Nomination Information

Nomination Deadlines

  1. 20 February 2014: Call for nominations to the Prize and opening of the online application form for the 7th award.
  2. 31 December 2015: Deadline for receiving nominations.
  3. January-September 2016: The evaluation process.
  4. November 2016: The Prize Council announces the winners of the 7th Award.
  5. December 2016: The awards ceremony for the 7th Award.

 

General Conditions

  1. All nominations for the 7th Award of the Prize are to be made online through an electronic application form that is available on the PSIPW website. All required documentation and submitted works will be uploaded by way of the same form. No mail-in applications will be accepted.
  2. In the event that a team of individuals are being nominated, all team members must be named at the time of application and one member must be specified as their representative. Groups of people working on the same project may not be nominated separately. They must be nominated as a group with a single nomination form.
  3. A university, institution, or government agency is not eligible to be nominated for the Creativity Prize. The nominee must be an individual or group of individuals. Organizations can nominate themselves for one of the four Specialized Prizes.
  4. Nominations for the Creativity Prize must be made by a university, institution, or government agency on behalf of individuals or teams of researchers. Individuals may not nominate themselves or others for the Creativity Prize. Nominations for the Specialized Prizes are by direct self-nomination.
  5. The work or works being considered for the nomination must have been completed no more than five (5) years prior to the nomination deadline for the current Prize.
  6. Published research papers, published books, and registered patents may be submitted for consideration. Unpublished works and unregistered patents are ineligible for the Prize.
  7. No more than five (5) distinct works may be submitted. Multiple works should not be collected together and submitted as a single work.
  8. Works will be reviewed and judged in English. If the work being nominated was originally published in a language other than English, it must be submitted in the original language accompanied by a full translation or by a translation of the parts of the work that are to be considered for the Prize. If a partial English translation is provided for a work submitted in another language, then only that portion of the work which is translated will be considered for assessment.
  9. A nominee can only be nominated for one of the five Prizes during the same award.
  10. The work being nominated must not have previously been a recipient of any other international prize.  (However, it may have been the recipient of local or regional prizes.)
  11. Members of the Prize committees and their immediate relatives may not be nominated for the Prize.

FAQ

Can I apply through the post?
No. All nominations for the 7th Award of the Prize are made online through an electronic application form that is available on the PSIPW website.

Can I nominate myself for the Prize?
You may nominate yourself for any of the four Specialized Prizes. You may not nominate yourself for the Creativity Prize.

Who can submit a nomination for the Creativity Prize and who is eligible to be nominated?
Nominations for the Creativity Prize must be made by a university, institution, or government agency (the Nominating Organization) on behalf of an individual or team (the Nominee). Individuals may not nominate themselves or others for the Creativity Prize.

A Nominee may be an individuals or a team whose work is deemed by the Nominating Organization to be worthy for the Prize. Organizations are not eligible to be nominees for the Creativity Prize.

Can a team or group of people be nominated together?
An individual or group of individuals (a team working on the same project or research) may be nominated for the Prize. In the event that a group of individuals are being nominated, all group members must be named at the time of application and one member must be specified as their representative. Groups of people working on the same project may not be nominated separately. They must be nominated as a group with a single nomination form.

Can older works be considered for the Prize?
The work or works being considered for the nomination must have been completed no more than five (5) years prior to the nomination deadline for the current Prize.

What types of work may be considered for the Prize?
Published research papers, published books, and registered patents may be submitted for consideration.

How many works may be submitted for consideration?
No more than five (5) distinct works may be submitted. Multiple works should not be collected together and submitted as a single work.

If more than one work is being submitted for one of the Branch Prizes, all the works must be related to the particular specialized branch chosen for the nomination.

Are unpublished works eligible for the Prize?
No. Only published research papers, published books, and registered patents are eligible for the Prize.

What languages are acceptable for submission?
Works will be reviewed and judged in English. If the work being nominated was originally published in a language other than English, it must be submitted in the original language accompanied by a full translation or by a translation of the parts of the work that are to be considered for the Prize. If a partial English translation is provided for a work submitted in another language, then only that portion of the work which is translated will be considered for assessment.

Can a nominee be nominated for more than one Prize in the same round?
No. A nominee may not be nominated in the same round for more than one branch of the Prize.

Can works be considered that have received other prizes in the past?
Works that have previously been awarded an international prize are not eligible. Of course, people and organizations who have previously won other international prizes are still welcome to apply, but they must submit works that have never won an international prize in the past. Works that have only received local, national and regional prizes are eligible for nomination.

Nomination Guidebook

These guidebooks (in PDF format) give step-by-step instructions on how to login and complete the online application for nomination. Click on the appropriate link to open the guidebook in your browser, or right-click on the link and select "Save Target As..." to download the file directly to your computer hard drive.

Download Application Guide for Creativity Prize (PDF)

Download Application Guide for Specialized Prizes (PDF)

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