Vincent Lemieux Prize

The Vincent-Lemieux Prize was created to pay tribute to the eminent political scientist, Professor Vincent Lemieux of Université Laval. The prize is awarded every two years.


Rules 2025

  • The prize will be awarded to the author of the best PhD thesis submitted at a Canadian institution, in English or in French, in any subfield of political science, judged eminently worthy of publication in the form of a book or articles. 
  • The prize is made possible thanks to the financial support of Les Presses de l’Université Laval.
  • Units of political science, public policy, international affairs or related fields at Canadian institutions are eligible to submit theses (digital format) provided that they hold a CPSA institutional membership. In the case of interdisciplinary units, only political science theses defended in the two-year period may count toward a unit’s total nomination allotment.
  • A thesis is eligible only after nomination by the unit in which it was defended.
  • A unit in which five or fewer theses were defended in the two-year period may nominate one candidate. If six to ten were defended in the same period, two may be nominated. For those units with more than ten completed PhDs, three thesis may be nominated.
  • Article-length theses are welcome.
  • For the 2025 award, a thesis must have been defended in 2023 or 2024.
  • The deadline for submission of the e-copies of the theses is January 16, 2025.
  • Unit Chairpersons must email digital versions of the theses to each member of the Prize Jury (click on their names below to access their e-mail addresses), and to the CPSA Prize Team. Subject line: VINCENT LEMIEUX PRIZE – THESIS TITLE”
  • The winner will be announced at the 2025 CPSA Conference.
  • The winner will receive a commemorative certificate and a cheque in the amount of $1000.


Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA Prizes Team) 

2025 Prize Jury TBD