SAWP Best Paper in South Asian Security Award

About the Award

The purpose of the award is to recognize cutting-edge research on South Asian security issues.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. The paper may be on any topic within the scope of South Asian security issues.
  2. Papers must have been presented at the ISA Annual Convention in 2018 (San Francisco) or 2019 (Toronto).
  3. Author(s) should be members of the ISA and the SAWP section at the time of submission.
  4. Nominated papers should not be published at time of nomination.
  5. The award is open to the entire SAWP membership. Doctoral students and junior scholars who have completed their PhDs within the past five years are particularly encouraged to apply.
  6. Self-nominations are permitted.


  1. Cash prize from Asian Security: $250 and a certificate. 
  2. Also, author(s) of the winning paper are encouraged to submit their manuscript to Asian Security where it will be fast-tracked for review. Please follow the online submission guidelines:

Selection Process

  1. The decision to award the prize will be taken by a three-member selection committee appointed by the section. Current committee members are not eligible for the award. The committee’s decision shall be final. The committee reserves the right not to extend an award if the submissions are not found to be of appropriate standard.

Apply for the SAWP Best Paper in South Asian Security Award

Contact information, abstract, and electronic copy of the article may be sent to Ananya Sharma, SAWP Secretary by August 30, 2019



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Nicolas Blarel | Co-Chair
Leiden University

Surupa Gupta | Co-Chair
University of Mary Washington

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