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.
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.
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.
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:
(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
||(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.
Timetable for 2025 award round
|Call for nominations issued to EFPA Member Associations, Affiliate and Associate Members, and online nomination form made live||September 2024|
|Deadline for sending in nominations by EFPA Member Associations, Affiliate and Associate Members||February 28, 2025 - 09:00 am CET|
|Nominees and EFPA Member Associations, Affiliate and Associate Members informed of outcome||May 2025|
|Presentation of awards||4 July 2025|