This prize of £500 is to assist excellent graduate students (MPhil or PhD) and/or independent scholars to cover the costs of attending the PSi conference. It is awarded annually for a successful proposal for the PSi conference program by a graduate student or independent scholar in the domain of practice, either as method or object of enquiry or both.

The application consists of:

  1. a copy of your accepted abstract;
  2. a statement of 500 words; and
  3. a one-page (one-sided) CV.

The criteria for judging the prize, and which you may wish to address in your statement, are:

  • Originality - the research promises more than the incremental development of its discipline
  • Significance - the proposed research has wider relevance beyond the field both scholarly and societal.
  • Scholarly Rigour
  • Significance - the proposed research has wider relevance beyond the field both scholarly and societal
  • Personal Circumstances

The 2020  judges are Dr Joshua Abrams (RCSSD) and two other RCSSD staff, Professor Sean Metzger (UCLA; President of PSi), and Beau Coleman (PSi Awards Officer).

Submissions: Please submit your materials via email to Beau Coleman (coleman.beau@gmail.com) by a date to be confirmed.

Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by mid-May.