Michael Nicholson Thesis Prize


The Michael Nicholson Thesis Prize is awarded annually for the best doctoral thesis in International Studies. The prize is named after the late Michael Nicholson, formerly Professor of International Relations at the Universities of Kent and Sussex.  

The Nicholson Prize is an important way in which BISA supports the work of new scholars. The prize has promoted outstanding work in many sub-fields over the years. Its recipients often go on to pursue successful academic careers.
To be considered for the prize, your thesis must have been awarded in calendar year 2019. Theses that sit in the broad area of International Studies are considered eligible.
Nominations for the prize can be made by PhD supervisors, theses examiners and Heads of Departments and Schools, but only one thesis per Department/School may be entered. It is the Department/School’s responsibility to ensure that a process is in place to avoid multiple nominations.
The Prize will be judged by a committee appointed by the BISA Chair, acting on behalf of the BISA Executive Board.
The prize will be awarded at the 2020 BISA Annual Conference. We reserve the right not to make an award in any particular year.
All nominations for this prize must be made online using the online nomination form below.
Completed online nominations should be submitted no later than 5.00pm on Friday 31 January 2020.
Enquiries about this award should be sent to the BISA Chair, Professor Mark Webber This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Check List for Nominations

Please include all of the following:
  • Name and contact details for nominator, position within nominating Department/School
  • Name and contact details of nominee
  • Title of Thesis
  • PDF of thesis
  • External examiner's report
  • Confirmation from the external examiner that s/he supports the nomination
  • An endorsement from the Head of Department/section setting out the particular strengths of the nomination
  • Confirmation that the nominee is content to be nominated and that they are a BISA member.
Any problems with the online forms and submission process, please contact the BISA officeAny problems with the online forms and submission process, please contact the BISA office

Nomination for the Michael Nicholson Thesis Prize

Submit Nomination

Continue an Existing Nomination

Return to Nomination Form

British International Studies Association
Email: office@bisa.ac.uk


Charity No:1151260
Company no: 8422260
Registered office: University Of Birmingham Room 650, 6th Floor, Muirhead Tower, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, B15 2TT