ISSS Emerging Scholar Award

The Emerging Scholar Award, which will be awarded annually, is meant to recognize scholars who have made (through their body of publications) the most significant contribution to the field of security studies.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA.
  2. Scholars must be under the age of 45 or within fifteen years of receiving their PhD.


  • The award recipient will receive a plaque and a $500 award given during the ISSS reception at the Annual Convention.

Selection Process

  • Nominations may come from any member of the ISSS.
  • Nominations should include a short letter of justification (not more than 1 page) and the nominee's CV. The selection committee will decide on a winner.
  • Nominations should be sent via email to Stephen Saideman by July 15, 2020.


Congratulations to Severine Autesserre for receiving the Emerging Scholar Award in 2021! 

For a list of past recipients, please check below.

Past Recipients


Stephen Saideman | Chair
April 2021- March 2022
Carleton University

Dara Cohen | Member
April 2021- March 2022
Harvard University

Eugene Gholz | Member
April 2021- March 2022
University of Notre Dame



Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates