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.For more information on how to apply
The Prize of the Foundation Mattei Dogan awarded by the International Political Science Association for High Achievement in Political Science is to honour a scholar of high international reputation in recognition of her/his contribution to the advancement of political science, with a particular focus on recognizing outstanding scholarship on comparative studies of political elites. The prize is awarded at every IPSA World Congress of Political Science.
The recipient for 2020 will be invited to present a prize lecture during the 26th IPSA World Congress of Political Science and will receive an award with a value of US$5,000 from the Foundation Mattei Dogan.For more information on how to apply
The recipient presents a prize lecture at the upcoming IPSA World Congress of Political Science and receives an award with a value of 3,000 USDFor more information on how to apply
The Stein Rokkan Award is one of the IPSA travel grants that the association began offering its members in the early 1990s. The purpose of the Stein Rokkan fellowships is to assist a small number of graduate students in participating in the IPSA World Congress by covering their essential travel and accommodation costs. The recipients receive financial assistance towards travel and subsistence. The awards are made on the recommendation of the IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA), and they are supported by the Stein Rokkan fund.
Stein Rokkan (1921-1979)
A promoter of social and political science, Stein Rokkan contributed greatly to the field of comparative politics, notably during his teaching years at Bergen University. He assumed the role of President of IPSA from 1970-73. He was also Vice-President of the International Sociological Association, Chairman of the European Consortium for Political Research (which he helped found), and President of the International Social Science Council.For more information on how to apply
The purpose of the Francesco Kjellberg Award is to encourage young, new scholars to write and present papers at the IPSA World Congress of Political Science. The recipient is offered a complimentary two-year IPSA membership and US$1,000 funding for her/his travel costs to the following World Congress. The award is made on the commendation of the IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA) on the basis of nominations by convenors and chairs at the IPSA World Congress and is based on standard criteria of academic excellence.
This award is given in honour of a distinguished Norwegian political scientist, Francesco Kjellberg. Professor Kjellberg was IPSA Secretary-General from 1988 to 1994. His involvement with IPSA spanned more than 20 years. He was secretary of the Research Committee on Comparative Study of Local Government and Politics (RC-05) from 1976 to 1979, member of the IPSA Executive Committee from 1979 to 1985, and program chair of the 13th IPSA World Congress (Paris 1985). He was also secretary of the Norwegian Political Science Association and taught at Oslo University. He passed away in March 1998.For more information on how to apply
The Wilma Rule Award on Gender and Politics was instituted by the Executive Committee on the recommendation of the Committee on Participation and the Committee on Awards. It was designed to encourage research in gender and politics and was launched at the 2000 IPSA World Congress. It is given to the best paper on gender and politics. The IPSA Awards Committee has recommended naming the award in tribute to the work of Wilma Rule.
The subject matter of the paper should include issues relating to women’s participation and representation in politics and society, especially the identification of entry barriers to decision-making arenas. Any scholar, male or female, who has prepared a written, original paper for the Congress, with the intention of presenting it personally, may be recommended for the award by the convenor or chair of his or her panel.
Wilma Rule (1925-2004)
Wilma Rule received a B.A. in Political Science and in Journalism in 1949 and an M.A. in political science in 1950 from the University of California at Berkeley. Her Ph.D. was granted by the University of Hawaii in 1968. She was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship for the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan and did additional postdoctoral work in organizational behaviour at Northwestern University. She was an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University from 1969 to 1975. She served as long-time Secretary-Treasurer of the Representation and Electoral Systems Section of the American Political Science Association.
Her study of gender and politics led to a lifetime of research on electoral systems and how they facilitated or hindered the election of women and underrepresented minorities to public office. Wilma Rule was a leading writer and political science researcher whose work resulted in a number of articles and books that challenge conventional notions about the reasons for the lack of political representation by women in the US.For more information on how to apply
It was established to recognize the work done by a scholar from the Global South and whose scholarly contribution is focused on the relevant countries, regions and themes. The award also recognizes a cumulative body of work. It was awarded for the first time at the 2009 IPSA World Congress of Political Science.
The award recipient will be invited to present a prize lecture during the upcoming IPSA World Congress of Political Science and will receive US$1,000.For more information on how to apply
The Meisel-Laponce Award was created by the International Political Science Review (IPSR) to honour John Meisel and Jean Laponce, the first two editors of IPSR.
The prize is awarded at every second World Congress of Political Science to the best article published in IPSR in the previous four years. The first award was given at the IPSA World Congress in Madrid in July 2012. The next award will be granted at the 2021 World Congress.
