IPA Prizes and Awards

A number of prizes and awards are traditionally presented at the IPA’s biennial Congress, including the Hayman Prize, Elise M Hayman Award, Sacerdoti Prize, Training Today Award, Research Awards and the Tyson Prize for Candidates. Click here for more information about all the IPA awards. (Note that proposals for other prizes and awards that are not connected to a Congress proposal will be invited in September 2014).

For 2013 winners announced at the Prague Congress, please click here

Entries now OPEN for prizes and awards connected to proposals for the 2015 Congress

Tyson Prize
This prize, funded by Dr Robert L Tyson, dates from 2005.  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. 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.

Proposals: If you wish for your individual paper to be considered for this prize, please tick the appropriate box when completing the online form. Papers may be sent in English, French, German or Spanish. For more information about making a proposal, click here.
Selection: Entries for the prize are judged by a panel selected and chaired by the Chair of the IPA Committee on Relations with IPSO, in consultation with the Committee, and will take account of the languages of the entries.  The panel shall consist of IPA members only.
Announcement and Presentation: The prizes are announced and presented by the President of IPSO, with a certificate at the Congress.
Deadline:   1 October 2014

Sacerdoti Prize
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 2015) who is presenting at an international Congress for the first time.

Proposals: If you wish your individual paper to be considered for this prize, please tick the box on the online form to confirm that you will be under 50 years old on 25 July 2015 and that you have not presented a paper at an international Congress before. For more information about making a proposal, click here.
Selection: 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.
Announcement and Presentation: The prize is announced and presented, with a certificate, at the Congress. By sending in a proposal, you will be asked to agree to make yourself available to present it at any time that the Programme Committee chooses from the pre-Congress’ beginning (0800 on 22 July 2015) to the Congress’ conclusion (in the late afternoon of 25 July 2015).
Deadline: 7 September 2014