BAPS sponsors an award for the best PhD thesis in Psychology. The goal is to recognize outstanding scientific contributions in any area of research in psychology by recent PhD graduates in psychology in Belgium.
BAPS sponsors an award for the best PhD thesis in Psychology. The goal is to recognize outstanding scientific contributions in any area of research in psychology by recent PhD graduates in psychology in Belgium. This way, the BAPS wants to foster young scientists’ careers, inside as well as outside of academia. The winner is announced at the BAPS Annual Meeting. He/she is expected to give a talk during the Award Ceremony at the BAPS Annual Meeting, will receive 1000€ and will be invited to submit an overview paper to Psychologica Belgica.
Applicants working in all areas of psychological research have equal chances of receiving the award, regardless of their psychological subdiscipline (e.g., biological, cognitive, developmental, personality, quantitative, social, etc.) and regardless of their research being more basic or applied (e.g., clinical, health, organizational, personnel, school, sports, etc.).
The main criterion will be the scientific merits, judged by an expert panel. The decision will be based on the quality of the thesis and its impact, rather than on the sheer number of publications or the impact factors of journals in which papers were published.
Your application should include:
Combine all documents into a single pdf-file and label it as follows: NAME and SURNAME_best PhD thesis 2023 (Example: Jane Doe_best PhD thesis 2023)
Send this document to the member of the BAPS EC in charge at Vera.Hoorens@kuleuven.be
The deadline for submissions is November 20th 2022.
Upon reception of an application, the member of the BAPS EC in charge
The actual evaluation will follow a two-step procedure.
Unless in cases of COI, the jury is chaired by the current BAPS president.
The jury reviews the complete application (complete PhD thesis, impact, CV).
The jury evaluates the shortlisted applicants on the following criteria:
Per domain, please use the following scale:
3= very good (top-20%)
5= exceptional (top-5%)
In addition, provide an order of preference of the theses and a maximum 10-line assessment for each thesis in which you motivate your ranking.
Note about conflict of interest (COI).
A COI in any case exists if there are
Jury members are requested to disclose any other possible reasons for a conflict of interest.