Society of Policy Scientists: Nominations Sought


Prize Announcement

The Society of Policy Scientists sponsors prize competitions for the best policy sciences books, published articles, chapters in books, and student papers. For published works, the Society awards two prizes, each of which includes a $500.00 cash award. These awards are named for Harold D. Lasswell and Myres S. McDougal, the founders of the policy sciences. The Society also bestows prizes for unpublished student papers, one for graduate/professional students and one for undergraduates. These prizes include a $250.00 cash award. Like the Lasswell and McDougal Prizes, the Society Student Paper Prizes are for exemplary policy sciences work. All four prizes will be awarded at the Annual Policy Sciences Institute, and awardees are encouraged to discuss their prize winning entry at the Institute, this year of the next.

In addition to students, untenured professors and others who have completed their formal education within the past seven years are eligible to apply. For the 2016 competition, the Society will permit nominations of works with senior faculty as co-authors as long as the lead author is eligible for the prizes. Works published in 2014 and 2015 are eligible for consideration, as are student papers written in these years.

In addition to the cash prizes, the registration fee for the Annual Institute will be waived for prize winners, and awardees who are members of the Society of Policy Scientists will have their Society dues waived for the following year. (Though awardees who are members of the Society will have their dues waived, they will still receive a one-year subscription to the journal, Policy Sciences.)

To submit publications, including one's own, please either email us at the following addresses or mail pertinent materials to the addresses below by Friday, June 30, 2016.

Toddi Steelman
Executive Director and Professor,
School of Environment and Sustainability
329 Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8
306-966-1499

Susan Iott
Assistant Director,
Natural Resources and Environment Team
U.S. Government Accountability Office
1244 Speer Blvd. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80204
303-572-7383