Katherine Cramer's book The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker is this year's recipient of the (Qualitative and Multi-Method Research) Giovanni Sartori Book Award. This award honors Sartori’s work on qualitative methods and concept formation, and especially his contribution to helping scholars think about problems of context as they refine concepts and apply them to new spatial and temporal settings.

Jesse Crosson and Michael Heaney's co-authored paper "Constructing Interest Group Coalitions" won the POP Party Politics Best APSA Paper Award. This award recognizes the best paper delivered on a Political Organizations and Parties- sponsored panel at the preceding APSA annual meeting.

Marty Davidson has been named as an APSA minority fellow for 2017-2018.

Michael Heaney's book (co-authored with Rabio Rojas), Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11, is this year's winner of the (APSA Political Organizations and Parties) Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award. This award recognizes a book published in the last two calendar years that made an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.

Bai Linh Hoang's dissertation "Democratic Listening: Race and Representation in Local Politics" won the APSA 2017 William Anderson Award, a prize awarded annually for the best dissertation in the general field of federalism or intergovernmental relations, state and local politics. Committee members include: Rick Hall (Co-Chair), Vince Hutchings (Co-Chair), Ted Brader, Michael Heaney.

Yanna Krupnikov's book (co-authored with Samara Klar), Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Parties Leads to Political Inaction, is this year's winner of the (APSA Political Psychology Section) Robert E. Lane Award. The Robert E. Lane Award recognizes the best book in political psychology published in the past year. Krupnikov and Klar's book was also selected as the recipient of (Experimental Research) Best Book Award, which recognizes the best book published in 2016 that either uses or is about experimental research methods in the study of politics.​

Elizabeth Mann's dissertation "Presidential Policymaking at the State Level: Revisions Through Waivers" won the Presidents and Executive Politics organized section of APSA's 2017 George C. Edwards Award for the Best Dissertation on the Presidency. Committee members include: Chuck Shipan (Chair), Liz Gerber, William Howell, John Jackson, Rob Mickey. Mann's 2016 Southern Political Science Association conference paper of the same title is the also the recipient of the Founders Award (Honoring Francis E. Rourke) for Best Paper on Executive Politics presented by a Graduate Student at either the 2016 APSA meeting or at any regional meetings in 2016-2017.

Tali Mendelberg's book The Race Card: Campaign Strategy, Implicit Messages, and the Norm of Equality, is this year's recipient of the (Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior) Philip E. Converse Best Book Award. This award is given for an outstanding book in the field published at least five years before.

Fabian Neuner's paper “From a ‘Central Organizing Idea’ in a Frame to a ‘Central Organizing Idea’ in the Brain: The Psychology of Framing Effects Revisited” is this year's recipient of the (Political Communication) Timothy E. Cook Best Graduate Student Paper Award. This award recognizes the best paper on political communication presented by a graduate student at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

Barry Rabe's book, Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy, is this year's winner of the Martha Derthick Best Book Award from the Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations section of APSA. The Derthick Award recognizes the "best book published at least ten years ago that has made a lasting contribution to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations."

Adrian Shin's dissertation “Primary Resources, Secondary Labor: Natural Resources and Immigration Policy around the World” won the APSA Award for the Best Dissertation in Migration and Citizenship. Committee members include: Bill Clark (Co-Chair), Rob Franzese Jr. (Co-Chair), Jim Morrow, Iain Osgood, and Alan Deardorff (Economics).

Chuck Shipan's paper (co-authored with Fabrizio Gilardi and Bruno Wueest), "The Diffusion of Policy Frames: Evidence from a Structural Topics Model," is this year's winner of the Deil S. Wright Best Paper Award from the APSA Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations.

H.W. Perry is the recipient of the 2017 Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations Teaching and Mentoring Award. This award recognizes innovative teaching and instructional methods and materials in law and courts.

Rocio Titiunik (along with with Matias D. Cattaneo, Sebastian Calonico, Max H. Farrell, Michael Jansson, Xinwei Ma, and Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare) is this year's winner of the APSA Society for Political Methodology's Best Statistical Software Award, for work on a group of open source packages (rdrobust, rdlocrand, rddensity, rdpower) for regression discontinuity problems, written for both R and Stata. The Best Statistical Software Award recognizes individuals for developing statistical software that makes a significant research contribution.