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IUSSP Laureate Award 2020 – Call for nominations


Deadline: 1 November 2019

Would you like one of your colleagues to be honoured for their decisive contribution to the advancement of demography and population research? Do not hesitate to round up support and propose a nomination for the 2020 IUSSP Laureate award. Your colleague may become the next IUSSP Laureate, following in the footsteps of past IUSSP Laureates Jane Menken, John Bongaarts, Thérèse Locoh, Cheikh Mbacke, Ron Lee or Jose-Miguel Guzman ... (see the full list of Laureates on the IUSSP website).


To be eligible for consideration, an individual must be a current member of the IUSSP and have been a member for at least 10 years. Outstanding contributions to the advancement of population sciences and distinguished service rendered to the Union and the profession are factors that will be taken into consideration by the IUSSP Council in selecting the 2020 Laureate. Members of the current Council may not be nominated for the award. The nomination letter should include a supporting statement and be signed by at least five current IUSSP members of different nationalities. Self-nominations will not be considered. The IUSSP Council members select the winning Laureate candidate by secret ballot, and therefore they should not be contacted to nominate or support individual candidates. The letter of nomination and all supporting documents should be sent to the IUSSP Secretariat in Paris to the attention of the Executive Director, Mary Ellen Zuppan, by 1 November 2019.


For questions regarding a member's eligibility, please contact the IUSSP Secretariat at



  • Please send Word and pdf files of the nomination letter and nominee’s curriculum vitae by email to:
  • Individual emails of support for a candidate should be sent to the person coordinating the nomination, who will send them as a group to  
  • Please include “IUSSP 2020 Laureate Nomination” in the subject line of the email.

See also:

*List of past IUSSP Laureates
*List of current Council members

*Membership directory


Applications remain valid for four years.