The Jacqui Briggs EPS Prize is awarded annually for the best article appearing in the previous year’s volume of the ECPR's professional journal, European Political Science (EPS).
The prize is given to an article that makes a substantial contribution to the field of political science, especially articles that contribute to the understanding of new and innovative trends in political science or to innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the profession.
The inaugural Prize was given for an article published in volume 14 (2015).
About Jacqui Briggs
This prize is named in honour of former EPS Editor, Jacqui Briggs, who passed away in 2018.
Jacqui was Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln and served on the editorial team of ECPR’s ‘journal of the profession’, European Political Science, for six years between 2009 and 2015.
Jacqui brought publishing about Teaching and Learning to the ECPR as the first member of the editorial team to be appointed via the Teaching & Learning Standing Group.
Her specific remit was to develop the Teaching and Learning aspect of EPS and she had an extraordinary impact on the journal, showing, through the high quality copy that she generated, that research into teaching and learning could, and should, be a fundamental part of sharing good practice and political science research.