The ECPR, in recognition of Hans Daalder, one of the Consortium's founding fathers,
has instituted the Hans Daalder prize. This prize is an award of €1000 for an outstanding
paper presented at the ECPR Graduate Student Conference and is awarded biennially.
Hans Daalder (1928) was Professor of Political Science at Leiden University in the
Netherlands from 1963 to 1993. He was one of the eight founders of the European
Consortium for Political Research in 1970 and followed its first Chairman, Stein
Rokkan, as Chairman from 1976 to 1979 while he served as the first Head of the Department
of Political and Social Sciences of the newly established European University Institute
in Florence, Italy.