Benjamin Garcia Holgado receives 2023 Doctoral Award

Kellogg Institute Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student Contributions

Inaugurated in 2016–17, this annual award recognizes a doctoral student affiliate for outstanding contributions to the intellectual life of the Kellogg Institute. The recipient of the Kellogg Institute Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student Contributions, which carries a monetary prize of $500, will be announced at the Institute’s Year-End Celebration in April.


Nominees must be current Kellogg Institute doctoral student affiliates


Award winners will display a sustained, dynamic engagement that advances the distinctive intellectual community of the Kellogg Institute. In addition, they will have made a significant contribution in one or more of the following areas:

  • Advancement of independent research on Kellogg themes that achieves external recognition (e.g., conference presentations, publications, awards);
  • Research collaboration with a faculty fellow that has produced or has the potential to produce significant outputs;
  • Development and/or implementation of Institute programming that benefits the graduate community as a whole (e.g., coordinating working groups or organizing conferences, workshops, or other events).
Nomination Procedure

Any member of the Kellogg community, encompassing faculty fellows, students, staff members, and visitors, can provide a one-page letter outlining the nominee’s contributions.

Please send nominations to Denise Wright at

Nomination deadline: EXTENDEDMonday, April 8, 2024


Benjamin Garcia Holgado (political science)
Award Recipient 2023
PhD Fellow 2017-22

Paul Friesen (political science)
Award Recipient 2022
Dissertation Year Fellow 2021-22
PhD Fellow 2016-2021

Bernardo Pulido Marquez (law)
Award Recipient 2021
Dissertation Year Fellow 2020-21
PhD Fellow 2018-20

Camilo Nieto-Matiz (political science)
Award Recipient 2020
Dissertation Year Fellow 2019-20

Stefanie Israel de Souza (sociology)
Award Recipient 2019
Dissertation Year Fellow 2017-18
PhD Fellow 2011-16

Lucia Tiscornia (political science)
Award Recipient 2018
Dissertation Year Fellow 2018-19
PhD Fellow 2012-17

Juan Guillermo Albarracín Dierolf (political science)
Award Recipient 2017
Dissertation Year Fellow 2017-18
PhD Fellow 2011-16