Katherine C. Greenough Award for Best Dissertation of the Year
Our department’s most prestigious award is given to the graduate student who has written an outstanding dissertation. Many previous winners have pursued illustrious careers in the discipline.
John V. Gillespie Memorial Scholarship
Recipients of this award are outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated superior analytical abilities and research skills in positive political theory, mathematical modeling, or the use of quantitative methods to the study of political phenomena.
Associate Instructor of the Year Award
Awarded to those students who have exhibited excellence in teaching.
Benjamin A. Most Memorial Award
Awarded to an outstanding student to support research in the area of international relations.
John P. Lovell Award
Awarded to students of international relations to support travel and research.
Department of Political Science Best Graduate Student Paper
Awarded annually to students who have authored outstanding seminar-length and/or conference papers.
Department of Political Science Graduate Leadership Award
Awarded to students who have exhibited special leadership skills and who have worked to build a sense of community among our graduate students and within the department as a whole.
Graduate School Internal Awards + Fellowships
Many of our students are recipients of prestigious graduate school awards and fellowships, for which the department typically nominates them.
Walter H.C. Laves Award
Established in 1985 by Mrs. Ruth Laves in memory of Walter H.C. Laves, a long-time Indiana University faculty member whose life and career were deeply influenced by the conviction that a peaceful world order could be achieved through the development of cultural and economic links between nations, and through the creation of effective international institutions. This award is given to a student who is preparing for a constructive role in the future of international development.