About the Prize


Founded in 2013


The Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize was established by Berton Lee Lamb II, Ph.D.and Janis C. Lamb in 2013 in honor of their parents. As children of the Depression and members of The Greatest Generation, the Lambs were strong advocates of education, viewing it as the solution to most of challenges facing our country and other cultures around the world. They firmly believed innovation, knowledge from a variety of fields, and tenacity combined with honed writing and communication skills promoted good government. In honor of those beliefs and in an effort to continue promoting the value of education, the Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science was created to support and reward undergraduate work that highlights these ideals.

The Prize

The Prize is a cash award of $1,000. The Prize includes a plaque and on-line publication of the winning submission.

Recipients of the Prize who choose to attend the award ceremony at the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) annual conference will be reimbursed up to $1,000 for travel expenses, provided with registration for the Conference and a one-year membership in the WSSA.

Deadline for Submission

Submissions are to be received by close of business on the third Friday in February each year.  Applications that are not received by close of business on the deadline date will not be considered. Click Here for Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Click Here to Download the Application Form

Click Here to Download the Nomination Form

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