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, 2021.
Nomination: Richard E. Matland Award
A $250 award for the best paper by an emerging scholar in representation, elections, or voting. Author (or lead author) is an untenured faculty member or graduate student.