Career Award 2021

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The IPPA Career Award is given biennially. The award recognizes the contribution of outstanding scholars to the development of the field of Public Policy and/or Public Administration. Recipients will be prominent scholars with an established record of theoretical and empirical scholarly publications and service to the profession, and who have advanced the fields of Public Policy and/or Public Administration. Leading scholars (including Emerita/Emeriti) in the fields of Public Policy and/or Public Administration are eligible for nominations.


Self-nominations and nomination of current members of the IPPA Executive Committee are not allowed.


The successful nominee will be determined by a Jury established by IPPA. The Award will be officially presented during the ICPP5 – Barcelona, in July 2021, where a panel will be devoted to the award winner’s work. 


The call for nominations will be open from 2 November 2020 - 8 January 2021


The Career Award 2021 jury will be chaired by:

Prof. Heike Grimm

Deputy Director of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy

University of Erfurt


Nomination Guideline

Nominations for the Career Award must be submitted online via the IPPA website by one correspondent who has compiled all the relevant materials of the candidate into one single file submission.


The file must contain the following:


  • Supporting statements from academics and policy researchers in scholarly institutions – preferably based in three different countries - advocating the merits of the candidate.  This may be either one statement co-signed or three brief letters of support, but comprising no more than three pages in total.  At least one of the nominators must be an IPPA member.
  • CV of nominee
  • The nominators must commit to helping organize a panel devoted to the winner’s work at the ICCP5 should the nomination be successful.