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Hedley Bull Prize in International Relations

Nomination Procedure

Nominations open: 19 October 2020
Deadline for nominations: 5 March 2021

Submitting a nomination 

To nominate, please email a formal nomination letter to
Nominations must include, as three separate PDF files:

•    Formal nomination letter including book title and year of publication, and the rationale for nominating this book
•    Book as a PDF file
•    Reviews if available


  • The prize is open to social science scholars.
  • Candidates must be from an ECPR member institution.
  • Only member institiutions can nominate, however, the candidate and nominator do not have to be from the same institution.
  • The work must be a published monograph.
  • Entries must be published in the two years before the year of award (i.e. between 2019 and 2020, for the 2021 prize application).


  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Nominations from publishers are not accepted.
  • Members of the ECPR Executive Committee, ECPR Director, or Editors of any ECPR books, journals or blog are not eligible for this prize.
  • Edited volumes are not eligible.

Prize Jury

Eligible nominations will be reviewed by a jury comprised of the Convenors of the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR), Critical Peace and Conflict Studies, Human Rights and Transitional Justice, International Political Theory, and a member of the Executive Committee of the ECPR as Chair.

Mary Farrell ECPR Executive Committee Member
Dirk de Bievre representing Standing Group of International Relations
Daniela Irrera representing Standing Group of International Relations
Gezim Visoka representing Standing Group on Critical Peace and Conflict Studies
Briony Jones representing Standing Group on Human Rights and Transitional Justice
James Pattison representing Standing Group on International Political Theory

Prize announcement and delivery

The winner will be announced in June 2021. 

Questions? Email