The following committees have been charged with selecting recipients of awards for outstanding papers delivered at the previous year's MPSA conference. Winners will be announced at the 2019 conference.
Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar
A $250 award for the best paper, regardless of field or topic, by a scholar or scholars who has or have received the terminal degree(s) within six years of the year in which the paper was presented.
Award Committee: David Leal, The University of Texas at Austin (chair); Natasha Altema McNeely, The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley; Jennifer Eileen Byrne, James Madison University
Best Paper in International Relations
A $250 award for the best paper on the topic of international relations.
Award Committee: Christopher Francis Gelpi, Ohio State University-Main Campus (chair); Sarah Brooks, Ohio State University-Main Campus; Michael Colaresi, University of Pittsburgh
Best Undergraduate Poster Award
A $250 award for the best paper presented in a poster format by an undergraduate.
Award Committee: Mary P McGuire, SUNY College at Cortland (chair); Kristin Garrett, Wheaton College; Eric Juenke, Michigan State University
Kellogg/Notre Dame Award
A $250 award for the best paper in comparative politics.
Award Committee: Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (chair); Emily Beaulieu, University of Kentucky; Pablo Martin Pinto, University of Houston
Kenneth J. Meier Award
A $250 award for the best paper in bureaucratic politics, public administration, or public policy.
Award Committee: David Nixon, University of Hawaii at Manoa (chair); Jiaqi Liang, University of Illinois at Chicago; Amanda Rutherford, Indiana University-Bloomington
Lucius Barker Award
A $250 award for the best paper on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics and honoring the spirit and work of Professor Barker.
Award Committee: Ismail K. White, George Washington University (chair); Michael W. Combs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Andra Gillespie, Emory University; Linda Trautman, Ohio University-Lancaster Campus
Patrick J. Fett Award
A $250 award for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the presidency.
Award Committee: Brandice Canes-Wrone, Princeton University (chair); Laurel Harbridge Yong, Northwestern University; George A. Krause, University of Georgia
Pi Sigma Alpha Award
A $250 award for the best paper presented at the MPSA Annual National Conference. Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
Award Committee: Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame (chair); Hans Noel, Georgetown University; Maggie Penn, Emory University
Review of Politics Award
A $250 award for the best paper in normative political theory.
Award Committee: Heather McDougall, Leadership exCHANGE (chair); Ruth Abbey, University of Notre Dame; Jennet Kirkpatrick, Arizona State University
Robert H. Durr Award
A $250 award for the best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem.
Award Committee: Iris Hui, Stanford (chair); Daniel Hidalgo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ines Levin, University of California, Irvine
Sophonisba Breckinridge Award
A $250 award for the best paper on the topic of women and politics.
Award Committee: Eileen L. McDonagh, Northeastern University (chair); Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young University-Provo; Olena Nikolayenko, Fordham University
Best Paper by a Graduate Student
A $250 award for best paper by delivered by a graduate student.
Award Committee: Mary Keys, University of Notre Dame (chair); Kelly Rader, Yale University; D. Stephen Voss, University of Kentucky
AJPS Award - Best Paper
A $1,000 award for the best article appearing in the volume of the American Journal of Political Science published in the year preceding the conference.
Award Committee: William Bernhard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (chair); Melissa Michelson, Menlo College; Burt Monroe, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Best Paper in American Politics
A $250 award for the best paper in American politics.
Award committee: Kira Sanbonmatsu, Rutgers University-New Brunswick (chair); Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University; Bradford Jones, University of Califorina-Davis
Best Paper in Political Behavior
A $250 award for the best paper in political behavior.
Award committee: Kyle Saunders, Colorado State University-Fort Collins (chair); Ignacio Jurado, University of York; Candis Watts Smith, UNC
Evan Ringquist Award
A $250 award for the best paper in political institutions.
Award committee: Scott Adler, University of Colorado Boulder (chair); Christian Grose, University of Southern California; Yushim Kim, Arizona State University