NPSA BEST PAPER AWARDS
Every year, NPSA gives a series of best Paper Awards, including the Best Faculty Paper and the Best Graduate Student Paper presented at the previous conference. The Theory Section has a separate McWilliams Award which goes to the best paper in the subfield of Political Theory, and the Women's Caucus has two additional Award categories.
The Process: At every NPSA conference, Panel Chairs are asked to nominate a paper for consideration for an Award and to submit the nominated paper to a committee of faculty members which evaluates all contending papers and designates the winner in each category.
The Criteria: The Award Committees look for a winning paper that is well written, addresses new theoretical grounds or makes an important theoretical contribution to the discipline and is relevant to the political process.
The Best Graduate Student Paper Award is graciously funded by Lanahan Publishing.
The winners are announced at the conference and on this page. For the 2011 Awards, please go to the 2011 Conference drop-down menu.
NPSA WOMEN’S CAUCUS PAPER AWARDS
Every year, the Northeast Political Science Association’s Women’s Caucus gives an award for each of two best papers:
1. Best Paper on any topic in any subfield by a woman political scientist.
2. Best Paper by any presenter that addresses questions of gender and politics or women and politics.
The Women's Caucus of NPSA invites you to submit your paper from the conference for either of these two awards.
The Process: The Executive Board of the Women’s Caucus of NPSA will evaluate all contending papers and designate the winner in each category.
The Criteria: The Executive Board will look for papers that are well-written, address new theoretical grounds or make an important theoretical contribution to the discipline and are relevant to the political process.
Please submit to the Women’s Caucus Secretary, Nadia Brown, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 15, The winners will be contacted in early October. The winners will be announced at the conference and listed in the conference bulletin and on the NPSA website (www.northeasternpsa.com).