IPA Prizes and Awards: 

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




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.

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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 of the “disappeared” in Latin America).

The award is US$4,000 and a certificate, and it will be announced and presented during the IPA Congress in Boston.

Eligibility: Entries may be made by IPA Members, IPA Candidates or non-members. Entries should include the journal or book reference and an electronic version (PDF or Word) of the relevant article. Entries may be made in English, French, German or Spanish.
How to enter: Online only.
Deadline: 28 February 2015
 

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 Boston.  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: Entries may be made by IPA Members, IPA Candidates or non-members. Entries may be made in English, French, German or Spanish.
How to enter: Online only.
Deadline: 28 February 2015

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.

The award carries no monetary value and will be recognized with a certificate.

Eligibility: Entries may be made by Members, IPA Candidates or non-members. Entries may be made in English, French, German or Spanish.
How to enter: Online only.
Deadline: 28 February 2015
 

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.

The award is $500 for each of the four papers/posters. The prizes will be announced and presented, with a certificate, at the Boston Congress.

Eligibility: Entries may be made by Members, IPA Candidates or non-members. Papers/posters may be sent in English, French, German or Spanish. Posters sent in response to the Prague Congress Call for Entries will automatically be considered for the Award for best research poster.
Entry format: Include: Title; Authors; Affiliation. Abstract (maximum 500 words); Full paper (10–15 pages maximum); Address for correspondence (including e-mail address).
How to enter: Online only.
Deadline: 28 February 2015

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Entries for the Tyson and Sacerdoti Prizes are now CLOSED

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.


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.