The APA committee on Lectures, Publications, and Research invites nominations for the American Philosophical Association Joseph B. Gittler Award.

Next deadline: March 15, 2012


This prize is awarded for "an outstanding scholarly contribution in the field of the philosophy of one or more of the social sciences." The range of the social sciences will be construed broadly so as to include anthropology, economics, education, government, history, psychology, sociology, and any other field that is normally located within the social science division in contemporary colleges and universities.


This prize was established in 2007 with funds donated by the estate of Joseph B. Gittler.


A contribution may be a book, a single article, or a connected set of articles. All nominated contributions must have been published within five years before the deadline. Nominated contributions may be co-authored, but a single individual must be designated as the proposed recipient of the award. Contributions will be limited to three articles or books per nominee. At least one of the submissions should be single authored. The nominated author must be a member in good standing of the APA.


Each nomination must be made by an APA member other than the author. Each member may submit only one nomination. Nominations should include complete publication information and may include a statement in support of the nomination. The APA will contact nominated authors to confirm willingness to be considered and to secure copies of the nominated contributions and the author's CV. Nominations must be submitted by email on or before the deadline of March 15, 2012. Email nominations to: Linda Nuoffer.


A committee appointed by the Chair of the Committee on Lectures, Publications, and Research, in consultation with LPR committee members, will consider submissions and select a winner.


Frequency: Annually

Amount: $4,000. The winner will be presented with the award at the Eastern Division meeting of the Association.

Next Deadline: March 15, 2012

Sally J. Scholz, Ph.D.


Chair, APA Committee on Lectures, Publications and Research