The International Association for the Psychology of Religion has two prestigious awards for the purpose of honouring scientific work in the field of psychology of religion.
The Early Career Award
The Early Career Award is intended to reward promising junior researchers in the field of the Psychology of Religion. It is awarded once every two years at the IAPR conference, for outstanding quality of research. Eligible for the Early Career Award are young scholars at the postdoctoral or early career academic level (holding a Ph.D. since 0 -5 years maximum). Excellence in the quality of research (as reflected in the publications) in the field of the Psychology of Religion is required.
The IAPR jury is very pleased to announce that despite fierce competition (with several worthy recipients among the nominees) the recipient of the 2017 early career award is Patty van Cappellen.
The IAPR Godin Prize for the Scientific Study of Religion
The Godin Prize is a scientific prize to be awarded to senior scholars (mid-life award) for their excellence in the scientific study of the psychology of religion. The Godin prize will be given every second IAPR conference, that is to say, once in every 4 years. The origin of the Godin Prize is a gift by Gregory Zilboorg to André Godin who was professor of psychology of religion at the Lumen Vitae Institute in Brussels, on March 15, 1956 in order to develop studies in the psychology of religion. The name of the prize on that moment was the Quinquennial Prize for the Scientific Psychology of Religion. After the death of André Godin in 1997, the committee decided to change the name of the prize to the Godin Prize. As a mid-life award the Godin Prize is aimed at senior scholars. Eligible candidates for the Godin Prize are midlife researchers, who conduct excellent research (as reflected in publications) in the field of the Psychology of Religion.
The IAPR jury is very pleased to announce that despite fierce competition (with several worthy recipients among the nominees) the IAPR 2017 Godin prize goes to Wade Rowatt, professor at Baylor University, Texas.
Dr. van Cappelen and Dr. Rowatt will have a plenary lecture at the IAPR conference. See Plenary lectures for a presentation of the prize-winners.