The Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research is presented by the International Science Council (ISC), the University of Bergen and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Thanks to the generosity of the University of Bergen it now comprises an award of $5,000 and will be awarded on an annual basis.
Stein Rokkan was a pioneer of comparative political and social science research, renowned among other things for his ground-breaking work on the nation state and democracy. A brilliant researcher and a professor at the University of Bergen where he spent most of his career, Rokkan was also president of the International Social Science Council (an organisation that merged to form the ISC in 2018), and one of the founders of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
The prize is open to works in comparative studies from all social science disciplines. It is given to a submission that is deemed by the Jury to be a very substantial and original contribution in comparative social science research.
Nominations for the 2019 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research are welcome from 16 October 2018 and close on Friday 15 February 2019. The winner will be announced in July 2019.