Current Awards


The Aristotle Prize is awarded to an individual psychologist or team recognised internationally as having made a substantial and original contribution to psychology as a science or a profession.  The link between the Aristotle Prize and the EFPA European Congress of Psychology means the prize will be awarded in an area of work that reflects the particular Congress theme in the relevant year. 

Aristotle Prize
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The Comenius award is designed to recognise a psychologist whose academic and teaching career in psychology is developing, including quality of academic contribution and excellence in teaching and learning, and who is within 10 years of the completion of their PhD or equivalent.

Comenius Early Career Psychologist Award
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The Robert Roe Memorial Award is focused on European psychology and making a difference to society.  The award recognises psychologists whose work contributes towards making a better society by demonstrating the relevance of psychological knowledge and achieving impact in society, communicating psychological science for societal benefit, or using psychological science for public policy influencing.

Robert Roe Memorial Award
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Awards purpose and criteria

Each award has its own specific profile. This profile is described in the fact sheet for the respective award, together with clear criteria applicable to the different fields of psychology and an equality statement about openness to all who meet the criteria. Information about EFPA’s portfolio of awards is available at:


The nomination should comprise:

  • A statement

(not to exceed 1,000 words) from the MA (or other nominating institution). addressing how the nominee has met the criteria for the award, signed by the President, CEO or other appointed officer

  • Supporting documentation which may include:
  • Curriculum Vitae not exceeding 4 pages in length
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • a list of publications and presentations at national, European and international conferences.
  • A statement confirming the individual making the nomination has no conflict of interest
(e.g. close personal relationship) if there is found to be a conflict of interest that has not been declared, the nomination will be set aside


Where the work is carried out by the individual nominee as part of a team, except in the case of the nomination of a team to receive the award, nominations should make it clear what the individual contributed and how this differed from others.


EFPA Award online nomination form ( from September 2024)

Timetable for 2025 award round

Call for nominations issued to EFPA Members and online nomination form made live September 2024
Deadline for sending in nominations by EFPA Members February 28, 2025 - 09:00 am CET
Nominees and EFPA Members informed of outcome May 2025
Presentation of awards 4 July 2025

Past Awards

Wilhelm Wundt - William James Award
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Lev Vygotsky Award
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