Nominations for Ozwald-Külpe prize

2017 Oswald-Külpe-Prize

for the

Experimental Study of Higher Mental Processes

Honoring the great tradition of the Würzburg School of Psychology and its founder Oswald Külpe, the University of Würzburg invites nominations for its Oswald-Külpe-Prize, which is conferred biennially in a special ceremony.

The purpose of the award is to recognize exceptional scientific contributions to the experimental study of higher mental processes. It will be presented in Würzburg on November 24, 2017. The Külpe-Award includes a cash prize of € 4.000,- and the recipient’s expenses for travelling and accommodation. Previous recipients were Profs. Anke Ehlers, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), Asher Koriat, University of Haifa (Israel), Richard E. Nisbett, University of Michigan (USA), Michael Tomasello, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany), Wolfgang Prinz, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig (Germany) and Norbert Schwartz, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USA).

Eligible are scientists of all nationalities and without any age restrictions. The only criterion is the candidates’ proven excellence in experimental research on higher mental processes. This may pertain to different areas of psychology.

Self-nominations are possible.

Nominations must be received by July 1, 2017. They should include

  – a letter addressing the candidate’s merits with respect to the criterion of the award;

  – a current curriculum vitae and bibliography;

  – the names of two distinguished colleagues who are willing to write letters of recommendation.

Materials should be sent to the chair of the psychology department preferrably via email:

Alternatively, the postal address may be used:

Prof. Roland Deutsch

LS Psychologie II

Universität Würzburg

Röntgenring 10

97070 Würzburg


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