ESS Graduate Student Paper Award

About the Award

Graduate students are invited to participate in the ESS Graduate Student Paper Award Competition sponsored by the Environmental Studies Section of ISA. The award was established in 2011 to recognize the best paper with an environment-related theme presented at the ISA Annual Convention.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipient must be a current member of ISA
  2. Nominations are being requested for papers that were presented at the 2019 ISA annual convention in Toronto
  3. Graduate student papers that have been co‐authored with professors are not eligible for nomination for the best graduate student paper


  • The awardee receives a $150 prize along with a certificate.
  • The awardee also receives consideration for publication by the journal Global Environmental Politics

Selection Process

  • The Award Committee makes the selection and is responsible for notifying the recipient of the award

Apply for the ESS Graduate Student Paper Award

The deadline for nominations is June 1st

  • To complete the nomination, e-mail a copy of your paper (in MS Word or PDF format) to the chair of the award committee no later than June 1st to the chair of the award committee.
  • Panel chairs, discussant and paper presenters make nominations (graduate students may nominate their own papers as well)
  • Nominations should be sent to the award chair, Kate O'Neill


Congratulations to Charlotte Grech-Madin recipient of the ESS Graduate Student Paper Award, for “‘Currents of Conscience: Evolution and Operation of the Water Taboo”

For a list of past recipients, please check below.

Past Recipients


Kate O'Neill | Award Chair
April 2019 - March 2020
University of California at Berkeley

Meet the Committee

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates

The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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