International Prize : Goal & Attribution

Recipients of the Fyssen Prize

André LEROI-GOURHAN (1980), William H. THORPE (1981), Vernon B. MOUNTCASTLE (1982), Harold C. CONKLIN (1983), Roger W. BROWN (1984), Pierre BUSER (1985), David PILBEAM (1986), David PREMACK (1987), Jean-Claude GARDIN (1988), Patricia S. GOLDMAN-RAKIC (1989), Jack GOODY (1990), George A. MILLER (1991), Pasko RAKIC (1992), L. Luca CAVALLI-SFORZA (1993), Lila R. GLEITMAN (1994), William D. HAMILTON (1995), Colin RENFREW (1996), Michel JOUVET (1997), Alan WALKER (1998), Brent BERLIN (1999), Joaquin FUSTER (2000), Peter MARLER (2001), Philip Johnson-Laird (2002), Michael I. POSNER (2003), Michael TOMASELLO (2004), Joseph LEDOUX (2005), Lewis BINFORD (2006), Randolf MENZEL (2007), Simha AROM (2008), Chris FRITH (2009) ,Amotz ZAHAVI (2010) and Fred GAGE ( 2011), Hélène ROCHE ( 2012), Renée BAILLARGEON (2013), Sir Geoffrey LLOYD (2014).Roger LEMON (2015)

Within the context of its general activities, the Fyssen Foundation will award an annual International Prize.

This Prize is awarded to a scientist who has conducted distinguished research in the areas supported by the Foundation : Ethology, Paleontology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Psychology, Epistemology, Logic and Sciences of the Nervous System.

Theme for the International Prize 2016

“ THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SOCIAL COMPLEXITY ”

Social complexity is one of the central characteristics of our species, and it is expressed through human behaviour at the individual, population and inter-regional levels, and is reflected in many aspects of material culture.

The prize will be awarded to a scholar who has significantly advanced our understanding of the relationship between social complexity and variables such as identity, technology, and exchange.”

Amount of the prize awarded: 60 000 euros

Modalities

The candidate must be proposed by a renowned scientific personality

Documents to be supplied

- The  recommendation letter,
- The CV  and a list of publications,
- The abstract (4 pages maximum) of the research work that justifies the award.

This folder is to be sent in 2 hard copies by post to:

Secrétariat de la Fondation FYSSEN 194 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris France

 

Closing date for the receipt of the folder

Monday, November 7th 2016