Paper Competition

Paper Competition

Each year the AWC will select articles and papers that further the Consortium goals of contributing to wiser policymaking and improving the public debate by working to build a better-informed, attentive public.

AWC Article Prize Winners, 2021

We are proud to announce our winners of the AWC Article Prizes for the best research articles and policy papers:

Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy

Audrye Wong | 2021

Winner of the Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy is Audrye Wong for her article, “How Not to Win Allies and Influence Geopolitics: China’s Self-Defeating Economic Statecraft” appearing in Foreign Affairs.

Audrye Wong is an assistant professor of political science and international relations at the University of Southern California, and a Wilson Center China Fellow.

Best Research Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy

Dan Altman | 2021

Winner of the Best Research Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy is Dan Altman for his article, “The Evolution of Territorial Conquest After 1945 and the Limits of the Territorial Integrity Norm” appearing in International Organization.

Dan Altman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. His research examines issues of international security, including territorial conquest, the fait accompli, red lines, coercion, and the causes of war. 

Runner-up for the Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy

Danielle L. Lupton | 2021

Runner-up for the Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy is Danielle L. Lupton for her article, “Biden Has a Narrow Window to Restore U.S. Credibility: The Damage to America’s Reputation is Reparable–but Only If the New Administration Moves Fast” appearing in Foreign Affairs.

Danielle L. Lupton is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Colgate University and the author of Reputation for Resolve: How Leaders Signal Determination in International Politics (Cornell University Press, 2020). Her research explores the impact of political elites and world leaders on international security, US foreign policy, and civil-military relations.

Runner-up for the Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy

Michael Beckley | 2021

Runner-up for the Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy is Michael Beckley for his article, “Rogue Superpower: Why This Could Be an Illiberal American Century” appearing in Foreign Affairs.

Michael Beckley is Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, a Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and the author of Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World’s Sole Superpower.

Runner-up for the Best Research Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy

Fiona Cunningham | 2021

Runner-up for the Best Research Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy is Fiona Cunningham for her article, “The Maritime Rung on the Escalation Ladder: Naval Blockades in a US-China Conflict” appearing in Security Studies.

Fiona Cunningham is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on international security, technology, and China.

How to Submit

America in the World Consortium (AWC) Article Prize Submissions

The Consortium is also proud to announce a call for submissions for the America in the World Consortium (AWC) Article Prizes. 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)

Requirements:

Scope 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.

Eligibility 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.

Applications/Nominations The current competition cycle has ended. Please check back in spring 2022 for the new competition.