The creation of the Fernando Gil International Prize for the Philosophy of Science was announced by the Portuguese government at the time of his death, to honor his memory and work (1937-2006).

The Fernando Gil International Prize will be awarded every year in Lisbon. The Prize is launched as a joint initiative of the Portuguese government, represented by FCT, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education), and FCG, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

The Prize intends to reward a work of particular excellence, in the domain of the Philosophy of Science, by a researcher from any nationality or professional affiliation, published during the three previous years.

The recipient of the Prize is requested to deliver an original public lecture that will be published by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and to conduct a specialized seminar for students and researchers in Lisbon on the occasion of the Prize ceremony.

The amount to be paid to the laureate will be 125,000 €.

Jury

The jury of the Fernando Gil International Prize 2010 includes the following members:

  • Henri Atlan (Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem & École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
  • Per Aage Brandt (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Marcelo Dascal (Tel Aviv University)
  • Vincent Descombes (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
  • Donald Gillies (University College, London)
  • Giulio Giorello (Università degli Studi di Milano)
  • Eberhard Knobloch (Institut für Philosophie, Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Maria Filomena Molder (Departamento de Filosofia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Frédéric Nef (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
  • Jean Petitot (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
  • Massimo Piattelli–Palmarini (University of Arizona, Tucson & MIT)
  • Bertrand Saint–Sernin (Institut de France)
  • Manuel Silvério Marques (Centro de Filosofia, Universidade de Lisboa)

Nominations

Nominations to the Fernando Gil International Prize 2010 should include a short description of the work being nominated and the justification of its relevance to Philosophy of Science. They should be received between March 19 and June 30, 2010, at 12h00 UTC, at the following address:

premio–filosofia@fernando–gil.org.pt

Nominations from the nominees themselves cannot be accepted.