Prizes & Awards

To recognize outstanding scholarship and contribution to the field, the Association annually awards several prizes and awards, presented at the Awards Presentation during the Annual Convention

Prizes

  • Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia Article Prize

    The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia Article Prize, established in 2024 and sponsored by the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) at the University of Michigan, is awarded annually for an outstanding English-language research article in the social sciences by a junior scholar published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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  • Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize

    The 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 published in English in the United States in the previous calendar year.

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  • Barbara Jelavich Book Prize

    The 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 in the previous calendar year.

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  • Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies

    The Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geography in the previous calendar year.

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  • Ed A Hewett Book Prize

    The Ed A Hewett Book Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe, published in the previous year.

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  • Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies

    The Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies is awarded annually for the best book in any discipline, on any aspect of Polish affairs, published in the previous calendar year.

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  • Marshall D. Shulman Book Prize

    The Marshall D. 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 published the previous year.

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  • Omeljan Pritsak Book Prize in Ukrainian Studies

    The Omeljan Pritsak Book Prize in Ukrainian Studies, recognizes a distinguished book in the field of Ukrainian studies that was published in the previous calendar year.

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  • Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History

    The 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 in the previous calendar year.

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  • USC Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies

    The 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 in the previous calendar year.

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  • W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize

    The W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize is awarded annually 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.

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  • Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize

    The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation PrizeĀ  is awarded annually for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be defended at an American or Canadian university.

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  • Beth Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize

    The Beth Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize is awarded for an outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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Awards

  • ASEEES Distinguished Contributions Award

    The Association's Distinguished Contributions to ASEEES Award honors members of the profession who have made major contributions to the field. Distinguished Contributions may be conceived of in diverse ways, and the Association seeks to recognize outstanding service, leadership, scholarship, mentoring, and public outreach.

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  • CLIR Distinguished Service Award

    The CLIR Distinguished Service Award, honors 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.

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