DPLST Article Award

This annual award is presented to the author(s) of the article that best advances the theoretical and empirical study of diplomacy. We especially welcome those articles that attempt to connect the study of diplomacy with broader issues and trends in the discipline.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA.
  2. Article must be published online or in print by a peer-reviewed journal within the previous calendar year (i.e. awards at ISA 2021 will be given for articles published during January 1st – December 31st, 2020). The next DPLST Article Award will be given at ISA 2022.


  • Certificate is presented to the recipient at the ISA Annual Convention

Selection Process

  • Articles may be self-nominated or nominated by others. Electronic submission of PDFs of articles and the DOI for the article should be submitted to the chair of the Awards Committee, Eric Grynaviski, who will disseminate the article to the entire selection committee. The submission deadline is October 8, 2021.
  • Winners are strongly expected to participate in the following year’s article award selection committee.



Congratulations to the 2021 recipient of the DPLST Article Award, Deepak Nair!

For a list of past recipients, please check below.

Past Recipients


Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates