In 2006, the European Association for Decision Making ( was pleased to announce the creation of the Jane Beattie Scientific Recognition Award to honour the memory of our late colleague, Jane Beattie. The award is to be made every two years and is intended for researchers who have recently completed the first stages of their careers – defined operationally by those who are 5 to 10 years post-PhD (see below).

The award is bestowed in recognition of “innovation in decision research”, as broadly understood within the Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM) tradition as well as recent development in best practice for inclusive and supportive evaluations of contributions to research innovation.

In practical terms, we have introduced some changes to the submission requirements. Candidates should submit to the committee (a) a narrative statement of support of 1,000 words or less (see template attached) to evidence their contributions to:

  • the generation of new ideas, tools, methodologies, or knowledge
  • the development of others and maintenance of effective working relationships
  • the wider research and innovation community
  • broader research or innovation-users and audiences, and towards wider societal benefit.

and (b) one paper in which the innovation is presented for a scientific audience.

Candidates should also mention in their statement when they received their PhD.

The winner will receive a prize of 1,000 EUR, a certificate, and be asked to make a presentation at SPUDM 2023 in Vienna.

To be eligible for this award, candidates must have completed their PhDs no sooner than 5 years before the end of the most recent SPUDM meeting and no more than 10 years before the same date. Thus, to be eligible for the award that will be presented at SPUDM in August 2023, candidates should have received their PhDs between August 2011 and August 2016.

To be considered for this award, the narrative statement and paper should be submitted before Sunday, January 15, 23.59 Central European Time. Please upload your application (ideally as one pdf document including (a) your narrative statement mentioning when you received your PhD and (b) one paper) in this dropbox.

The applications will be evaluated by a committee appointed by the Board of EADM consisting of Prof Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau (chair) and four additional members (TBD). Please email before the end of December, if you wish to be considered for taking part in the committee evaluating the nominations.

Winners will be notified early in 2023.