2015 Cushing Memorial Prize—Call for Nominations

Type: Prize

Name: James T. Cushing Prize in the History and Philosophy of Physics

Location: Notre Dame, IN

Application Deadline: March 01, 2015


The family, students, friends, and colleagues of Jim Cushing are pleased once again to solicit nominations for the James T. Cushing Prize in the History and Philosophy of Physics.

In recognition of Jim’s well-known role as a nurturer of new talent in the profession, this annual prize is intended to recognize and reward the work of younger scholars. The next winner will receive $2,000 and an invitation to deliver a paper in the University of Notre Dame’s History and Philosophy of Science Colloquium series during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Work is eligible by nomination only. Eligible are all papers in the history and philosophy of physics published by a younger scholar within the three years prior to the current call for nominations (i.e., published no earlier than October 2011). Without defining “younger scholar,” our intention is to favor work produced by scholars who are no more than five years or so beyond completion of the Ph.D. or, in a comparable way, new to the fields of the history and philosophy of physics.

Nominated work will be evaluated by a committee drawn from the members of the Advisory Committee. A nomination should consist of a brief description of the significance of the nominated work and such information about the author as the nominator might think helpful to the evaluation committee (e.g., an abbreviated c.v.).  The deadline for receipt of nominations is 1 March 2015. The winner will be announced in May 2015.

Nominations will be accepted by mail, fax, and email.



Mailing Address:
By Mail: Cushing Memorial Prize; Program in History and Philosophy of Science; 453 Geddes Hall; University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, IN 46556. By fax: 574-631-7418 (“Cushing Memorial Prize Nomination” on cover sheet). By email: Cushing.Prize.1@nd.edu

Contact Information:
Darrin Snyder Belousek

Posted: October 23, 2014