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ISRE 2024 Dissertation Award - Call for Submissions

28.02.2024, by Disa Sauter

Submissions due: 01 April, 2024

The International Society for Research on Emotion is excited to announce the 2024 ISRE Dissertation Award, which seeks to recognize excellence in early career emotion researchers. We are now calling for submissions for the 2024 ISRE Dissertation Award.

2024 ISRE PhD Dissertation Award

The recipient of this award will receive a monetary prize of 500 euros, as well as the opportunity to write a short summary of their dissertation for the Emotion Researcher newsletter, which is sent to all ISRE members. The award recipient, as well as 2 other outstanding nominees, will receive an accompanying certificate at the 2024 ISRE conference award ceremony.

The dissertation award is open to ISRE members who received their PhD degree in 2022 or later, and who have not previously submitted their dissertation for the ISRE Dissertation Award. Dissertations must be relevant to the field of emotion, broadly defined, and can come from all disciplines affiliated with ISRE, including affective computing, anthropology, art and design, education, history, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology and sociology.

Submissions will be evaluated based on four criteria given equal weight: scholarly excellence, degree of innovation, methodological soundness, and implications (for theory, research, and/or society, as appropriate).

Submissions should include:

• a 1000-word summary of the thesis (.docx file preferred). Please do not send the dissertation in the initial submission. The summary should be an expanded version of the dissertation abstract, and should include a description of the overarching approach, findings, basic argumentation, and significance of the research. The summary must not include any information identifying the author, institution, or supervisor(s); please also ensure that the file name does not contain any identifiable information.

• a cover letter with contact information (email and mail address) of the applicant and supervisor(s)

• a letter from the supervisor certifying the acceptance date of the thesis

Submissions will be judged by a panel of award committee judges, consisting of emotion scholars with a wide range of expertise. Based on the summaries, the award committee will select 3 finalists. Each finalist will then be asked to submit their full dissertation for final evaluation.

Submissions should be sent to: by April 1, 2024 (any time zone on earth).

We are delighted to offer this opportunity and look forward to receiving your submissions.

On behalf of the ISRE Board,

Eric Walle & Andrea Scarantino
ISRE Dissertation Award Chairs