EARLY CAREER ACHIEVEMENT PRIZE OF THE OSCAR MONTELIUS FOUNDATION


The Oscar Montelius Foundation (OMF) instituted the Early Career Achievement Prize (ECAP) in 2021. The OMF Trustees will award the Prize annually for an outstanding early career/early professional contribution to archaeological and heritage related work with broader societal impact. To qualify for the Early Career Achievement Prize, the nominee should be a recent PhD or MA/MS (within five years of the date of submission of the nomination) or other early career professional (hired within five years of submission of the nomination).

The awardee/s will be selected by the OMF trustees and the prize will be presented by the OMF Chair each year at the Opening Ceremony of the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA).

The major evaluation criteria – recommended to be addressed in the application form – are as follows: 

  1. Societal impact
  2. Innovative impact
  3. Interdisciplinary impact
  4. International impact

The Committee will discuss all serious proposals for the Prize. No self-nominations are accepted. Nominations may be made by any of the following:

  • Members of the European Association of Archaeologists (all membership categories except for the members of the EAA Executive Board or the EJA Editorial Board)
  • Professors and heads of departments of archaeology at European universities and institutes
  • Directors of governmental heritage management organisations and agencies in European countries (members of the Council of Europe)
  • Non-governmental archaeological, heritage, and professional organisations in European countries.

The 2024 Early Career Achievement Prize will be presented to the Recipient during the Opening Ceremony of the 30th EAA Annual Meeting in Rome, Italy, on 28 August 2024. The awarded candidate(s) are expected to attend the Ceremony in person. The prize consists of a diploma and three years' EAA membership covered by the OMF.




Nominations for the 2024 Early Career Achievement Prize must be submitted online at https://e-a-a.questionpro.com/2024ECAP before 1 July 2024. 

The nominee should be a recent PhD or MA/MS (within five years of the date of the nomination submission) or other early career professional (hired within five years of the nomination submission).

In order to complete the online submission, you will need to fill out / upload:
• proposer's (nominating person) personal and contact details
• nominee's (nominated person) personal and contact details
• reasons for nomination (max. 1000 words) to be uploaded as a separate file, developing the following criteria:
    1. Societal impact
    2. Innovative impact
    3. Interdisciplinary impact
    4. International impact
• maximum of one supporting file for each criterion
• nominee's CV

The online submission can be paused and resumed via link sent by email.

RECIPIENTS OF THE EARLY CAREER ACHIEVEMENT PRIZE

2023: Abel Ruiz-Giralt
2022: Constanze Hedwig Schattke
2021: Anita Radini