PSA member Emily C. Parke has been awarded the 2017 Marjorie Grene Prize for her essay, 'Experiments, Simulations, and Epistemic Privilege' (Philosophy of Science, 2014, 81(4), 516–536). The Marjorie Grene Prize is awarded by the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology and named in honor of Marjorie Grene (1910–2009). The Marjorie Grene Prize is intended to advance the careers of younger scholars. It is awarded every two years for the best manuscript based on a presentation at one of the two previous ISHPSSB meetings by someone who was, at the time of presentation, a graduate student.
Marjorie Grene's work in the history and philosophy of biology exemplifies the strong spirit of interdisciplinary work fundamental to the ISHPSSB. Marjorie Grene played a central role in bringing together diverse scholars of biology even before the formation of the Society, and she has been a valued mentor to many members of the Society and a long-standing inspiration to all.
The award consists of a certificate and an award of US$500, as well as a permanent record of the award on a plaque which circulates every two years to the current winner(s).