Name: Werner Callebaut Prize
Location: Montréal, Canada
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015
Sponsoring Institution: The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology
The Werner Callebaut Prize is intended to advance the careers of younger scholars working at the intersection of the fields represented by ISHPSSB. The 2015 prize will be awarded to the best manuscript utilizing an interdisciplinary approach based on a presentation at one of the two previous ISHPSSB meetings (Salt Lake City or Montpellier) by someone who was, at the time of presentation, a graduate student.
The prize is named in honor of Werner Callebaut, whose untimely death in 2014 (at which time he was serving as the President of ISHPSSB) inflicted a serious blow to the philosophy of biology community worldwide. His work reached creatively across fields of relevance to the philosophical understanding of biology as well as across national cultures, languages and traditions hence making a prize focused on interdisciplinarity most appropriate, especially for ISHSSPB which explicitly encourages interdisciplinary approaches.
The award will consist of a certificate and an award of $500, as well as a permanent record of the award on a plaque which circulates every two years to the current winners.
The winning paper will be announced at the 2015 meeting in Montréal. The committee reserves the right not to make an award, or to split the award.To make donations to the prize fund in honor of Werner, please visit the ISH donations page at http://ishpssb.onefireplace.com/page-154695, or make a donation when renewing your membership or registering for the conference.
For more information and application instructions, please visit http://ishpssb.org/2015-werner-callebaut-prize/.
Posted: December 03, 2014