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Current Competition

ESSSAT Prizes for Studies in Science and Theology 2024

In connection with ECST XX (2024, in Split, Croatia), two ESSSAT prizes are open for competition between early career scholars working in Europe.


The ESSSAT Research Prize (of 2500 €) will be awarded for an outstanding original contribution at book length, e.g. a doctoral thesis, submitted to the ESSSAT Prize Officer by 28 February, 2024.


The ESSSAT Student Prize (of 1500 €) will be awarded for an essay of 10,000 words maximum, written in an academic context at undergraduate or postgraduate level, submitted to the ESSSAT Prize Officer by 30 April 2024.


The works, whose topic may address any aspect of the interface between religion/theology and the natural sciences (or social/human sciences), should exemplify the aims of ESSSAT to advance open and critical communication between the disciplines of theology, religious studies and science, to promote their cross-fertilization, and to work on the solution of interdisciplinary problems. The prize-winning contributions should be outstanding reflections bearing on the relationship between religion, theology and the sciences in contemporary culture. The submissions will be evaluated based on their originality, quality, and relevance.


A candidate for the Research or Student Prize must be nominated by a senior faculty member of a university or similar institution of higher education in Europe. ESSSAT membership is not required. The work must be based on research done in Europe (with allowance for a period of research elsewhere of at most one year) and have been accepted for academic credit, presented or published in 2022-2024. It may be in any major European language. It need not have been published.


The prizes will be presented at the Twentieth European Conference on Science and Theology (ECST XX), in Split, Croatia, 28 August – 1 September 2024. The prize winners are required to attend the conference. Their conference fees will be covered.


For applications, mail to ESSSAT Prize Officer, Jaime Tatay 

Each application must include:

(a)  The work itself as a pdf-file.

(b)  A brief curriculum vitae of the author (stating nationality); and

(c)  A letter of nomination.

(d) Applications for the research prize need to add a ten-page summary of the work in English (1.5 line spacing, font size 12).

Submitted material will not be returned.


The ESSSAT Prize Officer:

Jaime Tatay

Alberto Aguilera, 25

28015 Madrid


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