The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) seeks submissions for the 2017 Werner Callebaut Prize. This prize is intended to advance the careers of younger scholars working at the intersection of the fields represented by ISH, and will be awarded to the best manuscript utilizing an interdisciplinary approach based on a presentation at one of the two previous ISHPSSB meetings (Montpellier or Montréal) by someone who was, at the time of presentation, a graduate student.  The prize is named in honor of Werner Callebaut, whose untimely death in 2014 inflicted a serious blow to the philosophy of biology community worldwide. Werner’s mentorship and guidance has benefitted the intellectual and personal development of countless philosophers and scientists over the last twenty years, and contributed greatly to making sure that philosophical and scientific work evolve in constructive dialogue and reciprocal respect. His work reached creatively across fields of relevance to the philosophical understanding of biology (comprising areas as far removed as economics, evolutionary biology, history, sociology and cognitive science), as well as across national cultures, languages and traditions (most notably the ‘continental-analytic’ divide among philosophers of science), hence making a prize focused on interdisciplinarity most appropriate, especially for ISHSSPB which explicitly encourages interdisiciplinary approaches. 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 winners. 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, along with a brief statement detailing the interdisciplinarity represented in the manuscript.

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 Callebaut Prize Committee, Rachel A. Ankeny, 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 Paolo. The committee reserves the right not to make an award, or to split the award. With thanks to the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI) for financial support for the Callebaut Prize.

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