APSA-PSA International Partnerships Award  

Nominations are closed.

The APSA-PSA International Partnerships Award honors political scientists engaged in collaborative and productive cross-national partnerships that make a significant contribution to the discipline in the areas of teaching, research, or civic engagement. The award carries a cash prize of £2,000, funded jointly by the American Political Science Association (APSA) & the Political Studies Association (PSA) of the United Kingdom.

We are looking for entries which demonstrate tangible benefits to the Political Studies discipline from a clear collaborative endeavour of two or more individuals and groups. Your entry should include a specific output:

  • Scholarly (e.g., a peer-reviewed and published journal article, special issue or text)
  • Pedagogic (e.g., a teaching resource, set of open-source teaching materials, guides or curricula content)
  • Policy-orientated (e.g., a policy paper, policy briefs or networking)
  • To benefit civil society (e.g., blog or vlogs, project-based initiatives, civic engagement).

The award will be judged by a joint APSA and PSA panel and the winning entry will be announced at the PSA’s annual conference in April 2023 and awarded a cash prize of £2000.

PSA Trustee for International Relations Professor Amelia Hadfield commented: “There is a long history of collaboration between UK and American scholars, and I am delighted that the PSA and APSA has worked together to create this new award to recognise the very best in our discipline and encourage academic excellence.”

APSA’s Director of International Programs Andrew Stinson added “We are looking forward to receiving entries that show how, through collaborative action, a key audience is informed and engaged in a way that enhances their overall understanding of a contemporary political issue.”


  • Self-nominations are permitted.
  • Collaborative partnerships require a minimum of two individuals and must involve at least two scholars residing in two different countries.
  • Anyone applying for the award who is based at a UK higher education institution must be a member of either PSA or APSA. Anyone applying for the award from outside the UK does not need to be a member of either association.
  • The collaborative partnership award is intended to recognise a significant single collaborative contribution achieved in 2021 or 2022 rather than the cumulative work of a career; scholars of all levels are eligible for the award, including those early or mid-career.
  • Interdisciplinary endeavours that draw on collaborations with other social scientists and/or colleagues in the arts and humanities are also welcome.
  • Collaborators are also encouraged to embed principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within their overall approach.


Award entry:

Please email your award entry as a word document to info@psa.ac.uk  by Friday 10 February 2023 . This should include:

  • Your contact details
  • Names, career stage, institution of all participants and their status as PSA or APSA members (where relevant)
  • Name of the project or endeavour
  • Description (max. 1000 words) of how your collaboration came about, what your collaboration achieved (see categories above) and how you wish to build on this in the future. Include links to output materials/case studies/publications, etc.
  • Say how your collaboration has enhanced equality, diversity and inclusion.

PSA Webpage

Year Recipient Title
2022 Larisa Patlis, Free University of Moldova
Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Rutgers University
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