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Career Award

John Desmond Bernal Prize

Distinguished Contribution to the Field. The Bernal Prize is awarded annually to an individual judged to have made a distinguished contribution to the field.

Book Prizes

Ludwik Fleck Prize

Awarded annually for the best book in the area of science and technology studies. The author(s) receives a monetary stipend and an engraved plaque.

Rachel Carson Prize

For a Work of Social or Political Relevance. The prize is awarded annually for a book length work of social or political relevance in the area of social studies of science and technology. Nominations that provide a new perspective, or a feminist or minority voice, are especially encouraged.

Article Prize

David Edge Prize

Awarded annually for the best article in the area of science and technology studies.

Student Paper Prize

Nicholas C. Mullins Award

Outstanding Scholarship in Science and Technology Studies. Awarded each year by 4S for an outstanding piece of scholarship by a graduate student in the general field of Science and Technology Studies.