The Justine Lambert Graduate Prize in the Foundations of Science, established by a generous  bequest from the sons and friends of Justine Lambert, is awarded every other year to the best submitted graduate paper dealing with the foundations of the formal, natural or social sciences. The winning paper will focus on the foundational issues arising in one or more of the special sciences, using tools, methods and results from scientific practice to cast light on the conceptual, philosophical, and scientific relevance of those issues. The competition is open to all graduate students at the University of California, Irvine regardless of department or school affiliation. Please direct inquiries to


  • 2013: Benjamin Feintzeig (Logic & Philosophy of Science) and Cailin O’Connor (Logic & Philosophy of Science)
  • 2010: Jim Weatherall (Logic & Philosophy of Science)
  • 2009: John Manchak (Logic & Philosophy of Science) and Elliott Wagner (Logic & Philosophy of Science)
  • 2007: Rory Smead (Logic & Philosophy of Science)
  • 2005: Kevin Zollman (Logic & Philosophy of Science)
  • 2002: Christopher Doble (Mathematicala nd Behavioral Sciences)

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