Category Archives: Guidance for Nominations

Guidance from the Selection Committee

The Selection Committee offers the following guidance for those who are planning to apply for the Prize and those contemplating making a nomination. Guidance: 1. Students who graduated in the Fall of 2017 are eligible to apply for the 2018 … 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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Précis of the Winning Submissions

Click on the desired link to read the winning Précis. David Belcher, 2015: “An Efficient Electoral Method to Reduce Voter Ignorance”  Quinn Massaroni, 2016: “A United States Sustainable Energy Transition Based on Successful International Models” Claire McMorris, 2017: “Corporate Oregon: … Continue reading

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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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