The Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize in European Political Sociology is awarded by the ECPR for a major contribution to the advancement of political sociology by a jury composed of four members of the ECPR Executive Committee. The prize is presented to either a scholar with an ensemble of outstanding scientific publications and constructive professional achievements or a coherent team of several researchers enjoying a high reputation in the international community of political sociologists.
The founder of the prize, Mattei Dogan, who sadly passed away in October 2010, was senior research officer emeritus at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) following a distinguished international career teaching and researching in political sociology. The award he founded was first bestowed in 2007 and is presented every other year at the ECPR General Conference. The award for this prize is US$3,000.
Nominations for the 2017 prize are now closed. The winner will be announced in late April.