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 Pscyhologist 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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Process for granting awards

EFPA’s awards are made according to a process approved by its Executive Council and developed in conjunction with its Board of scientific affairs. The current process has been put in place following a 2020/2021 review of both the awards portfolio and process. The process aims to place robustness and transparency at the heart of all EFPA does in offering and evaluating nominations for awards, in the interests of awarding innovation and excellence while promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in psychological research, practice, and allied work.

Making nominations

Nomination should be made through EFPA Member Associations, Affiliate or Associate Members.  The Call for Nominations is available here. The online Application Form is available here.


Timetable for 2023 award round

Call for nominations issued to EFPA Member Associations, Affiliate and Associate Members, and online nomination form made live September 2022
Deadline for sending in nominations by EFPA Member Associations, Affiliate and Associate Members  Extended to 23 January 2023 9am CET
Nominees and EFPA Member Associations, Affiliate and Associate Members informed of outcome 17 March 2023
Presentation of awards 4-6 July 2023

Past Awards

Wilhelm Wundt - William James Award
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Lev Vygotsky Award
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