Prize Call
Sussex International Theory Prize

In 2011, the Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT) was established by the Department of International Relations within the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex.  The core mission of the Centre is to support and disseminate innovative fundamental research in international theory.

To this end, the Sussex International Theory Prize will be awarded annually for the best piece of innovative theoretical research in International Relations.

In the autumn of 2012, a prize will be awarded for the best piece of research published in book or article form in 2011.

Prize Details


  • The award is made annually on the basis of nominations by individuals.
  • Nominations should take the form of a statement of less than 200 words on why the work could be considered the best piece of innovative theoretical research in International Relations from the previous year.  Nominators are limited to one submission.
  • If the nomination is for an article, the published version should be attached as a PDF document to the email nomination.
  • If the nomination is for a book, it is the nominator’s responsibility to contact the publisher and request that five copies of the title be sent by the nomination deadline to Centre of Advanced International Theory, Department of International Relations, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, BN1 9RH, UK.
  • Nominations can be made by email submission through March 31, 2012 to the CAIT Administrator, Joanna Wood Nominated books must also arrive by this date.
  • Recipients are notified in June, 2012.


  • The recipient will be invited to present their research in a Public Lecture at the University of Sussex.
  • The winner receives £150 worth of books from Cambridge University Press and a two-year print and online subscription to International Theory.

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