Carl Beck Award

The Carl Beck Award, established in 1980, is presented on an annual basis to a graduate student for his or her paper in the field of International Studies. Carl Beck was aware that the field of international relations faced difficult new challenges. To respond to those challenges it must be adaptive and innovative, open to new ideas, perspectives and approaches. The Committee therefore looks for original papers that deal with traditional concerns in new and interesting ways or with emergent international conditions and problems.

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  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA
  2. To be eligible for the award, submitted papers must: be in English; not exceed 10,000 words; be delivered at an ISA conference; not be considered for any other ISA award; not be published as of October 20th submission deadline; be authored by graduate students who have not received their PhD as of the date of the paper presentation. To be eligible for consideration for the Carl Beck Award a paper must be the work of a full-time or part-time graduate student enrolled in a formal degree program at an established college or university. There is no restriction on the location of the institution.
  3. Jointly-authored papers are not eligible.
  4. Submitted papers should have been presented between October 2020 and October 2021 at any of the ISA conferences or have been accepted for presentation between October 2020 and October 2021 at any subsequently canceled ISA conferences.
  • A $500.00 (USD) cash prize is awarded to the recipient.
  • The winner will also receive a plaque at the awards presentations at the annual ISA Annual Convention.
  • The award winner is selected by a three member Award Committee appointed by the ISA President with the concurrency of the Governing Council.
  • Award Committee Members serve two-year terms.
  • The Committee Chair is responsible for notifying the recipient of the award and encouraging the recipient to attend the ISA Annual Convention at which the award is to be presented so as to receive the award in person.
  • Graduate students are invited to submit their papers for the competition. They should include a letter of support for the nomination of the paper, written by department chairs, program directors, deans, chairs of sessions at ISA annual or regional meetings, or from chairs of sessions at other meetings of international studies associations. Such a letter has to explain why the paper has special merit and deserves consideration for the Carl Beck Award.
  • In addition, department chairs, program directors, deans, chairs of sessions at ISA annual or regional meetings, or from chairs of sessions at other meetings of international studies associations are invited and encouraged to submit excellent student papers for the competition. In addition to the paper, they have to send a letter explaining why the paper has special merit and deserves consideration for the Carl Beck Award.
  • The manuscript and letter should be sent to the Chair of the Carl Beck Award Committee.
  • Submissions should arrive electronically by October 1st.

Recipients

Congratulations to Rotem Dvir, the 2021 recipient of the Carl Beck Award! See the previous recipients below.


Year Recipient
2021 Rotem Dvir
2020 Selim C. Sazak
2013 Shahrzad Sabet
2012 Susan D. Hyde & Randall W. Stone
2011 Tina Freyburg (Honorable Mention: Seva Gunitsky)
2009 Michael Beckley
2007 Shelley L. Hurt
2006 Idean Salehyan
2005 Shuhei Kurizaki
2003 Kristopher W. Ramsay
2002 Carolyn Lloyd
2000 Nita Rudra
1997 Renske Doorenspleet
1996 Bear Braumoeller
1995 Yukiko Koga
1994 Erik Gartzke
1993 Robert Latham
1992 Lizbeth Barnard
1990 Patrick Regan
1989 Jeffrey William Knopf
1987 Marie Henehen
1986 Carolyn Rhodes-Jones
1985 Lev Gonick
1983 T. Clifton Morgan
1982 Theodore Koontz

Committee Members

Ronald R. Krebs | Chair March 2020 - March 2022 University of Minnesota

Fiona Adamson | Member March 2021 - March 2023 SOAS, University of London

Ronald J. Deibert | Member March 2021 - March 2023 University of Toronto

 

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