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

We will not accept nominations for a 2020 award. We will resume nominations in 2021.


Congratulations to Robert U. Nagel and Austin C. Doctor, authors of “Sexual Violence and Rebel Group Fragmentation“  and recipients of the 2020 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.

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