Leo Strauss Award
Nominations are now open. The deadline for nominations is February 14, 2024.
The Strauss Award honors the best doctoral dissertation in the field of political philosophy.
The award was developed by former students of Strauss' who sought to recognize his extraordinary influence on generations of students and his contributions to the field of political philosophy. He was a major figure in the department of political science at the University of Chicago, where he taught from 1949 to 1967. The award is presented at the APSA Annual Meeting and carries a cash prize of $750.
- Eligibility: Nominees do not have to be members of APSA, affiliated with an institution in the United States, or an American citizen in order to be considered for an award.
Dissertations must have been successfully defended
within the previous two calendar years (dissertations for the 2024 award must
be defended in 2022 or 2023).
Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations from non-PhD departments and institutions are also welcome if the nominee is currently employed there.
APSA will accept only one nomination for the Strauss Award per school or political science department.