Award Details

Award Name

APSA Civic & Community Engagement

Submission Deadline


Possible Recipients

Open To
  • Faculty
Award Sponsor

American Political Science Association

Eligibility: Self-nominations are accepted. 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.

Nominations are also encouraged from all types of academic institutions; because contributions may come from outside of academia, there is no requirement that the honoree be a current faculty member. The award is intended to recognize a significant singular contribution rather than the cumulative work of a career, so scholars of all ranks are eligible for the award – including scholars at the early or mid-career level. Past receipt of the award does not preclude one’s future eligibility for a later/separate significant contribution.


The Distinguished Award for Civic and Community Engagement honors significant civic or community engagement activity by a political scientist, alone or in collaboration with others, which explicitly merges knowledge and practice and goes beyond research to have an impact outside of the profession or the academy. The award, supported by the Ivywood Foundation, is presented at the APSA Annual Meeting and carries a $1,000 honorarium and a $4,000 budget for the recipient to organize an activity to advance civi

Important Dates

Important Date

Submission Deadline

Award Prizes

Monetary Prize
$ 1000

First Place

Monetary Prize
$ 4000