In connection with ECST XVII (2018), two ESSSAT prizes are open for competition between scholars working in Europe and preferably born after 1977.
The ESSSAT Research Prize (of 2000 €) will be awarded for an outstanding original contribution at a postgraduate or doctoral level, submitted to the ESSSAT Secretary by October 31st 2017.
The ESSSAT Student Prize (of 1000 €) will be awarded for an essay written in an academic context at graduate or undergraduate level, submitted to the ESSSAT Secretary by January 15th 2018.
The works, whose topic may address any aspect of the interface between religion/theology and the natural sciences, should exemplify the aims of ESSSAT to advance open and critical communication between the disciplines of theology, religious studies and science, to promote their cross-fertilization, and to work on the solution of interdisciplinary problems. The prize winning contributions should be outstanding reflections bearing on the relationship between religion, theology and natural sciences in contemporary culture.
A candidate for the Research or Student Prize must be nominated by a senior faculty member of a university or similar institution of higher education in Europe. The work must be based on research done in Europe (with allowance for a period of research elsewhere of at most one year) and have been accepted for academic credit, presented or published in 2016-2018. It may be in any major European language. It need not have been published.
The prizes will be presented at the Seventeenth European Conference on Science and Theology (ECST XVII), in Lyon, France, 17-22 April. The prize winners are required to attend the conference. Their expenses for participation in and travel to this conference will be covered.
For applications, mail to ESSSAT secretary Lotta Knutsson Bråkenhielm.
Each application must include:
(a) The work itself. An electronic application, e.g. as a pdf-file, is preferred. If this is impossible, three copies of the material should be submitted.
(b) A two-page summary in English.
(c) A brief curriculum vitae of the author (stating nationality); and
(d) A letter of nomination.
Submitted material will not be returned.
The Secretary of ESSSAT:
Lotta Knutsson Bråkenhielm
The Theological Faculty, Uppsala University
751 20 UPPSALA