IAST strives to create bridges between disciplines. To facilitate cross-disciplinary fertilization, we launched a prize in 2016, in recognition of outstanding multidisciplinary research projects.
Discover the 2019 laureates!
The prize has been awarded to a project entitled “Cognitive and Emotional Processes Behind Susceptibility to Political Misinformation in the US and Nigeria”, proposed by Bence Bago and Leah Rosenzweig.
The committee has also been very impressed by a project entitled “Biological and Psychological Origins of the Varieties of Nationalism: A Dynamic Theory and Lab Experiments”, proposed by Slimane Dridi, Alberto Micheletti, and Saurabh Pant.
Harilanto Razafindrazaka (IAST), Astrid Hopfensitz (IAST), Denis Pierron (AMIS: Laboratoire d’Anthropologie et Imagerie de Synthèse) and Arnaud Tognetti (Division of Psychology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm)
were awarded for their project:
BLOOD-COOP: a genome wide study of the altruistic motivation of blood donors
In 2017, the prize was shared between two teams:
- Alice Baniel & Luke Glowacki: Understanding male-female aggression in mammals and humans using a comparative approach
- Mohamed Saleh & Carlos Velasco: Parliamentary elites in autocracies and their lack of support for democracy: the case of Egypt
Congratulations to both teams!
First Project: "Developmental Origins of Economic Preferences"
The first winning team in 2016 included:
and also researchers from other labs: Gideon Nave (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Paul Smeets (Department of Finance, Maastricht University) and Andrew J.O. Whitehouse (Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia)
Second Project: "Who Cares? Quadratic Voting for Survey Research"
The second winning team in 2016 included:
and also researchers from other labs: Alisha Holland, from Princeton University and David Rothschild at Microsoft Research