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The ASSC William James Prize for Contributions to the Study of Consciousness

Each year one prize is awarded for an outstanding published contribution to the empirical or philosophical study of consciousness by a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar/researcher within 5 years of receiving a PhD or other advanced degree.

The 2006 prize consists of:

  1. An award of $1000 (USD)
  2. Invitation to present a plenary address at ASSC10 which will be held Friday June 23rd through Monday June 26th 2006 at St. Anne's College, Oxford (Travel, accommodation, and registration paid by ASSC)
  3. Lifetime membership in ASSC.

Nominations, including self nominations, should be sent to Phil Merikle, Chair, ASSC Prize Committee ( The nomination letter should include a brief statement as to why the contribution is outstanding, and for co-authored publications, there should be a statement describing the nominee's role. To be considered, the contribution must be published or accepted for publication and be written in English. Electronic copies in PDF format of the contribution and the nominee's CV should be attached to the nomination letter.

Prize Committee:
Ned Block, New York University
Christof Koch, California Institute of Technology
Phil Merikle, University of Waterloo
Petra Stoerig, Henrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

Deadline for submission of nominations is December 15, 2005

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