Memorial Research Awards
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Isabel Briggs Myers

Isabel Briggs Myers Memorial Research Awards in the amount of $2,000 each are given biennially for excellence in psychological type research that advances the understanding of Jungian psychological type theory and its applications. Two such awards may be given.

Requirements and Details

  • Research may be in any discipline as long as it involves the MBTI® instrument and is based on empirical data.
  • Work carried out by more than one person should be submitted by the major author, who will have the authority to determine the distribution of the monetary award.
  • Research should be submitted as an article with a maximum length of 20 double-spaced pages in 12-point or larger font size. Adequate references should be cited to demonstrate that the researcher has properly identified the context for the research.
  • Submissions ordinarily include sections labeled: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, plus an abstract and a summary.
  • Articles based on theses or dissertations are welcome, but theses and dissertations themselves should not be submitted; the most salient parts should be condensed into a 20-page article form.
  • Research that has already been published or presented is acceptable, provided it first appeared after the most recent award was given and has not been previously submitted for an IBM Memorial Research Award.
  • A panel of experienced type researchers will judge the entries.
  • Winners will be invited to publish their research in an upcoming volume of the Journal of Psychological Type®.
  • Awards are presented at the Association for Psychological Type International (APTi) conference, however neither attendance at the APTi conference nor publication in the JPT is required.

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