To recognize outstanding scholarship, the Association awards annually the following prizes, presented at the Awards Presentation during the Annual Convention. Please click on the name of the prize to see more information about the prize and the winners.
- The Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award honors senior scholars who have helped to build and develop the field of Slavic Studies through scholarship, training, and service to the profession.
- The Committee on Libraries and Information Resources Distinguished Service Award recognizes ASEEES member librarians, archivists or curators whose contributions to the field of Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies librarianship have been especially noteworthy or influential.
Association's Book Prizes
- Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize is awarded annually for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences.
- University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the fields of literary and cultural studies.
- Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the field of history.
- Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geography.
- Marshall Shulman Book Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision-making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe.
- Ed A. Hewett Book Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding publication on the political economy of the centrally planned economies of the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe and their transitional successors.
- Barbara Jelavich Book Prize is awarded annually for a distinguished monograph published on any aspect of Southeast European or Habsburg studies since 1600, or nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ottoman or Russian diplomatic history.
- Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies is awarded annually for the best book in any discipline, on any aspect of Polish affairs. This prize was known as the Orbis Prize until 2011.
- W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize is awarded biennially (in even numbered years) for an author's first published monograph or scholarly synthesis that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for the understanding of Russia's past.
Association's Prizes for Graduate Students and Young Scholars
- Graduate Student Essay Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies.
- Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the tradition of historical political science and political history of the Soviet Union as practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen.
For all issues relating to the Association's Prizes, please contact:
Mary Arnstein, ASEEES Communications Coordinator
For issues relating to the CLIR Distinguished Service Award, please contact:
Janice Pilch, Chair, ASEEES Committee on Libraries and Information Resources
For information on other scholarly prizes in the field, including those awarded by the Association's affiliated organizations, please see our additional prizes for scholars in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies.