America in the World Consortium (AWC) Article Prizes

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June 1, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Public Policy, Political Science, World History / Studies, American History / Studies, Government and Public Service

The America in the World Consortium is pleased to announce that it is offering prizes for the
best scholarly and policy articles on U.S. foreign policy and grand strategy written in the past
year by emerging and rising scholars. Individuals from all institutions are encouraged to apply.

About AWC
In 2018, a team of scholar-practitioners from Duke University, Johns Hopkins University,
University of Texas-Austin, and Columbia University launched a consortium to better prepare
the next generation of scholar-practitioners to confront geopolitical challenges and advance U.S.
national interests abroad. The consortium involves activities at all levels of university education,
from the undergraduate level to post-doctoral programs.

Paper Awards
As part of this effort, the Consortium it will offer two prizes for articles on issues in American
foreign policy and grand strategy:

  • Best Research Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy - $3,500 (Runner-up -$1,500)
  • Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy - $3,500 (Runner-up -$1,500)


Research articles must have appeared in a peer-reviewed journal. Policy articles are defined as
substantial works of analysis, addressing a major issue in American foreign policy and grand
strategy, that have appeared in reasonably accessible policy-focused publications. These articles
need not be peer-reviewed, but they should be based on significant research and systematic
analysis. No op-eds.

The Consortium encourages submissions by graduate students, pre- and post-doctoral fellows,
untenured faculty, and faculty who received tenure in the three years preceding the submission
deadline. To be eligible for the contest, articles must have been published, either in print or in
digital form, between June 1, 2020 and May 30, 2021. Articles with two or more authors are
eligible, so long as all authors meet the eligibility criteria. Articles must be submitted on or
before the deadline and must focus on a topic in the broad remit of the scope outlined above to
be eligible.

Authors are encouraged to submit their own work. Scholars may also nominate articles written
by other scholars. To apply, please submit: a) a PDF copy of the article being nominated; and b)
a CV of the author(s).

Submissions due June 1, 2021 to You may contact Nathaniel
Wong with questions regarding this opportunity.

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