LGBTQA Emerging Scholar Paper Award

The LGBTQA Caucus recognizes the tremendous contributions of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and those in non-permanent employment to our field through the Emerging Scholar Paper Award. The Award is judged on the basis of excellence in graduate student research on the basis of the originality, rigor, and potential impact of their paper.

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, postdoctoral fellow, or in non-permanent employment at the time the paper was presented, and the paper must have been presented at the annual ISA conference 
  3. Papers must be received by the stated deadline


  • The recipient will receive a certificate and cash prize of $100

Selection Process

  • The selection committee will be comprised of the Chair-Elect of the caucus, the 2 members at large, and the previous year's Eminent Scholar awardee (previously known as LGBTQA awardee). They will read all submissions deemed to meet the eligibility requirements and determine a fair process for selection.

Apply For This Award

  • Nomination Deadline: TBD
  • Recipients

    List of past recipients TBD.


    Charlotte Heath-Kelly | Coordinator
    University of Warwick

    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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