Research Committees

Distinguished Scholarly Book Award in Clinical Sociology

Established in 2011.

Deadline for nominations (2023 edition): April 30, 2023.
Nominations and supporting materials should be sent to the RC46 President, Prof. Emma Porio

The RC46 of the International Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award (established 2011) honors a recent book in the field of clinical sociology. The award is a certificate (non-monetary award) presented at an official meeting of RC46.


The book should have been published within the last four years (from the deadline for nominations). A single author/editor or the lead author/editor must be a member in good standing of the ISA and RC46 at the time of nomination and award. 

Award Committee

The committee is composed of a chair and two other members of RC46. The chair will be an officer or other member of the RC46 executive committee. The chair and committee members will be selected by the RC46 officers.


Only RC46 members are permitted to make nominations. The award committee will consider nominations and self-nominations. The nomination or self-nomination file must include a letter of nomination or self-nomination, a copy of the RC46 nominee’s vitae, a copy of the book for each committee member, two letters of support and any relevant additional material (e.g., book review, document citing the importance of the work for a policy decision). A copy of the complete file must be sent to each member of the awards committee including the chair. The deadline for nominations for this award is set by the President of RC46.