Merze Tate Award
Nominations for the 2024 APSA Awards have closed.
The Merze Tate Award honors the best doctoral dissertation in the field of international relations, law, and politics.
The award is presented at the APSA Annual Meeting and carries a cash prize of $750. This award was previously known as the Helen Dwight Reid Award.
- 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 Tate Award per school or political science department.