Frances V. Harbour Graduate Student Paper Award

A founding member and past chair of the International Ethics section, Professor Frances V. Harbour published extensively on morality in foreign and security policy; just war theory; arms control and biological and chemical weapons. Fran is fondly remembered in the International Ethics section as kind friend and wonderful mentor for junior scholars and graduate students.

Graduate Students are invited to enter the Frances V. Harbour Graduate Student Paper Competition sponsored by the International Ethics Section of the ISA. The award was established in 2014 to recognize an outstanding graduate student paper presented on an International Ethics Section panel at the ISA Annual Convention.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Hold membership in the ISA. 
  2. Have presented the nominated paper on an International Ethics section panel (sponsor or co-sponsor) at the most recent (2019) Annual Convention. 
  3. Have been a graduate student at the time the paper was presented.
  4. Co-authored papers are eligible provided that each author is a graduate student at the time the paper was presented.


  • The recipient will receive a $100 cash reward at the ISA Annual Convention.

Selection Process

  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Nominations may also be made by any member of the Ethics section of the ISA and by a Chair or Discussant of a section sponsored (and co-sponsored) panel on which an eligible award winner presented a paper. Nominations should be submitted with the eligible author’s permission. 
  • Nominations should include contact information of the nominee, also a copy of the relevant paper. They should be submitted electronically to the Chair of the award committee.
  • Nominations need to be received by July 1st, 2019. For specific questions regarding the selection process, contact the Committee Chair, Valerie Morkevicius


Valerie Morkevicius | Chair
Colgate University

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates

The International Studies Association

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