International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science/

Division of History of Science (IUHPS/DHS)





The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science, Division of History of Science (IUHPS/DHS) invites submissions for the first DHS Prize for Young Scholars to be presented in 2005.


The DHS Prize is awarded by IUHPS/DHS every four years to four young historians of science for their successful doctoral dissertations, completed after July 2001, which represent significant contributions to the History of Science. It is distributed as one prize in each of the following fields of focus:

-          Western civilization

-          Islamic civilization

-          Far Eastern civilization

-          South Asian civilization.

-       Ancient civilizations (not included in the above categories)


Each prize consists of a certificate and coverage of travel and accommodation expenditures for participation in the IUHPS/DHS Congress. The prizes will be presented to their winners during the IUHPS/DHS Congress to be held in July 2005.



Examination and selection of the submissions will be performed by an international committee composed of the DHS President, the DHS Vice-President, the DHS Secretary General, and an international Jury of scholars and specialists.



Submission deadline: 31 August 2004

Prize Committee meeting: January 2005

Award Ceremony: during the 2005 Congress.



Eligibility. Applicants must have a doctorate degree on the subject of history of science, awarded in or after July 2001.

Scope. The entries must be on the history of science with a focus on one of the following fields: Western civilization, Islamic civilization, Far Eastern civilization, and South Asian civilization.

Language. Theses which are in any language other than English; a detailed summary in English, not longer than 20 pages, should be submitted.  

Application procedure. Applications must be made in English and submitted to the Office of the DHS President at the address below by mail, to be received by 31 August 2004.

For complementary information, applications and submissions, please write to: IUHPS/DHS President¡¯s Office (Prof.Dr. E. Ihsanoğlu)

P. O. Box 24,  Beşiktaş, 80692 Istanbul, Turkey

Fax: 90-212-258 43 65/ Tel: 90-212-260 07 17/ E-mail: