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Rising Star Award

Nomination Procedure

Nominations open: Monday 21 June 2021
Deadline for nominations: Monday 16 August 2021

Nominations for the 2021 Rising Star Award are now closed.

Submitting a nomination

To nominate, please email a formal nomination letter from the Official Representative or Head of Department to

Nominations must include:

  • The nominee’s CV 
  • A formal nomination letter


An ECPR Rising Star is:

  • A current PhD student, or within five years of completing their PhD
  • Working or studying at an ECPR Full or Associate Member institution
  • Academically involved
    • Please include details of current or previous research projects they have participated in, as well as contributions to journals, books, and/or blogs, or demonstrable commitment to teaching
  • Socially engaged
    • A good networker whose contribution to the profession reaches beyond the academy, to provide benefit to the community and wider society
    • Please include details of their involvement in the academic community, within their institution, country and community; examples of public engagement, teaching and general involvement with other associations/events/institutions; and engagement with ECPR events, activities and publications

ECPR will review each application on its own merits and the arguments of the nominator.

Prize Jury

  • Amy Verdun University of Victoria (Chair)
  • David Farrell University College Dublin (Chair of the ECPR Executive Committee)
  • Ladislav Cabada Metropolitan University Prague
  • Giliberto Capano Bologna University
  • Daniela Irrera University of Catania
  • Hana Kubátová Charles University
  • Tanja Munro Director of the ECPR

Prize announcement and delivery

The winner of the 2021 prize will be announced in November 2021.

Further questions? Email