Jacek Kugler Political Demography and Geography Student Paper Award

The Jacek Kugler Political Demography and Geography Student Paper Award was established in 2014 to recognize the best paper with a political demography and geography theme presented at the ISA Annual Convention.

General Information

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  • Recipients must be a current member of ISA.
  • Nominations are requested for papers that were presented at the 2018 ISA Annual Convention in San Francisco.
  • The subject matter of the paper must fall into the broadly defined category of political demography and geography.
  • The author must be a graduate student on the date the paper is presented. Multi-authored papers will be allowed but all authors must be graduate students on the date the paper is presented. Papers co-authored with Professors will not be eligible.


  • The Award is sponsored by the Political Demography and Geography Section.
  • The winner receives a $300 prize, a certificate, and two years of free membership within the PDG Section.
  • Two runners-up will receive a certificate and one year free PDG Section membership.
  • The prize will be awarded at the reception held by the Political Demography and Geography Section at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association.


Nomination Process

  • To complete the nomination, e-mail a copy of your paper to PDG Award Director, Tad Kugler no later than June 4, 2019. Panel chairs, discussant and paper presenters may make nominations (graduate students may nominate their own papers as well). If the nominee is someone other than the author(s), the Award Chair shall contact the author(s) to verify their approval of the nomination.


Selection Process

The Award Committee will conduct a blind review of all nominated papers and is responsible for choosing the winner and two runners-up for the award. Results will be announced by November 2019.


Tad Kugler | Best Graduate Student Paper Committee
April 2019 - March 2020
Roger Williams University


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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