of Political Science. The Karl Deutsch Lectures are published in the International Political Science Review. The award is made on the recommendation of the IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA) and supported by the Karl Deutsch fund.
Karl Wolfgang Deutsch (1912-1992)
Born in Prague, Karl Deutsch immigrated to the US in the late '30s. He taught at the MIT, Yale, and Harvard. He assumed the role of President of IPSA from 1976-79. He was also President of the American Political Science Association and director of the International Institute of Comparative Social Research at the Science Center in Berlin. He passed away in November 1992.
Deadline: 1 November 2019
Prize: US$1,000 (1 recipient)
The prize includes US$1,000, economy airfare and registration fee for the upcoming Congress. The award winner presents a lecture at the 26th IPSA World Congress of Political Science.
Funding: Karl Deutsch Fund.
Note: The prize is contingent upon attendance and lecture presentation at the 26th IPSA World Congress. The Karl Deutsch Lectures are published in the International Political Science Review.
Guidelines for nomination
Nominations for the prize can be made by one of the following ways:
a) by a national association of IPSA;
b) by an IPSA Research Committee (RC);
c) jointly by two or more IPSA members in good standing of at least two different nationalities;
d) by an incumbent IPSA Executive Committee (EC) member;
e) from outside IPSA, by established academic institutions active in political science.
Nominations must indicate the merits of the nominee and be accompanied by her/his biography and bibliography or listing of most important scholarly contributions. The nominations should also include letters of recommendation, signed by prominent scholars, as well as evidence on the impact of the nominee’s scholarship as suggested in such indicators as the Social Science Citation Index, Google Scholar, or other appropriate and recognized indicators, over the prior 15 years.
Nominations are to be sent:
By email: A PDF copy (containing all required documents) by email to: email@example.com
By mail: A printed copy by mail to:
International Political Science Association (IPSA)
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Nominations should include the following (in one PDF file):
- Letter of nomination indicating the merits of the nominee;
- Biography and bibliography or listing of most important scholarly contributions of the nominee;
- Letter(s) of recommendation, signed by prominent scholar(s);
- Evidence on the impact of the nominee’s scholarship as suggested in such indicators as the Social Science Citation Index, Google Scholar, or other appropriate and recognized indicators, over the prior 15 years.