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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call for Applications/Nominations for Jaspars, Lewin and Moscovici Awards

10.09.2019, by Tina Keil in announcement

Deadline: before October 1st, 2019

EASP Award Medal
EASP Award Medal

Three Jos Jaspars, three Kurt Lewin Medals, and one Serge Moscovici Medal will be awarded at the next General Meeting in Krakow (2020). We call upon EASP members to either encourage suitable candidates to apply, or for two full members to nominate a suitable candidate. Applications/Nominations should be sent to the Executive Officer, Sibylle Classen (sibylle@easp.eu) before October 1st, 2019. Details, criteria and further information on each award is given below.


Jos Jaspars Medals

Jaspars The Jos Jaspars medals recognise early career contributions to social psychology. Candidates for the Jos Jaspars award should have obtained their PhD no earlier than October 2015 and not later than October 2018. Note that this period can be extended for up to one additional year in case the candidate can prove that they have taken maternal or paternal leave during the intervening period. Candidates should be members of EASP at the time their application for the award is submitted. The selection procedure will consider the year in which applicants received their PhD and warrant equal changes to receive the award for applicants from all three eligible annual cohorts.

Candidates can either apply themselves or be nominated by two full members of the association. In either case, applications must include the curriculum vitae of the candidate indicating the date on which they received their PhD and two letters of support, at least one of which must be from a full member of EASP. These letters should justify why the candidate deserves this award. Nominators should inform the proposed candidate of their intention to nominate and state in their support letters that they have permission of the candidate as their official nominators. Only two nominations/support letters will be considered for each candidate.

The awardees will be selected by the EC in the Autumn, based on the recommendation of a committee of EASP members, chaired by a member of the Executive Committee of EASP. The awardees will receive a certificate and a bronze medal at the General Meeting. Additionally, as a tribute to Jos Jaspars' influential editorship of the European Journal of Social Psychology (EJSP), the publishers of the journal will sponsor the medals financially by covering the awardees’ registration fees for the General Meeting.


Kurt Lewin Medals

Lewin The Kurt Lewin medals recognise significant research contributions made by a full member of the association who has passed beyond the time criteria of the Jos Jaspars award. This can be seen as similar to mid-career contribution awards of other associations, although for the Kurt Lewin award, no age-limit is placed on the recipient: It is their contribution to the field, through a particular research program or area of research, that is being recognised.

Candidates can either apply themselves or be nominated by two full members of the association. In either case, applications must include the curriculum vitae of the candidate and two letters of support from full members of the EASP. The letter should justify why the candidate deserves this award. Nominators should inform the proposed candidate of their intention to nominate them and state in their support letter that they have been given permission by the candidate to nominate them. Only two nominations/support letters will be considered for each candidate.

The awardee will be selected by the EC in the Autumn, based on the recommendation of a committee of EASP members, chaired by a member of the executive committee of the EASP. The awardees will receive a certificate and a bronze medal at the General Meeting. Additionally, the EASP will cover the registration fee of the awardees for the General Meeting.


Serge Moscovici Medal

Moscovic The Serge Moscovici medal recognises the author or authors of one article, book, or book chapter that has made outstanding innovative contributions to theory in social psychology. Theoretical innovation is not restricted to the presentation of a new theory: Theoretical integration and extension will also be considered innovative. The Serge Moscovici Medal honors a single contribution and can, thus, be awarded to an author or a group of authors at any (junior, over mid-career to senior) career stages.

Candidates can either apply themselves or be nominated by full members of the Association. In either case, applications must include a letter indicating why the respective publication is assumed to deserve the award. A maximum of two of such letters are considered per publication. The application should include a copy of the publication (in PDF format). The lead author must be an EASP member and will give a plenary lecture at the association's General Meeting.

The awardee will be selected by the EC in the Autumn, based on the recommendation of a committee of EASP members, chaired by the President of the EASP. The Moscovici lecturer (i.e., the award winner) will attend the General Meeting as a guest and will receive a silver medal, suitably mounted and inscribed.