Early Researcher Book Award

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The IPPA Early Researcher Book Award is awarded biennially to a scholar who, within seven years of completing the PhD, has published a single-authored monograph that represents a major theoretical, methodological, and/or empirical contribution to the field of Public Policy and/or Public Administration.


To be eligible for the Early Researcher Book Award 2021, the date of publication imprint of the nominee’s book must be 2013 or later. Publications by academic and non-academic presses are eligible for nomination. A thesis published online by the PhD granting university’s library is not considered as a publication for the purposes of this award. For the 2021 Award, the nominee’s book must have been published in English.


Self-nominations are not allowed.

Nominators (either individuals or publishers) may only nominate once in each category.


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


The recipient of the Early Researcher Book Award will be determined by a jury established by IPPA. The jury will be chaired by:


 Prof. Pauline Ravinet (Science Po, Lille) 


Nomination Guideline

Nominations for the Best Book Award must be submitted online via the IPPA website by one correspondent who has compiled all the relevant materials 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 in terms of ‘making a substantial contribution to the study of public policy and/or public administration. 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
  • A single-authored monograph of the nominee that has been published within seven years of completing the PhD and which is made available via open access or in downloadable e-format.

The nominators must commit to helping organize a panel devoted to the winner’s book at the ICCP5 should the nomination be successful.