Dina Zinnes Award

This award is presented by the Scientific Study of International Processes Section (SSIP).

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA
  2. Nominations must be graduate student papers presented at a panel or poster session sponsored by the SSIP section or the Convention Theme at the prior year’s Annual Convention


  • A $100.00 (USD) cash prize and and a certificate is awarded to the recipient
  • Award will be presented at the SSIP Business Meeting at the ISA Annual Convention

Selection Process

  • A three-member committee will deliberate and select a recipient
  • Decisions will be made regarding awardees by August

Apply for the Dina Zinnes Award

Nominations should be sent by email to Erica Chenoweth (the Award Chair) at erica_chenoweth@hks.harvard.edu by May 1st


Congratulations to Jessica Edry, author of “Mastering the Double-Edged Sword: How Shallow Commitments to Human Rights Treaties Deepen over Time”  and recipient of the 2019 Dina Zinnes Award!

For a list of past recipients, please check below.

Past Recipients


Erica Chenoweth | Section Chair
March 2019-April 2021
Harvard University

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates