MPSA sponsors many awards for outstanding research presented at the annual conference and one award for the best article published in each volume of the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS). With the exception of Flagship Awards, nominations are made by conference chairs, discussants, and section heads after the conference. Chairs and discussants may only submit nominations for the session in which they served as chair or discussant. Section heads may only submit nominations for their section. Award committees select the winning papers and awards are announced at the MPSA business meeting the following year. Self-nominations are not permitted. The deadline for submitting nominations for this award is July 1, 2022.
Nomination: Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar
A $250 award for the best paper, regardless of field or topic, by a scholar or scholars who has or have received the terminal degree(s) within six years of the year in which the paper was presented.