APSA ANZSOG Policy Studies Prize

This Prize is awarded annually to the best peer reviewed article, with a Policy Studies focus, accepted by a journal in the previous calendar year.

This Prize is made possible by generous support from ANZSOG. ANZSOG is owned by and works for the governments of Australia and New Zealand to lift the quality of public sector leadership.

Call for nominations 2020 (Closed for Nominations)

  • Call for Nominations – Friday 22 May 2020
  • Closing Date for Nominations – Friday 26 June 2020
  • Winner Announcement – APSA 2020 AGM
  • Commission of Winner’s Trophy and Prize – APSA 2021 Annual Conference Dinner

Criteria on which entries will be judged:  

  • The award is for the best peer reviewed article, with a Policy Studies (public policy, social policy, public management, governance) focus, accepted by a journal in the previous calendar year (e.g. July, 2019  to June, 2020).
  • To be eligible for the prize, the author must be a postgraduate or early career researcher (within their first five years postdoc, however, we are happy to accommodate significant career interruptions). He/She must also be working or studying at an Australian university (or working outside the higher education sector for those who are between academic appointments).

Submission Guidelines:

  • The submission should include a copy of the paper, along with a 100 word statement about the reason for the nomination. It should be sent to the Chair of the APSA Policy Studies Research Group, Siobhan O’Sullivan, at siobhan.osullivan@unsw.edu.au by the due date (to be advised by APSA every entry year).
  • A Selection Committee will consist of two nominees on behalf of ANZSOG and two nominees on behalf of the Policy Studies Research Group. Each group should nominate one female-identifying Policy Studies scholar and one male-identifying Policy Studies scholar. Other diversities are strongly encouraged.
  • The Chair of the Policy Studies Research Group will also be the Chair of the Prize Committee.
  • The winner of the prize will be announced at the annual conference dinner, where a prize of A$1000 and a trophy will be awarded.

Past Winners:

  • 2019 (joint award):
    1. Dr. Prudence Brown, ‘Understanding barriers to new approaches – a case study from Australian remote indigenous policy‘.
    2. Catherine Cochrane, ‘Boundary making in anti-corruption policy: Behaviour, responses and institutions‘.