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Special "Exceptional Contribution" Prize awarded to Martin Bull

Monday 7 October 2019

Since finishing a period of secondment from the University as Director of Europe's largest political science organisation, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Martin Bull, Politics Professor, has been awarded a Special ‘Exceptional Contribution’ Prize.

Martin has given more than 25 years of service to the ECPR with 13 of them being in a directorial role. The prize is the first of its kind and has been created and named in Martin’s honour.  

Speaking about the award Martin said: “I felt quite overwhelmed by this unexpected honour. My own contribution would not have been possible without the countless people across Europe and beyond with whom I have had the privilege of working. The ECPR is a scholarly society like no other. In 2020 it will be fifty years old and in that period it has helped transform the discipline of political science and its scholarly study. It has therefore been a real honour for me to have had the opportunity of contributing to that achievement.” 

The Chair of the ECPR, Prof Kris Deschouwer (Vrije Universiteit Brussels), presented Martin with the “Martin Bull Prize for Exceptional Contribution to the ECPR” in front of an audience of nearly a thousand political scientists at the association’s General Conference in Wroclaw, Poland, on 4-7 September. 

He said: “Today marks the conclusion of 25 years of devotion of commitment, of engagement, of hard work, of a truly exceptional contribution to ECPR.”