The 2001 NICHOLAS MULLINS AWARD
of the Society for Social Studies of Science
[Please note the extended deadline for submissions: August 31, 2001]
The Nicholas Mullins Award is awarded each year by the Society for
Social Studies of Science (4S) for an outstanding piece of scholarship
by a graduate student in the general field of Science and Technology
Studies. The prize consists of a cheque for $US 500, a certificate and
travel expenses for this year's Annual Meeting of 4S.
The competition is for graduate student papers, which must be submitted
in English, based on all types of scholarly products in the field of
science and technology studies: unpublished papers, published articles,
dissertation chapters. It is recommended that dissertation chapters be
adapted so as to make them "stand-alone." The work may not be older than
two years at the time of submission. The intended readership for the
papers is a general STS audience, rather than a specialized disciplinary
readership. A graduate student can only make one submission a year.
The length of a paper should not exceed 10,000 words -- including notes
and references. According to the rules, longer papers will be "punished"
in the evaluation procedure, i.e., they do not have to be read in their
totality. They should be typed double-spaced. Six (6) copies should be
sent to the chair of the Nicholas Mullins Award Jury (see address
below), but for students for whom this would be a financial hardship two
(2) copies would be acceptable. Initial submission to the Chair of the
jury as an electronic email attachment, preferably in Word format, is
The name and address of the author and the name and address of the
author's institution should be on a separate sheet (or file), so that
these can be detached from the distributed copies.
Deadline for submitting contributions is August 31, 2001. Papers
received after that date will be considered for next year's contest.
The evaluation is executed blindly by a jury of STS scholars. The winner
will be announced at the Banquet at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the 4S
(Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 1-4). Winners are expected to attend
For further information, please contact the chair of the jury:
Department of Social Sciences
Loughborough LE11 3TU
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