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THE IHPST AWARD FOR THE BEST ESSAY ON THE THEORY OF SCIENTIFIC CHANGE

The IHPST Award for the Best Essay on the Theory of Scientific Change is awarded annually to a student who has written the best essay on the theory of scientific change. Application for consideration of an essay should be submitted to the Director of the IHPST. Students enrolled in HPS 1104 will automatically be considered.

A submitted essay should be 3,000-5,000 words, and should help to improve the overall understanding of the process of scientific change. The essay must fall under (at least) one of the following categories:

  • A theoretical essay concerned with axioms, definitions and/or theorems of the theory of scientific change;
  • A metatheoretical essay regarding the scope, possibility, and/or assessment of the theory of scientific change;
  • A historical essay that applies the theory of scientific change to specific episodes of the history of science.

ROBSON SCHOLARSHIP

An award of $500 has been made possible by a bequest to Victoria College. Only 3rd-year Vic students, maintaining an “A” standing in an IHPST Major program are eligible. For more information about this scholarship and others, please contact the Registrar’s Office at Victoria.

PAULINE M.H. MAZUMDAR PRIZES IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

The prizes may be awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students registered at the University of Toronto for the best essays on any subject within the field of the history of medicine. Prizes may be awarded separately for graduate and undergraduate students.

The essays can be submitted by a student, an instructor or a teaching assistant. The essays submitted will be read by three assessors, two of them in the field of the history of medicine and one outside it.

For the undergraduate prize, one of the readers in the field may be a teaching assistant. Undergraduate papers should be handed in by the due date for the course.

If no essay is judged to be suitable in any given year, the prize or prizes need not be awarded, and the funds placed in reserve. The amount of the prize will be determined by the assessors. The winners will be informed by letter.

For further information, please contact the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at 416-978-5397 or e-mail: ihpst.info@utoronto.ca

 
 

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