J. Ann Tickner Award

The Tickner award was established in 2011 to recognize J. Ann Tickner for her pathbreaking role within the International Studies Association and in the discipline of International Relations more generally. This award recognizes someone who, in Tickner’s footsteps, consistently combines bravery in pursuing high-quality, pioneering scholarship that pushes the boundaries of the discipline with a deep commitment to service, especially teaching and mentoring.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA.
  2. Nominations must include a detailed letter of the nominee’s accomplishments generally and suitability for this award specifically, as well as an up-to-date curriculum vitae for the nominee. Nominations of women and other members of historically marginalized groups are especially welcome.
  3. Nominations should be submitted to the award committee at the following address: tickneraward@isanet.org
  4. On request, nominations can be renewed for two years after their original submission.


  • The recipient will receive a $1000.00 (USD) check and a plaque.

Selection Process

  • The award committee will serve 2 year terms.

Apply or Nominate for the Award

Nominations should be submitted to the award committee at the following address: tickneraward@isanet.org. The nomination deadline is October 1, 2021.


Congratulations to Elisabeth Prugl & Bina D'Costa, the 2021 co-recipients of the J. Ann Tickner Award!

Past Recipients


Catia Cecilia Confortini, Chair
March 2020 - March 2022
Wellesley College

Meet the Committee

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates