IPS Distinguished Scholar

The Distinguished Scholar Award is given for a longstanding contributions to international political sociology.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Ideal nominees will have made significant advances in developing and popularizing international political sociology and transcend areas of specialization within international studies.
  2. They will have used IPS outside academia, preferably in realms of activism and social engagement.
  3. They will also have superlative records of service and mentorship within the wider international studies community.
  4. The Distinguished Scholar in International Political Sociology Award will be judged according to four criteria: i. Contribution and significance ii. Activism and social responsibility iii. Engagement and service iv. Interdisciplinary
  5. Nominees should be or should be willing to become members of the International Studies Association.


  • The winner will be honored by a plaque.
  • This award will be presented at the IPS Section Distinguished Scholar Award Roundtable.

Selection Process

  • The recipient of the award will be determined by the Executive Committee of the IPS Section and an external member. The Committee reserves the right not to make an award in any given year.

Apply for the Award

  • Each year the committee will solicit nominations for the award from the IPS Section membership.
  • Nominations must be accompanied by (1) a supporting letter of no more than a single page and (2) a curriculum vitiate.
  • All materials must be email to the Section Chair Andreja Zevnik by May 30, 2019 with subject heading "Distinguished Scholar Nomination".


Congratulations to Cecelia Lynch, the 2019 recipient of the IPS Distinguished Scholar Award!


Andreja Zevnik | Chair
University of Manchester

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