IPA Prizes and Awards


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 for US$4,000 and a certificate.
The award is announced and presented during the IPA Congress in Prague.
Eligibility: Submissions may be made by IPA Members, IPA Candidates or non-members. Submissions should include the journal or book reference and an electronic version (PDF or Word) of the relevant article. Submissions may be made in English, French, German or Spanish.
How to enter: Online only.
Closing date for entries: TBA
 


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 for $4,000.
The award is announced and presented, with a certificate, at the IPA Congress. During the week of the Congress the winner gives 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 or non-members. Papers may be submitted in English, French, German or Spanish.
How to enter: Online only.
Closing date for receipt of entries: TBA



 Psychoanalytic Training Today Award
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.
Award: The award carries no monetary value.
Eligibility: Submissions may be made by Members, IPA Candidates or non-members. Submissions may be made in English, French, German or Spanish.
How to enter: Online only.
Closing date for receipt of entries: TBA
 


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.
Award: The award is of $500 for each of the four papers/posters.
Eligibility: Submissions may be made by Members, IPA Candidates or non-members. Papers/posters may be submitted in English, French, German or Spanish. Posters submitted in response to the Prague Congress Call for Proposals will automatically be considered for the Award for best research poster.
Announcement and Presentation: The prizes are announced and presented, with a certificate, at the Congress.
Submission format: Include: Title; Authors; Affiliation. Abstract (maximum 500 words); Full paper (10–15 pages maximum); Address for correspondence including e-mail address.
Closing date for receipt of entries: TBA.
How to enter: Online only.

 

Psychoanalytic Research Mentor Prize
The International Research Board of the IPA invites  Members, IPA Candidates or non-members to propose a suitable recipient for the first Psychoanalytic Research Mentor Prize. The aim of Prize is to recognise and honour an individual who initiated young people into psychoanalytic research.

Prize: Proposals received will be considered by a committee drawn from the members of the International Research Board.  The Prize is $500.
Eligibility: Proposals for recipients of this Prize may be made may by Members, IPA Candidates or non-members. Proposals may be made in English, French, German or Spanish.
Announcement and Presentation: The Prize will be announced and presented to the recipient, with a certificate, at the Congress.
Submission format: Include: Name of individual proposed and reasons for proposing him/her in no more than 1,000 words. Address for correspondence including e-mail address.
Closing date for receipt of proposals: TBA.
How to enter: Online only.


Tyson Prize
Purpose:  This prize, funded by Dr Robert L Tyson, dates from 2005.  It is awarded for the best unpublished clinical paper written by an IPA candidate  in the two previous years. The best submission chosen from each of the three regions is selected as a finalist. The winning paper is selected from the three finalist papers to receive a $500 monetary award. The other two finalists receive $250 for submitting the best paper from their region.  The Tyson winner is scheduled to present her or his paper at the IPA Congress, and the other two finalists present theirs during the co-scheduled IPSO Congress. The winning entry will be submitted to the International Journal of Psychoanalysis for consideration for publication.

Requirements for Entries:
Submission and Eligibility: By papers of no more than 5000 words sent in response to the call for entries for this Prize, which is restricted to IPA Candidates.  Papers may be submitted in English, French, German or Spanish.
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.
Where to Submit Manuscripts:
Manuscripts should indicate submission is for the Tyson Prize and are to be submitted to the following email address:  Awards@ipa.org.uk
The closing date for all Tyson entries: September 2014
     

Sacerdoti Prize
This prize, funded by Cesare Sacerdoti, previously of Karnac Books, dates from 1987.  It is awarded for the best individual paper submitted by a relatively young author who is presenting a paper at the IPA international Congress for the first time.  The prize is £500.

Eligibility: Proposals may be made by Members, IPA Candidates or non-members who request that their paper sent in as a Congress paper proposal be considered for this Prize.
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.
Deadline: September 2014