The Johan Skytte Foundation would hereby like to encourage all members of the political science community as well as the friends of political science to submit their nominations for the 2020 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. Founded in 1995, the Johan Skytte Prize is considered to be the political science equivalent of the Nobel prizes. The most recent laureate is Professor Margaret Levi.
The nomination period is open until midnight on January 17, 2020 (Stockholm time). All nominations submitted after this deadline will be be considered for the 2021 prize.
The prize winner will be selected from among the nominees by a six-strong Skytte prize committee that currently consists of Li Bennich-Björkman, professor skytteana in eloquence and political science (Uppsala University; chair), professor Maurizio Ferrera (Università degli Studi di Milano), Kimberly Hutchings, professor of politics and international relations (Queen Mary University of London), Vello Pettai, professor of comparative politics (University of Tartu), professor Lise Rakner (University of Bergen) and Jan Teorell, professor of political science (Lund University). The committee members are not allowed to nominate, which makes your nomination very important to us.
The nomination form together with nomination guidelines can be found here. Please note that we store all the past nomination which means that unless you wish to add new information to your old nomination, you do not need to send it in again.
The prize includes prize money of SEK 500.000 as well as a golden medal crafted by most renowned Swedish goldsmiths. The laureate will deliver her/his prize winner lecture on October 3, 2020.
We look forward to receiving your nomination! Do not forget to “like” the prize on Facebook!