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. In both cases, winners’ expenses for travel to and participation in ECST XVII will be covered.