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Chronology of PA Awards & Grants

Year

Outstanding Contribution Award

Outstanding Career Award

1988

Charles Honorton

Gertrude R. Schmeidler

1989

Helmut Schmidt

Robert A. McConnell

1990

William G. Braud

Dorothy H. Pope

1991

none given

John Beloff

1992

Rhea White

Jule Eisenbud

1993

Rex G. Stanford

Karlis Osis

1994

Edwin C. May

Emilio Servadio

1995

none given

Alan Gauld

1996

Dean Radin

William G. Roll

1997

Robert L. Morris

Erlendur Haraldsson

1998

Dick J. Bierman

Stanley Krippner

1999

James P. Spottiswoode

Charles T. Tart

2000

Roger D. Nelson / Walter von Lucadou

P. Cassoli

2001

Evan Harris Walker

Eileen Coly

2002

Harvey Irwin

Remy Chauvin

2003 Bruce Greyson none given
2004 none given none given
2005 John Palmer Robert L. Morris
2006 Jessica Utts Joop Houtkooper
2007 none given Ed May
2008 none given Mario P. Varvoglis
2009 Stephen Braude Russell Targ
2010 Carlos Alvarado Sally Rhine Feather

OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD

Year

G. R. Schmeidler´s Award for Outstanding Student

1994 Matthew D. Smith
1995 none given
1996 none given

1997

Kathy Dalton

1998

Fatima Regina Machado and Wellington Zangari (joint winners)

1999

Cheryl H. Alexander

2000

Simon J. Sherwood

2001

Stefan Schmidt

2002

Christine Simmonds
2003 Lance Storm
2004 none given
2005 Anneli Goulding
2006 Nicola Holt
2007 none given
2008 none given
2009 Renaud Evrard
2010 Thomas Rabeyron

Description of Grants and Awards of the Parapsychogical Association
Revised April 21 2008

PARE Grants [see detail of awardees here]

Committee = Harvey Irwin, Chair, Christine Simmonds-Moore and Jean Burns

Established in 2003, the PARE awards and grants are intended to pay for the direct costs of conducting research and may also be used to help defray other expenses providing the applicant is able to document the relevance of their research to parapsychological research.  The awards are used to achieve a scientific understanding of psychic phenomena. 

Grants are awarded on an annual basis with the total amount of available funds being an amount equal to either $5,000 or the amount earned by the fund in the previous calendar year, whichever is larger [per 2005 Board minutes]. 

Schmeidler Outstanding Student Award

Committee = Board of Directors; Committee Chair = Past President.

Winner, if any, to be selected by end of April [per 1998 minutes]  

This award goes to a student who excels academically and makes early contributions to the field through conference presentations, research or involvement in one or more of the organizations of the field, and/or who has overcome practical difficulties to study parapsychology. The Award includes a small cash grant and one complimentary year as a Student Affiliate in the PA or one complimentary year of membership, if the Award Winner is already a member. The Award Winner will also be invited to give a 30-minute Invited Address at a future PA convention on the topic of his or her choice.

Outstanding contribution

Committee = Board of Directors; Committee Chair = Past President.

Winner, if any, to be selected by end of April [per 1998 minutes]

Awarded to a PA member or associate member who has made an outstanding research (experimental, theoretical, scholarly) or service contribution that has advanced the discipline of parapsychology.

Recipient receives a plaque at the annual convention. The recipient is invited, if he or she wishes, to present an Invited Address (30 minutes maximum), preferably at the Parapsychological Annual Convention in the year following the award, or, if it be preferred by the awardee, no later than at that Convention the second year following the award. The willingness to give such an address is not, however, a condition for receipt of the award. 

Career award

Committee = Board of Directors; Committee Chair = Past President.

Winner, if any, to be selected by end of April [per 1998 minutes]

Awarded to a PA member or associate member for sustained (20 years or more) research or service contributions that have advanced the discipline of parapsychology.

Recipient receives a plaque at the annual convention. The recipient is invited, if he or she wishes, to present an Invited Address (30 minutes maximum), preferably at the Parapsychological Annual Convention in the year following the award, or, if it be preferred by the awardee, no later than at that Convention the second year following the award. The willingness to give such an address is not, however, a condition for receipt of the award.

Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions award

Committee = Board of Directors; Committee Chair = Past President.

Winner, if any, to be selected by end of April [per 2008 Board discussion]

Awarded to a PA member or associate member who has made significant research contributions that integrate parapsychology and mainstream science, and thereby has advanced the discipline of parapsychology.

Recipient receives a plaque at the annual convention. The recipient is invited, if he or she wishes, to present an Invited Address (30 minutes maximum), preferably at the Parapsychological Annual Convention in the year following the award, or, if it be preferred by the awardee, no later than at that Convention the second year following the award. The willingness to give such an address is not, however, a condition for receipt of the award.

Bob Morris Student Travel Grant

Sub-Committee = Chris Roe, the Past-President, and the
Program Chair.  The sub-committee will make a presentation to the Board each year, suggesting recipients and amounts.

A donation of $10,000 was generously given to the PA by Joanna Morris.  The donation will be used as the initial contribution to the “Robert L. Morris Student Travel Grant Fund.”  It will be for PA student affiliates who are participating actively in the convention through a paper, panel, research brief, etc.  Students will be encouraged to apply for a travel grant when they submit their presentation to the Program Chair.  A student may receive funding once in her or his career. A sub-committee of the Board will administer the award. A maximum total amount to be awarded will be decided by the Board each year after receiving the Treasurer's report.  The availability of the award and instructions for applying will be included with the Call for Papers.

[Information on this page contributed by Erlendur Haraldsson]

 

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