Prizes And Awards Nominating Committee



The IPA has offered awards and prizes to both Members and non-Members in recognition of their contributions to the IPA or to psychoanalysis generally. These awards and prizes have been awarded by a variety of different bodies, and it is now proposed that the main non-specialist awards should be brought together under a single Prizes and Awards Nominating Committee.


Full details regarding all IPA awards and prizes can be found in the "Awards and Prizes" entry in the IPA's Procedural Code.

The Prizes and Awards Nominating Committee will propose potential recipients of the following awards to the IPA Board:

  • The IPA's Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
  • Extraordinarily Meritorious Service to Psychoanalysis Award
  • Extraordinarily Meritorious Service to the IPA Award
  • The Elizabeth Young-Bruehl Prejudice Award

The IPA Board will decide whether or not to make the prize or award.

The following specialist IPA prizes and awards will continue to be made according to the procedures outlined in the IPA's Procedural Code:

  • Elise M. Hayman Award for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
  • Hayman Prize for Published Work Pertaining to Traumatised Children and Adults
  • Psychoanalytic Research Exceptional Contribution Awards
  • Psychoanalytic Training Today Award
  • Sacerdoti Prize
  • Tyson Prize

The Prizes and Awards Nominating Committee will also consider recommendations for recognition for outstanding special service to the IPA. All proposals recommended by the Committee will be forwarded to the IPA's Executive Committee for final decision. Full details regarding this type of recognition can be found in the "Recognition for Outstanding Special Service to the IPA" entry in the IPA's Procedural Code.

Ways of working and reporting

The Prizes and Awards Nominating Committee will be expected to do all of its work electronically, using Skype, GoToMeeting, or other free-to-use communication systems. The committee, like all IPA committees, will be expected to be self-supporting for secretarial and other purposes. The Chair of the Committee will provide a written report to the Board at least annually.


This is a permanent committee. Members will serve a single two year term, which shall end at each IPA Congress. The members of the Committee will be appointed in the usual way, by the President of the IPA and with the consent of the Board of Representatives.

Composition of the committee

The Committee will consist of a Chair, plus two members from each region, none of whom shall be Members of the Board or Officers.


This Committee has been formed by the IPA Board of Representatives on the understanding that the members of the Committee will carry out their work at no cost to the IPA, and that no budget is available to them and no expenses will be reimbursed. They will have access to the web and email support services offered by IPA Staff.

Board approved July 2015
The Board agreed that the Committee should also select the winner of the Elizabeth Young-Bruehl Prejudice Award, June 2016

Removal of the term "Broomhills", March 2017

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