Each year, the British Academy elects to its fellowship up to 52 outstanding UK-based scholars who have achieved distinction in any branch of the humanities and social sciences. They are scholars who have 'attained distinction in any of the branches of study which it is the object of the Academy to promote' – ie, the humanities and the social sciences. Election is a mark of distinction, as only a very small number of scholars in any field are elected.
Fellows of the Academy of Social Science are elected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research and to the application of social science to policy, education, society and the economy.
The Academy’s Fellowship is made up of distinguished individuals from academic, public and private sectors, across the full breadth of the social sciences. Through leadership, applied research, policymaking and practice, they have worked to help understand and tackle some of the toughest challenges facing us in modern times. Their work has contributed to the UK’s position as a world leader in the social sciences.
The Royal Irish Academy currently has approximately 600 Members who are elected in recognition of their academic achievements. Membership of the Academy is the highest academic honour in Ireland, and election is open only to those resident in the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland. Members assist the Academy in its work by serving on its various committees and working groups, by representing the Academy nationally and internationally and by giving of their expertise to help promote awareness of how the sciences and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society.
The QUB Vice-Chancellor’s research awards celebrate the scope, ambition and success of research that is taking place at Queen’s University. The awards recognise the positive impact their researchers have on society.
Winner Article of the Year for 'What did the Lawyers Do During the War' by the Socio-Legal Studies Association. Awarded for the most outstanding piece of socio-legal scholarship published in the previous year.
This prize is awards to books which show evidence of particular distinction and/or innovation in methodology or theorising in the general field of criminology, or in the application of criminological theory or research to crime policy or penal practice. In essence the winning book must make a valuable contribution to the further development of criminology.
A prize for the best book, published in the 12 months emerging from a previously awarded PhD, MPhil, LLB or MA. Awarded by Hart Socio-Legal Studies Association.
Awarded by Socio Legal Studies Association for the most outstanding piece of socio-legal scholarship published in the previous year for "Beyond Legalism : Towards a Thicker Understanding of Transitional Justice".
Awarded by Socio-Legal Studied Association for "The Dead, the law and Politics of the Past" recognising the most outstanding piece of socio-legal scholarship published in the previous year. Jointly awarded to Kieran McEvoy and Heather Conway.
Awarded for 'Paramilitary Imprisonment in Northern Ireland'.
Awarded to Kieran McEvoy, Harvard Law School 2001-2002.
New York University Law School Fellowship awarded competitively.