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Rudolf Wildenmann Prize

Nomination Procedure


Nominations are accepted from the last day of the Joint Sessions of Workshops

Nomination information will be sent directly to Workshop Directors, who are welcome to nominate ONE Paper from their Workshop for this prize.

Nominations open: Friday 29 March 2024.
Nominations close: 30 May 2024.


  • Nominees must work or study at Any ECPR Member institution (full or associate)
  • Nominees must be pre-PhD or within 5 years of receiving it
  • Co-authored papers are permitted, under the following conditions:
    • All co-authors are pre-PhD or within 5 years, or
    • If a senior scholar is involved, it is clarified that the junior/s took the leading role.


  • Self-nominations are not accepted
  • Candidates holding roles with the ECPR as EC Members, Director, or Editors will not be considered
  • Workshop directors are not eligible


This prize is judged by a jury consisting of members of our Executive Committee and editors of our journals. The 2024 prize jury consists of a representative from each of the below:

  • Jury Chair, Executive Committee Member
  • Editor – Political Research Exchange
  • Editor – European Political Science Review
  • Editor – European Journal of Political Research
  • Associate Editor – European Journal of International Relations

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