Nominations for the 2020 Johan Skytte Prize can be submitted via this form until January 17, 2020 (extended). If the nomination is submitted correctly, you will get a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you provided in the form.
The prize amount is 500.000 SEK (approximately 55.000 USD). The prize also includes a medal.

Nomination Instructions
1. A nomination can be submitted by a scholar holding a position at any instititution of higher learning (University, research institutions, academy of sciences). We also welcome nominations from doctoral students and practitioners working in the field of political science.
2. The nominations must be written in English and should contain no fewer than 500 words. There is no maximum word count provided that the nomination letter is of a reasonable length. The nomination letter should elaborate on the reasons why the nominee deserves to be awarded the Skytte prize and the ways in which the nominee contributed to the field of political science. Ideally, the letter should refer to the various publications of the nominee.
3. A nomination should also include a CV and publication list of the nominee included as attachments.
4. Self-nominations and post-humous nominations are not accepted.
5. The nominator can be a single person or a group of individuals. If the latter is the case, we urge you to write a joint nomination that you all sign rather than sending multiple nominations for the same nominee. Please note that joint nominations do not strengthen the chances of the nominee to be awarded the prize.
6. The nominations are confidential and should not be shared with the nominee prior to or after their submission.
7. It is possible to nominate groups but note that joint prizes are rather uncommon. A joint Skytte prize has only been awarded on one occasion.
8. To diversify the pool of laureates, we welcome nominations for female scholars, non-Western academics and established scholars who are still active in the field.
9. Nominations from previous years are kept on file and considered every year. Kindly re-submit your nomination only if you make substantial modifications to your motivation letter.
10. The nominations should ideally be submitted electronically through the online form found below. The form works in any browser but work-in-progress cannot be saved in the form. This is why we urge the nominators to prepare the nomination letter in a word-processing programme and copy-paste it into our online form once ready. If a form is submitted correctly you will get a message indicating that this was indeed the case. You will also receive a confirmation e-mail to your e-mail address.

The Skytte Prize Committee is entirely dependent on receiving nominations from the wide scholarly community as individual committee members are not allowed to nominate. The time and effort you invest into writing the nomination is highly appreciated.

Selection Procedure
The laureate is chosen by the board of the Johan Skytte Foundation at the recommendation of the Skytte Prize Committee. The laureate is usually announced in early April on the pages of the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet.

Should you have any questions about the nomination process or experience technical difficulties, contact Michal Smrek at

Nomination Form for the Johan Skytte Prize



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