Benjamin E. Lippincott Award
Nominations are now closed.
The Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, given biennially, honors exceptional work by a living political theorist that is still considered significant after a time span of at least 15 years since the original publication.
The award, supported by University of Minnesota, carries a cash prize of $5,000 and the opportunity to record a podcast.
- 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. It is not compulsory that authors be political scientists.
For the 2021 award, nominated books must be published before 2007. Many books contain both a publication date and a copyright date, and these may differ. Eligibility is determined by the earlier of these dates that is printed with the publication information at the front of the book.
- Individuals: Please contact the publisher and ask to have a copy of the nominated book mailed directly to each award committee member.
Self-nominations are accepted. If you nominate yourself for a book award, you assume responsibility for contacting your publisher and having copies of your book sent to the award committee.
- Publishers: After completing and submitting your nomination online through the APSA application portal, please mail a copy of the nominated book directly to each member of the award committee.