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Health and Medical Sociology Excellence Prize

Inaugural Edition

Call for submissions is now Closed

The European Society of Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS) is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural edition of the “Health and Medical Sociology Excellence Prize”. This award aims to honour and recognize outstanding contributions in the field of health and medical sociology through the acknowledgment of the best paper published in a peer-reviewed journal over the past four years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The paper must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal between 2020 and 2024 (Online first included) within the field of health and medical sociology.
  • The paper can be empirical or theoretical or both.
  • Papers can encompass a wide range of topics within health and medical sociology, including but not limited to social determinants of health, healthcare systems, epidemiology, and societal impacts on health.
  • Authors from any part of the world are invited to submit their work.
  • The person eligible for the prize has a PhD, or is an ongoing PhD student, when submitting the application.
  • The person eligible for the prize is the first author of the published paper.

Submissions

  1. Authors are invited to submit their paper by 15 April 2024.
  2. Submissions should include (1) a cover letter highlighting the paper’s contributions and justifying its significance in the field, (2) a short CV (maximum 2 pages) detailing relevant qualifications and achievements and (3) the published paper.
  3. Merge the three aforementioned documents into a single PDF file. Ensure the file name follows the format: “ESHMS-Prize-ApplicantFamilyName.pdf”
  4. Submit the application to stephane.cullati(a)unifr.ch

Selection Process

  • Nominations will be evaluated by a distinguished panel of experts in health and medical sociology.
  • The winner will be selected based on the paper’s originality, methodological rigor, and impact on the field of health and medical sociology.

Prize Details

  • The selected paper will be honoured with the “Health and Medical Sociology Excellence Prize.”
  • The winner will be awarded 1,000 Euros and granted free participation in the next ESHMS conference (Hamburg 2026).
  • The winner will be informed in advance of the public announcement, with discretion maintained until the official unveiling.
  • The winner will be publicly announced at the closing ceremony of the 20th ESHMS conference in Antwerp, Belgium, on 5 July 2024

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission: 15 April 2024
Winner Announcement: 5 July 2024, Antwerp

For inquiries and submissions, please contact Stéphane Cullati at stephane.cullati@unifr.ch