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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022 AWARD





The Robert K. Merton Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Science and Technology



Purpose

In honour and memory of Robert K. Merton, the social scientist known for founding the sociology of science and co-founder and first President of the Research Committee on Sociology of Science and Technology (RC23), the Committee has established The Robert K. Merton Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Science and Technology. The award is intended to recognize and showcase the outstanding, long-term achievements of an individual scholar to the field rather than the excellence of specific papers or books.



Eligibility

The award will be granted every four years to a living scholar who is internationally recognized for significant contributions to the sociology of science and technology that have been made over a period of at least two decades.

Currently serving members of the RC23 Board or the Award Committee are not eligible to receive the award.



Recognition

The award is non-remunerated and consists of an honorary citation and lifetime membership in RC23. The award will be announced at the next World Congress of Sociology and the recipient will be asked to deliver a speech related to her/his work or to any topic in S&T, in an RC23 sponsored event at the World Congress. RC23 will report the recipient's name to the ISA Executive Committee and announce it in the RC23 Newsletter.

RC23 is not responsible for the travel and accommodation costs of the award recipient.


Nominations

Nominations can be made by any member of ISA (excluding members of the Award Committee) and must be supported by at least two other members of RC23 and/or ISA in good standing. Nominations must include the name of the nominee, a CV, the list of publications on which the nomination is based, and a cover letter that provides a rationale for the nomination.

The Award Committee will actively solicit nominations and will encourage RC23 members and other ISA members to nominate scholars. Award Committee members may not nominate, support, or solicit specific candidates.



Selection process

The Award Committee will be responsible for the selection of the award recipient. Every four years, at the Business Meeting held at the corresponding World Congress of Sociology, the newly elected Board of RC23 will establish an Award Committee. The Award Committee will consist of five recognized scholars nominated by the RC23 Board, preferably representing different regions of the world. The Chairperson of the Award Committee must be a member of the Board of RC23.

Nominations will be sought and accepted until the Business Meeting at the interim meeting of RC23, at least two years prior to the next World Congress of Sociology. All nominations will be reviewed by the Award Committee, which will inform the RC23 Board of its decision in a report sent at least 8 months before the World Congress of Sociology takes place. The selection process will be completed in time for the winner to undertake early registration for the World Congress.

The Board of RC23 must approve the winner of the Award but will consider only the adequacy of the procedures and their conformity with ISA and RC23 policies. A summary of the Award Committee report will be available on the RC23 website and published in its Newsletter.



CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022 AWARD

Research Committee 23 (Sociology of Science and Technology) of the International Sociological Association is seeking nominations for The Robert K. Merton Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Science and Technology to be awarded at the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology in Melbourne, Australia, July 24-31, 2022.



Eligibility

The award will be granted to a living scholar who is internationally recognized for significant contributions to the Sociology of Science and Technology that have been made over a period of at least two decades. Thus, the award is intended to recognize and showcase the outstanding, long-term achievements of an individual scholar to the field rather than the excellence of specific papers or books.

Currently serving members of the RC23 Board or the Award Committee are not eligible to receive the award.



Nominations

Nominations can be made by any member of ISA (excluding members of the Award Committee) and must be supported by at least two other members of RC23 and/or ISA in good standing.

Nominations must include the name of the nominee, a CV, the list of publications on which the nomination is based, and a cover letter that provides a rationale for the nomination.

Nominations should be sent by May 31st, 2020 to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Jaime Jiménez Guzmán, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Jaime Jiménez Guzmán

Chairperson

Award Committee

Jaime Jiménez Guzmán - Chairperson

Alice Abreu

Gary Bowden

Ralph Matthews

Antonio Brandão Moniz



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