KARL JASPERS AWARD 2020
The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) announces a competition for students and trainees. Eligibility includes medical students, graduate students in philosophy, psychology and related fields, and residents and fellows in psychiatry.
The Karl Jaspers Award is given for the best paper related to the subject of philosophy and psychiatry. Entries cannot have been published, nor can they have been submitted or accepted for publication, prior to submission for this award. Resubmissions will not be accepted. Papers can have more than one author but all authors must be eligible for the award. Appropriate topics for the essay include, among others, the mind-body problem, psychiatric methodology, psychiatric nosology and diagnostic issues, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophical aspects of the history of psychiatry, psychodynamic, hermeneutic and phenomenological approaches, and psychiatric ethics. Winning submissions will be offered publication, following appropriate review and editing to meet journal guidelines, in the electronic version of Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology. The home universities or training programs of the award winners will be notified of the outcome. In addition, the winning entry will be announced at our AAPP Annual Meeting, held concurrently with the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting. In 2020, the meeting will be on the weekend of April 25 and 26 in Philadelphia. The award carries a cash prize of $350 and recognition in AAPP publications.
The deadline for submission of entries is December 15, 2019.
Submissions must be no more than 7500 words in length, excluding footnotes and bibliographies. Each entry must include a word count. Entrants must send their submissions in PDF format. Submissions must be ready for blind review and not contain the author’s name or other information what will make the author identifiable. Entrants must also send separately an explanation of their current career status and eligibility to enter the competition. In cases where the work is part of a project undertaken with others, they should also add an explanation of the contributions of advisors or others to the work submitted. Submissions that do not meet the requirements will be rejected without being considered.
Please send submissions to Dr. G. Scott Waterman (Scott.Waterman@uvm.edu).