!!Call for Nominations for the
!!Barcelona Hypatia European Science Prize
!Awarded by the Barcelona City Council in collaboration with the Academia Europaea-Barcelona Knowledge Hub
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!!3rd edition:\\Humanities and Social Sciences\\Closing date: September 30, 2021

!Call for Nominations

The  Academia  Europaea-Barcelona  Knowledge  Hub  (AE-BKH)  is  pleased  to  announce  the  __Call 
for  Nominations__  for  the  third  edition  of  the  __Barcelona  Hypatia  European  Science  Prize__, 
awarded by the Barcelona City Council in collaboration with the AE-BKH. 
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This  Prize,  in  the  amount  of  30,000  euros,  recognises  an  outstanding  researcher  who  has 
achieved  a  career  of  excellence  at  the  highest  international  level  in  Europe  and  has  made  a 
significant  contribution  toward  different  fields  of  knowledge,  as  well  as  a  positive  impact  on 
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__The  third  edition  of  the  Prize  will  recognise  a  research  career  in  the  Humanities  and  Social 
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Throughout the terms and conditions of the Prize, the words science, scientist, and researcher 
refer  to  all  areas  of  human  knowledge,  from  experimental  sciences  and  technology  to  the 
various  social  sciences  and  humanities.  The  name  of  the  Prize,  Hypatia,  gives  homage  to 
__Hypatia  of  Alexandria__  (c.  355-415),  a  woman  philosopher  and  scientist  who  successfully 
bridged  and  disseminated  all  scholarly  disciplines  known  during  her  time  and  who,  for  this 
same reason, was assassinated by the forces of ignorance and fanaticism.

!Criteria and procedures for the Prize are as follows: 

*__Documents  and  deadlines:__  The  call  for  nominations  is  open  from  July  8,  2021,  until September 30, 2021. Nominations must be sent by e-mail to [barcelona@acadeuro.org|mailto:barcelona@acadeuro.org] using the Nomination Form, which is available for download at [http://barcelona.acadeuro.org/home/annual-programming/hypatia-prize/third-edition-2021]. A nomination is not considered delivered until the AE-BKH has sent the Nominator  an  e-mail  confirming  receipt.  No  nominations  will  be  accepted  past  the final deadline of September 30, 2021.

*__Candidates and Nominators:__ Candidates for the Prize must be nominated by a Member of the Academia Europaea (MAE ) (Nominator 1), from any Section, and must have the support of an additional MAE (Nominator 2), also from any Section. Nominator  1  can  propose  only  one  Candidate.  The  two  nominating  MAEs  must  be from  different  countries.  Although  nominators  must  be  MAEs ,  the  Candidate  does NOT  have  to  be  a  MAE,  nor  a  native  of  a  European  country ,  but  she/he  must  have developed her/his career mostly in Europe. 
*__Areas of knowledge:__ The Prize will follow a three-year cycle and will rotate each year among three major areas of knowledge: a) Science and Technology, b) Life and Health Sciences, c) Humanities and Social Sciences, as reflected in the current sections of the AE and in the different areas of the European Research Council (ERC). The third edition of the Prize will recognise a research career in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

*__Jury:__ The Prize winner will be  selected by an International Jury during 2021. The  Jury will  consist  of  five  members:  two  designated  by  Academia  Europaea,  two  by  the Barcelona  City  Council,  and  one,  who  will  serve  as  president  of  the  Jury,  appointed jointly by Academia Europaea and by the Barcelona City Council. At least two members of the Jury will be women. 

*__Selection:__  The  Prize  winner  will  be  selected:  for  her/his  research  activities  in  Europe, on  the  bases  of  experience,  career  path  and  excellence;  for  the  highest  international level  of  her/his  career  and  for  the  return  it  has  generated  to  society,  improving  the quality  of  life  of  people;  and  for  the  impact  on  society  and  contribution  toward different  fields  of  knowledge  that  her/his  career  has  made.  At  least  one  of  the  Prize winners  in  each  three-year  period  will  preferably  be  a  woman.  The  Prize  may  be declared void by the Jury if deemed necessary. 

*__Notification:__ The proposed winner will be notified personally  by the AE-BKH after the meeting  of  the  Jury  of  the  Prize  (held  either  on-line  or  in  person,  depending  on  the circumstances). 
*__Award ceremony:__ The Barcelona City Council, with the approval of the President of the Barcelona  Municipal  Institute  of  Culture,  will  publish  the  decision  of  the  Jury  before December 31, 2021,  and will organise an award ceremony before March 1, 2022. The Prize will consist of a commemorative plaque and a monetary award of 30,000 euros.  

*__Prize  lecture:__ The Prize  winner  will  be  invited  to  deliver a  lecture on  her/his  research career, during the aforementioned award ceremony. Details of the event, including the date, time and place, will be announced by the AE-BKH on its website. 

*__Disclosure:__ Due to the extraordinary situation worldwide in response to COVID-19, the aforementioned dates may suffer slight modifications. Any changes will be announced with  sufficient advance  warning  on the  AE-BKH website  and,  if  deemed  necessary,  by personally notifying participants. The award ceremony and prize lecture, as well as jury deliberations, may be held on-line, as required by the circumstances.
Download the [nomination form|Hypatia-Prize-3rd-Edition-Nomination-Form.pdf].
!All information regarding prize criteria and procedures, including the nomination form, can be found at the Barcelona Knowledge Hub’s [website|http://barcelona.acadeuro.org/home/annual-programming/hypatia-prize/third-edition-2021].

Any questions or comments on the Prize may be addressed to: __Kimberly Katte__, Hub Manager, at [barcelona@acadeuro.org|mailto:barcelona@acadeuro.org].
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