Awards - Francesco Kjellberg Award for Outstanding Papers Presented by New Scholars
The purpose of the Francesco Kjellberg Award is to encourage young, new scholars to write and present papers at the World Congress of Political Science. The recipient is offered a complimentary two-year IPSA membership and funding of his/her travel costs to the following World Congress of Political Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards on the basis of nominations by convenors and chairs at the world congress and is based on normal criteria of academic excellence. The prize of 2012 is of US$1000.
This award is given in honor of a distinguished Norwegian political scientist, Francesco Kjellberg. Professor Kjellberg was IPSA Secretary General from 1988 to 1994. His involvement with IPSA spanned more than 20 years. He was secretary of the Research Committee on Comparative Study of Local Government and Politics (RC-05) from 1976 to 1979, member of the IPSA Executive Committee from 1979 to 1985, and program chair of the 13th IPSA World Congress (Paris 1985). He was also secretary of the Norwegian Political Science Association and taught at Oslo University. He passed away in March 1998.
Guidelines for applications
Nominations for the award must be made by convenors or panel chairs and must include:
- A letter of recommendation from the chair or convenor indicating that the candidate fulfills the criteria and is worthy of an award;
- The curriculum vitae of the author;
- Four copies of the congress paper.
The following are the criteria for the award:
- Candidates must be new scholars, not more than five years after completion of a Ph.D., or at the beginning of an equivalent active academic career, at the time of presenting the paper;
- The paper must be original, unpublished and presented personally by candidate at the congress;
- The paper must be outstanding and worthy of publication in a leading political science journal.
Nominations are currently closed.
Convenors and chairs are invited to send their nominations:
By email: A PDF copy by email to the attention of Guy Lachapelle, the IPSA Secretary General, to: email@example.com
By mail: A printed copy by mail to:
International Political Science Association (IPSA)
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Francesco Kjellberg Award Recipients*
Rafael Pinero and Mauricio Morales.
Paper: Financiamiento Público de Campañas: Cómo los subsidios por votos estimulan el gasto electoral
Charles Gomes, IUPERJ (Brazil).
Paper : L’effet de la culture juridique sur la politique d’immigration en France et aux États-Unis
Eui-Young Kim, University of Michigan (USA).
Paper : The Business Interest Association and the Political Economy of Development in South Korea
Susan Dicklich, University of South Carolina (USA)
Paper : The Democratization of Uganda under the NRM Regime
Peter Wagner, Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin (Germany)
Paper : Social Science and the State in Continental Western Europe - the political structuratrion of disciplinary discourse
Zehra Arat, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY (USA)
Paper : Human rights trade-offs in developing countries : a comparative study of declining democracies
* No Award was given in 1991, 2003, 2006 and 2012.