Robert W. & Jessie Cox Award

Established in 1997, the Robert W. and Jessie Cox Award honors the best graduate student paper of critical inquiry into international relations. The purpose of the prize is to encourage critical study of international political economy, world orders, and civilizations. Papers submitted should relate, broadly, to the main normative principles for which the Coxes stand, including:  diffusion of power; democratization; mutual respect for distinct civilizations, concern for the biosphere; and, greater  equality among societies, genders, and races. 

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA
  2. Be authored by graduate students who have not received their PhD as of the date of the paper presentation
  3. While paper submitters are encouraged to attend the ISA Convention, this is NOT a condition of eligibility

Prize

  • A $500.00 (USD) cash prize and a plaque are awarded to the recipient at the annual ISA Convention.

Selection Process

  • Not be considered for any other ISA award.
  • Not be published as of the submission deadline.

Apply or Nominate for the Award

  • Submit papers in English
  • Submit in Microsoft Word format
  • Include a title page with name, institutional affiliation, email and the total word count Not exceed 10,000 words, including title, notes and references
  • Relate, broadly, to the main normative principles for which the Coxes stand, including: diffusion of power; democratization; mutual respect for distinct civilizations, concern for the biosphere; and, greater equality among societies, genders, and races
  • Nominations, including copies of the paper, should be sent electronically to the Committee Chair by October 1st.

Recipients

Congratulations to Ali Bhagat 2019's recipient of the Robert & Jessie Cox Award!

For a list of past recipients, please check below.

Past Recipients

Contact

Teivo Teivainen | Chair
February 2017 - March 2019
University of Helsinki

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