Elman Prize Nominations
The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the Jeffrey L. Elman Prize for Scientific Achievement and Community Building, in recognition of Jeff Elman’s many contributions to the field of cognitive science. The prize will be awarded for the first time at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in 2020 to mid-career cognitive scientists whose careers exemplify the twin strands of scientific excellence, and commitment to community-building and service, that were so evident in Jeff Elman’s career.
Nominees will have gained their PhD 15–25 years prior to nomination (taking into consideration career breaks, part-time employment, etc). Each year candidates from previous years who fit the criteria will stay in consideration. The committee does not accept self-nominations. Materials should be sent to Jude Ross at Podium via by November 15, 2019 for the attention of the Chair of the Jeff Elman Memorial Prize. Nominations should include the following materials:
- two letters of nomination, each 2-4 pages in length, one focused on the nominee’s scientific achievement and the other focused on the nominee’s community building
- a complete curriculum vitae
- PDF versions of five of the nominee’s relevant publications
The nominee may be an individual or a team, and in the case of a team, vitae for all members should be provided. The nomination should provide evidence explaining how the candidate meets the criteria of both scientific excellence and community-building. A strong nomination would put equal weight on these twin aspects of excellence. The nomination should also provide evidence the nominee is held in high esteem, has been influential, or is regarded as an authority internationally. Supporting letters may also be provided.
The Prize Selection Committee includes Andrea Bender, Mutsumi Imai, Marta Kutas, Nora Newcombe (Chair) and Ken McRae.