ACUNS is dedicated to recognizing rigorous and innovative scholarship. To this end, since 1995 it has bestowed an annual Dissertation Award to graduate students for excellence in the study of the United Nations and/or the UN system. For  details regarding the award, application procedures, and a list of past winners please visit the Dissertation Award page. 

From 2008 to 2020, the independent endowment fund “Friends of ACUNS” bestowed a biannual  Book Award to the author(s) or editor(s) of the best recently published book focusing on some aspect of the United Nations and/or the United Nations System. In 2020, “Friends of ACUNS” was absorbed into ACUNS, which will be continuing the biannual Book Award. More details will be forthcoming on the dedicated Book Award page.

For questions specific to ACUNS Awards, please contact Dr. Heung-Soon Park, Chair of the ACUNS Awards Committee at