IPA Awards and Prizes : ENTRIES ARE CLOSED
The IPA makes a number of awards at its biennial Congress. The following awards and prizes are scheduled to be given in July 2017 in Buenos Aires. If you wish to enter for an Award or Prize, please ensure that your submission is completed in time as those received after the deadline will not be considered.
Elise M. Hayman Award for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
The Elise M. Hayman Award was initiated in 1989 by Dr Max Hayman in memory of his wife, Elise. The award is made biennially for the most cogent, relevant and commendable work on the Holocaust and genocide, current or historical.
The award is US$4,000 and a certificate, and it will be announced and presented during the IPA Congress in Buenos Aires. During the week of the Congress, the winner will be invited to give the Elise M. Hayman lecture, which is offered for publication to the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.
Eligibility: Submissions may be made by IPA Members, IPA Candidates and non-members. The award is made biennially for the most cogent, relevant and commendable work on the Holocaust and genocide, current or historical.
The Elizabeth Young-Bruehl Prejudice Award
Purpose: To increase awareness of the need to develop understanding of prejudice of various kinds within psychoanalysis and to honour the work of Dr. Elizabeth Young-Bruehl. Among other books, she wrote “The Anatomy of Prejudice” 1996, which addressed four kinds of prejudice. Her most recent book written just prior to her sudden and untimely death in 2011 was about another kind of prejudice “Childism”.
Award: The award will comprise a check for $500 donated by Dr. Christine Dunbar. This award will be given every two years at an IPA Congress. The prize will be awarded for a work (e.g. essay, article or video) which contributes to psychoanalytic understanding of prejudice. Prejudice can be defined as: an unfair and/or unreasonable feeling or dislike for a person or group because of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, etc. Psychoanalytically, prejudice can have both conscious and unconscious meaning and expression.
Nomination and Eligibility: All members of the IPA and candidates will be eligible for this award. The IPA Board might wish to consider others outside the IPA membership (e.g. scholars, academics and related professionals – social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) - who are interested in and knowledgeable about the relationship between psychoanalysis and prejudice. Submissions will demonstrate the meaning, effects and expression of prejudice through any personal production such as written material, a work of art or video and how this might be integrated into psychoanalytic theory and practice. Those submitting will indicate whether or not he or she intends to attend the Congress.
Deadline: Determined by the deadline for the submission of proposals for the Congress.
Selection: The winner of the award will be selected by the Prizes and Awards Nominating Committee, who will make its selection using such expert advisors as it deems necessary.
Announcement and Presentation: The award will be made at each IPA congress and presented by Dr. Christine Dunbar or her representative if she is unable to attend a specific Congress.
The Hayman Prize for Published Work Pertaining to Traumatized Children and Adults
This award, funded by Dr Hayman, was set up in 1997. The effects of the Holocaust on adult survivors have also had a significant impact on the development of their children. The effects on children who were themselves interned in the camps have been less studied and the same is true for those children’s children.
To encourage interest in this specific topic, and to make the need for increased knowledge of the topic more widely appreciated, a prize is offered to the author or authors of the best paper on this subject published (or accepted for publication) in a book or in a recognised psychoanalytic or other scientific journal during the two years preceding a biennial international Congress of the IPA. The study of the nature and characteristics of massive trauma to children, of the influence upon their development and functioning, and on succeeding generations of their children, should be the central theme of such a work. Preferably, the study should focus direction upon the subject population directly related to the Holocaust or should apply the understanding derived from Holocaust studies to the effects of massive trauma suffered by children living under repressive regimes elsewhere (for example, the children involved in refugee crises in different parts of the world).
is US$4,000 and a certificate, and it will be announced and presented during the IPA Congress in Buenos Aires.
: Proposals may be made by IPA Members, IPA Candidates and non-members. Offered to the author or authors of the best paper on this subject published (or accepted for publication) in a book or in a recognized psychoanalytic or other scientific journal during the two years preceding a biennial international Congress of the IPA.
should include the journal or book reference and an electronic version (PDF or Word) of the relevant article.
Psychoanalytic Training Today Award
In 2002, the IPA Education Committee set up this award to recognize the best paper on the study and development of psychoanalytic training models.
carries no monetary value and will be recognized with a certificate.
: Submissions may be made by Members, IPA Candidates and non-members. The IPA Education Committee in 2002 set up this award to recognize the best submitted paper on the study and development of psychoanalytic training models.
Psychoanalytic Research Exceptional Contribution Awards
The Research Committee of the IPA has set up an open biennial competition for the four best psychoanalytic research papers/posters to be submitted for consideration for this Award. The competition is not restricted to empirical studies, however the submissions are expected to report the results of systematic investigation of relevance to psychoanalysis. They may be in any field where psychoanalysis is relevant, such as the history of science, law, art, etc.
is $500 for each of the four papers/posters. The prizes will be announced and presented, with a certificate, at the Congress.
: Submissions may be made by Members, IPA Candidates and non-members. The Research Committee of the IPA has set up an open biennial competition for the four best psychoanalytic research papers/posters to be submitted for consideration for this Award.
Posters submitted in response to the Congress Call for Proposals will automatically be considered for the Award for best research poster.
: Include Title; Author(s); Affiliation; Abstract (maximum 500 words); Full paper (10–15 page maximum); Address for correspondence including e-mail address.
: Include: Title; Authors; Affiliation. Abstract (maximum 500 words); Full paper (10–15 pages maximum); Address for correspondence (including e-mail address).
This prize, funded by Cesare Sacerdoti, previously of Karnac Books, dates from 1987. This prize is for the best individual paper by a relatively young author (under 50 years old on 25 July 2017) who is presenting at an international Congress for the first time.
The prize is £500. The prize-winning paper is selected by the Congress Programme Committee from the papers which are submitted for the scientific programme of the biennial IPA Congress. The prize is announced and presented, with a certificate, at the Congress.
Eligibility: Proposals may be made by Members, IPA Candidates or non-members.
This prize, funded by Dr Robert L Tyson, dates from 2005. Three finalists, one from each region, are chosen and the winner is awarded the Tyson Prize ($500; $250 is awarded to each of the runners-up). The finalists will be invited to present their papers as part of a dedicated panel at the Congress.
: The Tyson Prize is awarded for an excellent and original clinical paper
by an IPA Candidate or by an individual who has graduated from an IPA
Institute since the last IPA Congress. A “clinical paper” is one that
describes the essence of a psychoanalytic treatment. The prizes are announced and presented by the IIRC Chair and the President of IPSO, with a certificate at the Congress.