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Faculty of Human Sciences

Best Paper Award

The Equal Opportunities Commission of the Faculty of Human Sciences gives two awards for female junior researchers of this Faculty. The wide range of academic disciplines within the Faculty will be taken into account in the selection process.

The award is designed to advance the careers of female junior researchers as well as female doctoral and Habilitation candidates at the Faculty of Human Sciences.

The cash prize of €1,000 may be used for research activities.

Nominations will be evaluated according to originality and scientific contribution to the respective field of study.

Call for applications for the 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 two Best Paper Awards for female junior researchers at this Faculty. Each award comes with a cash prize of €1,000. The wide range of academic disciplines within the Faculty will be taken into account in the selection process. For the third year the Best Paper Award 2022 is designed to advance the careers of female junior researchers as well as female doctoral and Habilitation candidates at the Faculty of Human Sciences.

Scientifically relevant publications as first author of the respective discipline (e.g., journal article, chapter in an edited volume) may be submitted. Selection for the award will be based on the originality of the paper and its impact on the discipline in question as well as on diversity and excellence of research at the Faculty of Human Sciences, i.e. impact factor alone is not decisive. To be eligible for the award papers must have been published in 2021 or later. Papers that have been accepted for publication are also eligible.

The selection process by the Faculty’s Equal Opportunities Commission will take place in the summer semester 2022 and will strive to take into account the research and publication culture in all scientific disciplines at this Faculty. Awardees will be notified as soon as their selection for the award has received approval from the Dean. The prize money may be spent on research activities according to the funding guidelines of the University of Würzburg (conference attendance, research subject fees, student tutors etc.).

Application requirements:

  • The nominated paper
  • Abstract (1 page max.)
  • Information about the paper (2 pages max.) stating
    1.  relevance of the journal or edited volume (e.g., peer review, impact factor),
    2. which contribution the applicant has made in the case of two or more authors:
    3. what is original about the paper,
    4. how the paper impacts and advances the applicant’s field of research,
    5. allocate the paper to its scientific study category (e.g., quantitative research, qualitative research, literature reviews, hermeneutic approach).
  • Intended use of the prize money
  • Proof that the applicant’s employment contract with the University of Würzburg will end no earlier than the expenditure of the prize money

Please email your complete application as a single file PDF document to gleichstellung.hw@uni-wuerzburg.de. The closing date for applications is 18 March 2022.

Sincerely,

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

Awardees

Dr. Catharina Tibken

Dr. Catharina Tibken (Institute of Psychology) received the Best Paper Award for her first-author paper titled ‘The role of metacognitive competences in the development of school achievement among gifted adolescents’. The publication by Dr. Tibken as first author of a research group met with great public interest.

Dr. Sonja Schierbaum

Dr. Sonja Schierbaum (Institute of Philosophy) received the Best Paper Award for her paper titled ‘The Double Intentionality of Moral Intentional Actions: Scotus and Ockham on Interior and Exterior Acts’. The paper in sole authorship was published on special request on the basis of a scientific lecture.

Year Awardee    
2022 Dr. Catharina Tibken (Psychology)    
  Dr. Sonja Schierbaum (Philosophy)    
2021 Lea Goldan (Quantitative Methods of Empirical Social Research)    
  Dr. Ann-Kristin Herget (Media and Business Communication)    
2017 Anja Kürzinger (School Pedagogy/Primary Education)    
  Dr. Kristina Suchotzki (Psychology)    
  Jennifer Tiede (School Pedagogy)    
Year Awardee