Awardees of the IAPR
The IAPR GodIn PrIze for the ScIentIfIc Study of RelIgIon
The Godin Price 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 price will be given every second IAPR conference, that is to say, once every 4 years. The prize winner is honoured by a finanical reward of 1000 euros, substantial praise, and the invitation to present a keynote lecture at the conference.
The origin of the Godin Prize is that it was 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 at that time was the Quinquennial Prize for the Scientific Psychology of Religion. After the death of André Godin, on the 2nd of June 1997, the committee decided to change the name of the prize to the Godin Prize in honour of the original recipient. André Godin, as a trained practitioner in psychoanalysis, identified with the fields that became known as Pastoral Counselling and Pastoral care. On account of his interest in Clinical Psychology he was actively engaged in the field of the Psychology of Religion, which he wished to see develop as a scientific discipline in its own right.
As 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 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 (No more than 5 years after having been awarded their Ph.D.). Excellence in the quality of research (as reflected in publications) in the field of the Psychology of Religion is required.