The „Fondation Mattei Dogan Prize in Psychological Sciences“ was established in 2006 by the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) under the generous auspices of the Mattei Dogan Foundation. This award is part an IUPsyS initiative to recognize achievements by psychologists.

The Prize will be awarded for the first time on the occasion of the XXIX International Congress of Psychology in July 2008, to be held in Berlin, Germany. It will be awarded every 4 years thereafter at an International Congress of Psychology.

The Prize carries an honorarium of US $4000.The Prize recipient will be invited to deliver a plenary scientific lecture at the Congress of International Psychology. Travel to the Congress and accommodation will be covered according to the travel reimbursement policies of the International Union of Psychological Sciences. 


The Fondation Mattei Dogan Prize is awarded in recognition of a contribution that represents a major advancement in psychology by a scholar or team of scholars of high international reputation. Preference may be given to scholars still active in scientific research.

Persons who have served on the Executive Committee of IUPsyS are not eligible to be nominated for the Prize until five years after the end of their service on the Executive Committee.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations may be for an individual or a research team. Nominations will be accepted from a national association of psychology, or by a group of at least four psychologists known for their work in the area of specialized research of the nominated psychologist / team.

Nominations must include:

  • Nominations form (see

  • Letter of nomination indicating the topic and nature of the nominee’s work, specifying the contribution/advancement to psychology by answering the following questions:

a) Describe the important theoretical and empirical contributions and their impact on the field that are usually attributed to the nominee.

b) Compare the nominee with others in her/his field.

c) Describe the influences the nominee has had on students and others in the same field of study and on the discipline of psychology

  • Curriculum Vitae of the nominee

  • Three letters of support from scholars familiar with the nominee’s work

  • A list of the nominee’s ten most significant publications

  • Five reprints of the nominee’s representative work (preferably in electronic format)

Nominations are due no later than October 15, 2007

Selection Procedure

Nominations will be evaluated by a committee appointed by the Executive Committee of IUPsyS. The selection will be made at least six months prior to the Congress. The selected recipient will be informed and invited to attend the International Congress of psychology in Berlin, Germany and to take part in Prize activities.

Information about the Mattei Dogan Foundation: