International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology / 2017 DHST Prize

International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology – DIVISION OF HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (IUHPST/DHST)


The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST) invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017. Initiated at the 22nd International Congress of History of Science in 2005 held in Beijing, the DHST Prize is awarded by the IUHPST/DHST every four years to up to five young historians of science and technology for outstanding doctoral dissertations, completed within the last four years.

The 2017 DHST Prize will not specify distinct categories, but the entries must be on the history of science or technology in any part of the world. The Award Committee will endeavor to maintain the broadest coverage of subjects, geographical areas, chronology and civilizations (African, American, Asian, Islamic, Western and Ancient Civilisations, and others not included in the above list).

Each Prize consists of a certificate, assistance with travel and accommodation expenditures to the IUHPST/DHST Congress in Rio de Janeiro in August 2017 and a waiver of registration fee.

Aware Committee

The Committee is comprised of the DHST President, Vice-Presidents, Secretary General, and distinguished specialists in specific fields.

Competition Calendar

  • Submission deadline: 31 August 2016
  • Qualification examination and preliminary selection: September 2016
  • Award Committee online meeting: October-November 2016
  • Approval by DHST Council: December 2016
  • Award Ceremony: August 2017.

Conditions and Application

  • Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in the history of science, or technology awarded no earlier than July 2012.
  • Language: Any dissertation in a language other than English must be accompanied by a detailed summary in English of no more than 20 pages.
  • Application procedure: Applicants must submit online where they can also find procedural details.