The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) seeks submissions for the 2017 Marjorie Grene Prize. This prize is intended to advance the careers of younger scholars, and will be awarded to the best manuscript based on a presentation at one of the two previous ISHPSSB meetings (Montréal or Montpellier) by someone who was, at the time of presentation, a graduate student. It is very appropriate for ISHPSSB to name this prize in Marjorie Grene’s honor. Not only does her work in the history and philosophy of biology exemplify the strong spirit of interdisciplinary work fundamental to ISHPSSB, but she played a central role in bringing together diverse scholars of biology even before the formation of the Society. She has been a valued mentor to many members of the Society and a long-standing inspiration to all. The award will consist of a certificate and an award of $500, as well as a permanent record of the award on a plaque which circulates every two years to the current winner(s). Submissions may be simultaneously considered for the Grene and the Callebaut prizes, but a paper may not be awarded both prizes.

Submissions should be in the form of a paper prepared for submission to a professional journal, with an indication of the journal in question. An electronic copy (in Microsoft Word or PDF format), together with the required cover sheet (available at this link), should be emailed as one document to the Chair of the Grene Prize Committee, Rachel A. Ankeny, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than 15 February 2017.  The winning paper will be announced at the 2017 meeting in Sao Paulo. The committee reserves the right not to make an award, or to split the award.

Additional information about the Grene Prize is available at this link.