The Academy welcomes nominations for the 2021 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize

The Moynihan Prize recognizes social scientists, public officials and other leaders in the public arena who champion the use of informed judgment to improve public policy. The Prize is intended to honor those who have promoted the use of sound analysis and social science research in policy-making, while contributing to the civil discourse in society.

Candidates for the Prize are those whose careers have made substantial contributions to public policy including: the alleviation of poverty, the health of populations, the design of the built environment and public works, the improvement of race and ethnic relations, the pursuit of effective international relations and the conservation of natural resources. They may also include those whose careers have exhibited a dedication to strengthening the use of statistical evidence and quality data in the policy process.

Candidates must be willing to accept the award in person at a ceremony to be held in the fall in Washington, D.C., and must be willing to deliver a major public policy address on the topic of their choosing.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 Moynihan Prize.

Send letters of nomination and supporting materials (e.g., nominee’s CV, bio, op-eds, etc) to AAPSS Executive Director Tom Kecskemethy at

Nominations can also be mailed to:

American Academy of Political and Social Science
202 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3806

Nominations may be considered over a three-year period. Feel free to contact AAPSS staff with questions.