The Skytte Foundation is glad to announce the nomination period for the 24th Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. The Johan Skytte Prize is awarded by the Skytte Foundation on the recommendation of the Skytte Prize Committee for the most significant contribution to the field of Political Science.
The nomination can be submitted by an individual or a group of scholars, practitioners or science enthusiasts and needs to contain an elaborate written motivation highlighting the ways in which the nominee contributed to the field of Political Science. Note that merely listing a selection of publications of the nominee is not a helpful nomination.
Most commonly it is individuals who are nominated but we have also received group nominations for closely cooperating scholars in the past. These are not discouraged but it needs to be made clear whether the contribution/s which motivated the nomination truly are a result of a group effort.
The nomination period closes on January 15, 2018 at midnight CET. The nominations are to be submitted online through our nomination form. The link also contains a document with useful tips and suggestions for those wanting to submit a nomination. You are kindly advised to read through this document before you submit your nomination.
While the Prize is commonly awarded for lifelong contribution to the field of Political Science, the Prize Committee welcomes nominations for mid-career scholars whose outstanding work can be considered a significant contribution to Political Science. Such nominations are particularly encouraged this year.
The Prize consists of a monetary award of 500.000 Swedish crowns and a medal crafted by most renowned Swedish goldsmiths. The Prize is awarded at a traditional Prize Award ceremony held at Uppsala University. The events around the Prize Award usually span three days and the Prize Winner is expected to take an active part in them. The 2018 Prize Award weekend will take place between 28th and 30th September 2018 with the Prize Award Ceremony on September 29th.
Should you have any questions about the nomination process, contact our Information Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org and do not forget to “like” the Prize on Facebook!