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Stein Rokkan Prize

Nomination Procedure


Nominations open: 31 January 2024.
Nominations close: 30 April 2024.

Nominations for the 2024 award have now closed. Thank you to all those who have nominated.

Submitting a nomination

To nominate, please email a formal nomination letter to Nominations can be made by scientific institutions (including Universities and Departments, Research Centres, Academies, disciplinary unions or associations and Research Institutions), and should come via the head of the organisation/department.

Only one nomination may be received per institution. Institutions do not need to be members of either the ISC or ECPR.

Nominations must include, as three separate PDF files:

  • Formal nomination letter expressing support of the nominee's candidacy for this award (Document 1)
  • Biography of the candidate including an outline of their work and research interests (Document 2)
  • Book title and year of publication (Document 2)
  • A PDF copy of the book (Document 3) (please note this must be a searchable PDF)


  • The Stein Rokkan Prize is open to candidates from all social science disciplines, who need not be affiliated with a Member institution of either the ISC or ECPR.
  • The work should be a substantial and original contribution to comparative social science research.
  • The work must be a published monograph. Unpublished manuscripts, edited collections, and collected works are not eligible.
  • The book must have been published within the two calendrical years preceding the award. For the Stein Rokkan Prize 2024, books must have been published in 2022 or 2023. No book should be nominated in more than one year.
  • The work should preferably be in English; however, a submission written in another language can be nominated as long as it is accompanied by an English summary of the work.

After the closing date for nominations, publishers may be asked to provide copies of the book in alternative formats for the members of the jury.


  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Nominations from publishers and agencies are not accepted.
  • Members of the ECPR Executive Committee, ISC Governing Board and Secretariat, and Editors of any ECPR books, journals or blog are not eligible for this prize during their term and for a certain buffer period afterwards.
    • Members of the ECPR Executive Committee and ISC Governing Board have a buffer period of three years; the ISC Secretariat and ECPR Editors have a buffer period of one year.
    • The requirement that a work have been published in the previous two years may be waived in this case, so that the work is eligible in the year following the buffer period.


The Jury for this prize is Chaired by a member of the ECPR Executive Committee, and includes a representative from the Universitetet i Bergen and the ISC, as well as two other eminent scholars in the field of social science.

The Jury for 2024 will be announced soon.

Prize announcement and delivery

The winner will be announced in autumn 2024, firstly by the International Science Council.

Questions? Email