Conference Postgraduate Paper Prize 2023

The Postgraduate Conference Paper Prize is awarded annually to the best conference paper by a postgraduate student(s).

*** submissions are now closed ***

Postgraduate Conference Paper Prize 2023 

  • Closing Date for Applications is Friday 1 September 2023.
  • Papers must include a title page with author details, 200-word abstract, and a maximum word length of 6,000 words (excluding footnotes and references).
  • Papers must be written in English.
  • All submissions should be emailed to the Conference Co-ordinator:

Nomination Guidelines

  • The prize is awarded to the best paper submitted for refereeing prior to the conference by postgraduate students.
  • The nominee must be a current financial member of APSA in the year of nomination.

Judging Process

  • The decision will be made by a judging panel chaired by a member of the conference organising committee. The panel will read and rank the nominated papers, applying the following criteria:
    • Degree of originality
    • Use of appropriate sources
    • Coherence of argument
    • Sophistication of analysis 
  • Members of judging panels will adhere to the Guidance on Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interest. If the Chair of a judging panel has a significant conflict of interest, they will relinquish their position as Chair to one of the other panellists.
  • APSA reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

Award Details

  • The winner will receive the prize of $1000 and a certificate.
  • This Prize is funded by the APSA.