2015 Marjorie Grene Prize
The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social
Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) seeks submissions for the 2015 Marjorie
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 (Salt Lake City 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 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, should
be emailed to the Chair of the Grene Prize Committee, Rachel A.
Ankeny, [log in to unmask], no later than 15 February
2015. The winning paper will be announced at the 2015 meeting in