Of Czech origin, John Meisel is the Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Queen’s University. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada, a former President of the Royal Society of Canada and a one-time Chair of the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission of Canada. Except for Visiting Professorships at Yale and in the UK, he spent his whole academic life at Queen’s where he pioneered studies of elections and political parties, the role of government in the arts, the politics of regulation and challenges to national cohesion. He was the founding editor of The Canadian Journal of Political Science and of The International Political Science Review. Teaching, research, writing and nature have been his passions and he finds it hard not to get involved in issues affecting the commonweal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Born in Decize sur Loire, Jean Laponce studied at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and at the University of California, Los Angeles. He taught at the University of British Columbia where he is now an Emeritus Professor. He also taught at the University of Ottawa and at the University Aiki Shukutoku in Nagoya. Member of the IPSA Executive Committee from 1966 to 1972, he was President from 1973 to 1976. He joined John Meisel to co-edit the journal IPSR in 1985. He is the author of The Protection of Minorities, 1961; The Government of France under the Fifth Republic, 1962, People vs Politics, 1970; Left and Right, 1981; Languages and Their Territories, 1984; Loi de Babel et autres régularités des rapports entre langue et politique, 2006; Le Référendum de Souveraineté, 2010. He established, with Jean Gottmann, the IPSA Research Committee 15 - Political and Cultural Geography. He also created the IPSA Research Committee 50 - Language and Politics.For more information on how to apply
The Theodore J. Lowi First Book Award has been established to honour Lowi’s distinctive contributions to the study of politics. Throughout a prolific and influential career, Lowi developed new understandings of the relationship of public policy to politics, the influence of institutional arrangements to the exercise of power, the role of ideology in the development of political parties, the relationship of democracy to law, the relevance of concept analysis for theory building, and more.
The Lowi Award recognizes the author of a first book in any field of political science that exemplifies qualities of broad ambition, high originality, and intellectual daring, showing promise of having a substantive impact on the overall discipline, regardless of method, the specific focus of inquiry or approach to the subject. The award carries a cash prize of US$750.
APSA and IPSA will administer and fund the Lowi Award in alternating years.For more information on how to apply
Awards presented by IPSA Research Committees
The IPSA Research Committee 01 - Concepts and Methods (C&M) invites submissions to its 2015 Award for Concept Analysis in Political Science.
The award is given every three years. It is co-sponsored by C&M and the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City.
In 2015, the IV C&M Award will be given to a published scholarly work between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2014. Any category of formal publication may be submitted, whether book, book chapter or journal article. Only English language publications are considered.
The notion of “concept analysis” is to be understood broadly. It is intended to cover concept analysis, concept formation, and conceptual innovation as well as the fields of operationalization, measurement, and data collection.For more information on how to apply
The Committee on Concepts and Methods (C&M - IPSA RC01) publishes two highly regarded series of working papers. In 2011, the Committee introduced the Best C&M Working Paper Award, which recognizes the best working paper published in either of its two series during the three previous year.For more information on how to apply
The purpose of the David M. Olson Award is to honour a younger scholar engaged in parliamentary/legislative studies, the focus of David Olson’s research and teaching. The recipient will be rewarded for the best self-authored paper presented in one of the RC08 panels at the 2021 IPSA World Congress. Eligible are doctoral students and PostDocs who completed their Ph.D. dissertation after 2013 (and not serving as a full professor). Authors of co-authored papers are only eligible if all authors satisfy this condition. The Award will then be split among the co-authors. The Award is funded by the Research Committee of Legislative Specialists / RC08 and will be given after the 2021 IPSA World Congress. Nominees must have uploaded their full papers on the IPSA website.
Every year, IPSA’s Research Committee 27 - Structure and Organization of Government (SOG), sponsor of the journal Governance, awards the Levine Prize. The Prize is awarded to a book that makes a contribution of considerable theoretical or practical significance public policy and administration, takes an explicitly comparative perspective and is written in an accessible style. It is named in honour of Charles H. Levine, who was an outstanding scholar in the fields of public policy and administration. He played a major role in the creation and early life of both the journal Governance and its sponsor, the Structure and Organization of Government Research Committee of the International Political Science Association (SOG). After his untimely death in 1988, the Editorial Board of Governance and the Executive Committee of SOG established an annual book prize in his memory.
The book selected should meet the following criteria:
- It makes a contribution of considerable theoretical or practical significance in the field of public policy and administration;
- It takes an explicitly comparative perspective or produces findings the implications of which are highly significant for comparative research;
- It is written in an accessible style and form so that it is of value both to scholars and practitioners.
The Levine Prize will be awarded to the book published in the previous year that that best meets these criteria.For more information on how to apply
The Ulrich Kloeti Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Study of Public Policy, Administration, and Institutions is given in honour of Ulrich Kloeti, a founding member of IPSA’s Research Committee 27 on the Structure and Organization of Government (SOG) and its co-chair for ten years.
It is presented annually to a scholar who has made exceptional contributions to research in the field through a sustained career. Awardees must have involved themselves significantly within RC27 - Structure and Organization of Government (SOG) -- both with respect to research and leadership.For more information on how to apply
Supported by the Center for the Study of Federalism, this biennial award is given to living, recognized scholars whose publications continue to make significant and major contributions to our understanding and appreciation of the history, theory, and/or practice of federalism in single or multiple countries and/or transnational arrangements, such as the European Union. The award shall be for distinguished work done specifically on federalism and federations. The award is presented at the RC28 business meeting held during each IPSA World Congress.For more information