Category Archives: Guidance for Applications

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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Resources for Making an Application

Each application or nomination will be considered by the Selection Committee based on specific criteria. Description of selection criteria and required documentation. The submission must include a précis and paper. Remember that you are writing a paper for publication. These resources may help … 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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