Awards

The Philosophy of Science Association sponsors three awards, the Hempel Award, the Recent Ph.D. Essay Award, and the Graduate Student Essay Award. The PSA Women's Caucus also awards the Women‘s Caucus Prize.

The Hempel Award

CG HempelRecognizing Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in the Philosophy of Science

The Hempel Award recognizes lifetime scholarly achievement in the philosophy of science. The Hempel Award is named in honor of Carl Gustav Hempel (1905-1997), one of the twentieth century's leading philosophers of science and an active PSA member for over fifty years. It is awarded biennially and presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association. The Prize Committee for the Hempel Award consists of the current PSA Governing Board or its designated subcommittee. Calls for nominations are circulated via the PSA Newsletter and posted to this website. Click here to view award recipients. Nominees and nominators for the Hempel Award must be members of the Philosophy of Science Association.


PSA Prize in Philosophy of Science & Race

The PSA Prize in Philosophy of Science & Race is awarded biennially by the Philosophy of Science Association. It is awarded for the best book, article, or chapter published in English that integrates philosophy of science with discussions of race, ethnicity, and/or racism. Eligible publications must be published within five years prior to the prize year/PSA meeting year. Recipients will receive a $500 cash prize made possible through generous donations to the UPSS initiative. Calls for nominations, including self nominations, will be circulated via the PSA Newsletter and are posted to the UPSS websiteThis competition is limited to members of the Philosophy of Science Association.


PSA Women's Caucus Prize in Feminist Philosophy of Science

The PSA Women's Caucus Prize is awarded biennially by the PSA Women's Caucus for the best book, article, or chapter published in English in the area of feminist philosophy of science within the five years prior to each PSA meeting. The recipients of the Women's Caucus Prize receive $500, provided by donations made to the Women's Caucus. Calls for nominations are circulated via the PSA Newsletter and Science Visions: The Newsletter of the PSA Women's Caucus, and are posted to this website. Click here to view prize recipients.


PSA Women's Caucus Prize Symposium

The Prize Symposium is new in 2016 and features scholarship that either a) has strong female membership, b) focuses on work by female philosophers of science, or c) addresses topics of special interest to the Women‘s Caucus. This symposium is highlighted in the PSA program and scheduled immediately following the PSA Women‘s Caucus breakfast, allowing the membership to attend en masse. The Prize Symposium is selected by a judging committee made up of members of the Celebrate Women Committee (CWC). Click here to view prize recipients.


Ernest Nagel Early-Career Scholar Essay Award

The Ernest Nagel Early-Career Scholar Essay Award is awarded annually to the best single-authored essay published in Philosophy of Science during the award year by someone who is either a graduate student at the time of publication or received a Ph.D. within the past five years. The recipients receive $250. The Award is decided by the PSA Lectures and Awards Committee, which consists of at least 1 members of the Governing Board and up to 5 senior members of the Association. The committee is constituted via invitation by the Association's President. Requests for nominations for the award (including self-nominations) are circulated via the PSA Newsletter and posted to this website. The competition is limited to members of the Philosophy of Science Association. Click here to view recent award recipients.


Mary B. Hesse Graduate Student Essay Award

The Mary B. Hesse Graduate Student Essay Award is awarded at the biennial meeting to the best single-authored paper submitted by a graduate student as a contributed paper for the biennial meeting and accepted for publication in Philosophy of Science by the PSA Program Committee.The recipient of the Mary B. Hesse Graduate Student Essay Award receives $250. The decision will be made by the PSA Lectures and Awards Committee, which consists of at least 1 members of the Governing Board and up to 5 senior members of the Association. The committee is constituted via invitation by the Association's President. The competition is limited to members of the Philosophy of Science Association. Click here to view recent award recipients.