Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize

Nomination Procedure


The Prize is open to all scholars residing in a country defined as European by the criteria for full membership of the ECPR, and is awarded exclusively on scientific and academic criteria, at the exclusion of any ascriptive characteristic. The prize is presented either to one 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.

Current members of the ECPR Executive Committee and ECPR editors are not eligible for this prize. Former members become eligible three years after the end of their mandate. The recipient is chosen among scholars who would normally be less than 73 years old on the 1st of January of the year of the prize, because it is presumed that at this stage in their careers, the eminent scholars have already seen their merits recognised and recompensed. In exceptional cases, the ECPR Executive Committee may forgo this requirement. The age condition is not applicable to the former members of the ECPR Executive Committee.

Nomination for the prize can be made by ECPR member institutions, or from outside the ECPR by professional associations, universities, or research centres. Two or three political sociologists may jointly nominate a candidate. Nominations should include: a biography and bibliography of the nominee; evidence of the visibility of the nominee in the literature; and letters of recommendation from well-known scholars who may not necessarily be ECPR members.

Nominations for the 2019 prize will open in November 2018.

The 2019 prize jury is yet to be decided.  The 2017 prize jury comprised:

  • Mary Farrell (Chair), University of Plymouth
  • Reuven Hazan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Birgit Sauer, University of Vienna
  • Luca Verzichelli, Università degli studi di Siena

The winner will be announced in June 2019 and the prize will be presented at the ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw in September 2019.


"History is past politics, and politics is past history" - E.A. Freeman

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