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Faculty of Human Sciences

Best Paper Award

The Equal Opportunities Commission of the Faculty of Human Sciences gives out awards for the best papers in the natural sciences and the humanities. The award is designed to advance the careers of female early career researchers as well as female doctoral and Habilitation candidates at the Faculty of Human Sciences.

It comes with a cash prize of €1,000. The prize money may be used for research activities.

Call for applications for the 2021 Best Paper Award presented by the Equal Opportunities Commission of the Faculty of Human Sciences

The Equal Opportunities Commission of the Faculty of Human Sciences will give out two awards for the best papers in the natural sciences and the humanities. Given out for the second time in 2021, the Best Paper Award is designed to advance the careers of female early career researchers as well as female doctoral and Habilitation candidates at the Faculty of Human Sciences.

Selection for the award will be based on the following criteria: the originality of the paper, the impact the paper has on the discipline in question and the impact factor of the journal in which it was published (where applicable). To be eligible for the award, papers must have appeared in 2020 or later. Unpublished papers that have been accepted for publication are also eligible for the award.

The Faculty’s Equal Opportunities Commission will make an award decision in late March or early April and will strive to take into account the publication behaviour in the applicants’ disciplines. Awardees will be notified as soon as their selection for the award has received approval from the Dean. The prize money may be spent for research activities (conference travel and attendance, research subject fees, tutors etc.).

Applications package requirements:

  • The nominated paper
  • Abstract (1 page max.)
  • Information about the paper/journal (journal and discipline impact factors, peer review)
  • For unpublished papers that have been accepted for publication: journal acceptance letter
  • Details of the intended use of the prize money
  • Proof that the applicant’s employment contract with the University of Würzburg will end no earlier than December 2021
  • Letter of motivation (2 pages max.) stating
    what is original about the paper,
    how the paper impacts and advances the applicant’s field of research,
    if the paper has two or more authors: what contribution the applicant has made to the paper,
    whether the paper is a paper in the natural sciences or in the humanities.

Please make sure you meet the above requirements!

Please email your complete application package as a single file PDF document to gleichstellung.hw@uni-wuerzburg.de. The closing date for applications is 19 March 2021.

Sincerely,

Andrea Kübler (Women’s Representative of the Faculty of Human Sciences) on behalf of the Faculty’s Equal Opportunities Commission

Awardees

Anja Kürzinger received the Best Paper Award for her paper titled ‘Task setting as a basic element within writing lessons in first grade. A video-supported analysis.’ Working at the Institute of Pedagogy, Ms Kürzinger is in the early stages of her career and has already published excellent papers in renowned journals.

 

Dr. Kristina Suchotzki (Institute of Psychology) received the Best Paper Award for her meta-analysis titled ‘Lying Takes Time: A Meta-Analysis on Reaction Time Measures of Deception’. The paper was published in a high-impact journal.

 

Ms Tiede received the Best Paper Award for her paper titled ‘Media Pedagogy in German and U.S. Teacher Education’. A highly promising early career researcher at the Institute of Pedagogy, Ms Tiede has already published several papers in renowned journals.