Category Archives: Guidance for Applications

How to Apply for the Lamb Prize

Steps in Preparing and Submitting an Application: Check out the selection criteria. Revise your paper with the help of your Advisor or Mentor. Download the Application Form. Prepare a cover letter and obtain a support letter from your Advisor or … Continue reading

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The Lamb Prize: Your Academic Call to Adventure

Heed the call. Oppportunity is knocking. For those of you seeking the adventure of prize-winning political science and innovation, the deadline for the 2019 Lamb Prize is swiftly approaching. Applications for the 2019 Prize are due to the Selection Committee … Continue reading

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Claire McMorris on the Lamb Prize

Claire McMorris is the Recipient of the 2017 Lamb Prize. In this video she describes her experience as an applicant and winner. “Claire McMorris on the Lamb Prize” provides a quick guide to preparing an application. The Lamb Prize recognizes the … Continue reading

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Claire McMorris Writes About the Importance of Mentoring

 By Claire McMorris I first learned about the Lamb Prize a few years back from my academic advisor at Oregon State University. Knowing how few opportunities there are highlighting undergraduate academic excellence in Political Science, I promised myself, “I’m going … Continue reading

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Recipient of the 2016 Prize–Quinn Massaroni–Talks about Innovation

Click Here to view the video by Quinn Massaroni. Ms Massaroni was the 2016 Recipient of the Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science. In her video she talks about how she crafted her paper in preparation for submitting … Continue reading

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David Belcher, 2015 Recipient, Talks about the Lamb Prize

In this video David Belcher talks about the Lamb Prize, including how he decided to apply, how he selected the paper to include in his application, and his experience since receiving the Prize. VIEW THE VIDEO

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Good Writing

Good writing is important because the sponsors of the Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science want the findings or products developed by the winner of the prize to be useful and useable. Good writing helps ensure the usability … Continue reading

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A Word about Innovation

Bert and Phyllis Lamb’s interest in innovation might be best described as a concern for efficiency. Phyllis designed homes for individual clients and for sale. Bert built them. She and Bert were looking for ideas, improvements, short cuts, systems of order, … Continue reading

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