FTGS Graduate Student Paper Award

About the Award

This award, sponsored by Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS), was established in 1996 to honor the best feminist theory and/or gender studies graduate student paper presented at the current year’s ISA Annual Convention.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA
  2. The person nominated must have been a student at the time the paper was presented


  • A $500.00 (USD) cash prize along with a certificate is awarded to the recipient
  • The award comes with a peer-review by the International Feminist Journal of Politics with a prospect for publication

Selection Process

  • Results of the competition will be announced in early September
  • The Committee Chair is responsible for notifying the recipient of the award and encouraging the Recipient to attend the Annual Convention at which the Award is to be presented so as to receive the Award in person

Apply for the FTGS Best Student Paper Award

The deadline for nominations is June 21,2019.

  • Nominations may be made by anyone in the profession. We encourage in particular discussants and chairs on FTGS panels to let us know about outstanding papers you encountered. Self-nominations are also welcome.
  • Nominations should include contact information of the nominee and a copy of the relevant paper. They should be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Award Committee.



Congratulations to Caroline Cottet, the 2017 recipient of the FTGS Best Student Paper Award!

For a list of past recipients, please check below.

Past Recipients


Thomas Gregory | Chair
University of Auckland

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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