Prizes and Awards
Distinguished Contribution to the Field. The Bernal Prize is awarded annually to an individual judged to have made a distinguished contribution to the field.
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.
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.
Awarded annually for the best article in the area of science and technology studies.
Student Paper Prize
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.
Awarded annually to recognize distinguished contributions to mentoring in the field of Science and Technology Studies.
STS Infrastructure Prize
This award honors exemplary contributions of STS scholars or entities to building and maintaining the institutional and intellectual infrastructures that permit our field to sustain itself, and to grow appropriately.
Making and Doing Awards
Awarded annually to recognize 4S members who have demonstrated scholarly excellence in formulating, enacting, and sharing theoretically-informed practices of participation, engagement, and intervention through STS work.