Lamb Prize News: Deadline February 20, 2017

Future Award Dates for the Lamb Prize

The Lamb Prize is awarded each year during the President's Reception at the Annual Meeting of the Western Social Science Association:

  • 2017: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA. April 12-15, 2017.
  • 2018: Hyatt Regency, San Antonio, TX. April 4-7, 2018.
  • 2019: Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA. April 24-27, 2019.
  • 2020: Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR. April 1-4, 2020

Deadline for applications is February 20, 2017.

You can read more about the Prize by going to the webpage at  Please Click Here to be directed to the webpage for the 2015 recipient and Click Here to be directed to the 2016 recipient's paper. 

The Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science is sponsored by Negotiation Guidance Associates  on behalf of the extended Lamb family. 

How to Apply or Nominate for the 2017 Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science

Click Here to go to the Lamb Prize webpage.

Application and Nomination Period Opens
November 1, 2016
Deadline for Submission:
February 20, 2017
Undergraduates who intend to apply are encouraged to submit the "Intent to Apply" form.

Preparing an Application

In this video David Belcher--Recipient of the 2015 Lamb Prize--talks about preparing his application and how he has benefitted from winning the Prize.

Quinn Massaroni, 2016 Recipient, Talks about Innovation and the Lamb Prize

In a new video, Quinn Massaroni--2016 Recipient of the Lamb Prize--talks about preparing a submission and also discusses "innovation." She acknowledges that the term itself can seem daunting because it seems to set a high bar.  A tip from Ms Massaroni is to not be intimidated by the word innovation. She says, "This word is often interpreted to mean groundbreaking changes; but the reality is that everyday solutions can be applied to various problems and can lead to meaningful change."  

We know that many students examine everyday solutions in their undergraduate programs. This may happen when writing senior theses or honors papers. It can also be part of the work in upper division seminars. Almost everyone is in a position to present ideas for change.  

Click on this LINK to view the video by Quinn Massaroni.

In this brief video, Ms Massaroni talks about how she prepared her paper for submission to the Lamb Prize Selection Committee. She also gives helpful guidance about how to envision an innovative contribution. CLICK HERE to view the video.

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