Breaking Convention Awards

A UK-based psychedelic research organization called Breaking Convention has a call for several research awards and student essay prizes! 

Breaking Convention is proud to announce that we are opening nominations for the 2017 annual research awards. We will be giving three awards of £500 and a place on the 2019 programme as an invited speaker, one each for best published Scientific, Social Science, Humanities publications. The criteria are simple, the publication must be peer reviewed, from 2017, and, of course, about psychedelics. The deadline for nominations will be 5th of November (so you remember) 2018. So, get your thinking caps on and let us know what you think the best psychedelic bits from 2017 are!

While you are at it, keep in mind that 2018 is half way done and the nominations deadline for these same three awards for this year is coming up fast. We will want nominations for best Humanities, Scocial Science and Science publication by April 1 2019.

Please send nominations with a link to the article to with the subject 2017 Research Award or 2018 Research Award.

This award is £500 and a place on the 2019 programme as an invited speaker, for an original student essay or research report submitted by a confirmed Masters or Doctoral student in the three categories of Social Science, Humanities and Science. The winning essay/reports are to be 3-4000 words, relevant to psychedelics, and within the student’s field of study. The authors of the winning essay/reports will also be invited to speak at Breaking Convention in 2019. Student essays submitted by the end of the year will be considered for the 2018 award and those submitted from 1 January 2019 to April 1 2019 will be considered for the 2019 award. Get your pens to paper!

Please send submissions as a doc or txt file with your surname and either 2018 or 2019 (ie Adams2018.doc) to with the subject 2018 Student Essay or 2019 Student Essay.

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