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December 6, 2016

The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) and the GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences are pleased to announce a competition for the:

2017 GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship

...for the best CSES scholarship (paper, book, dissertation, or other scholarly work, broadly defined) published in the calendar year prior to the award.

The prize is named in honor of Professor Doctor Hans-Dieter Klingemann, an internationally renowned political scientist, major contributor to comparative research, and co-founder of the CSES project.

Nominations are now being accepted for the current year's award. Nominated works must make extensive use of CSES and have a publication date in calendar year 2016, either in print or online. Anyone is allowed to nominate or self-nominate a scholarly work for consideration by sending an email to the CSES project (cses@umich.edu) naming the scholarly work and providing a justification for its consideration.

All persons are eligible to receive the award, with the exception of the three persons which serve on the Selection Committee for the year. The current year's Selection Committee will be comprised of: Aida Just (Selection Committee Chair) of Bilkent University in Turkey, Stephen Quinlan of the GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Germany, and Carlos Shenga of the Centre for Research on Governance and Development (CPGD) in Mozambique.

Nominations will be accepted until February 10, 2017. The announcement of the award winner is anticipated to be made on or before March 31, 2017.

The award winner will receive a 1,000 Euros prize, and up to an additional 1,000 Euros toward travel, accommodation, and conference registration expenses to attend the award ceremony. This year's award ceremony is to be held at the Annual Meeting of the European Political Science Association (EPSA) in Milan, Italy during June 22-24, 2017. The winner of the prize will be asked make a presentation of their work at the award ceremony.

For those of you who might be interested to submit a CSES-based paper or panel for the EPSA conference, their call for papers has a deadline of December 16, 2016. For more details on that, please see: http://www.epsanet.org/conference-2017/

We look forward to your nominations!