Distinguished Contribution Prize


The Distinguished Contribution Prize recognises an individual’s contribution to the promotion of excellence in the discipline of International Studies over a substantial period of time. The recipient will have made a contribution of demonstrable distinction to the intellectual development and the leadership of the discipline, with a record of achievement that is recognised as having added considerable prestige to International Studies in the UK and beyond.


  • The recipient will be recognised at the British International Studies Association Awards Ceremony at the annual conference in June.
  • The recipient will receive a glass plaque.

Selection Process

  • A selection panel is formed chaired by the BISA Honorary President and reporting to the BISA Executive Committee. The panel takes soundings across the discipline and makes a recommendation to the Executive Committee.  We reserve the right not to give the award in any given year.
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