Provision

REGULATIONS on International Expert Council of the Іvan Franko International Prize

1. General provisions

1.1.Regulations on International Expert Council of the Іvan Franko International Prize (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations) aim at provision of professional and objective evaluation of papers submitted for obtaining the Іvan Franko International Prize.
1.2.The Regulations establish professional and quantitative composition of the Expert Council of Іvan Franko International Prize (hereinafter referred to as Expert Council), the procedure for appointing members of the Expert Council and selection of the scientific papers nominated for the Іvan Franko International Prize (hereinafter referred to as the Prize).
1.3. The objectives of the Expert Council are the following:
a) determining of the three nominees – candidates in each nomination from among the papers submitted for the prize and, according to the findings of the nomination committee, which correspond to the declared scientific disciplines;
b) provision of candidates to the international jury.
1.4. Amendments and alterations to the Regulations shall be approved by the Board of Ivan Franko International Fund.

2.Formation of Expert Council

2.1.Ivan Franko International Fund (hereinafter referred to as the Fund) forms the Expert council under the Regulations on the Іvan Franko International Prize.
2.2.The Expert Council is formed upon the proposal of the Board of the Fund and members of the Nomination Committees.

3.Expert Council and their quantitative composition

3.1.The council of experts is formed per each nomination of the Prize.
3.2.Every Expert Council shall include not less than 7 persons.
3.3.The personal composition of the Expert Council is not disclosed till the Prize Award Ceremony.

4.Requirements to members of the Expert Council

4.1.The members of the expert council must have scientific degree not lower than Candidate of Science (Ph.D.) and be independent and objective in the selection of nominees for the Award.

5.Selection of candidates for a Prize

5.1.The members of the Expert Council determine candidates for the Prize based on annotations and comments of the papers submitted for the award. Management must provide the members of the Expert Council with the copies of original scientific papers upon their request.
5.2. Members of the Expert Council can operate remotely. In this case, the Prize Committee shall send scanned copies of annotations and reviews to the scientific papers to the Expert Council members via email.
5.3. Within one month after receiving the documents from the Committee the members of the Expert Council shall select not more than three works in each of the nominations, which in their opinion meet the criteria of the Prize.
5.4. At the absence of decent papers for the Prize the Expert Council members have the right not to determine the candidates.

6.The procedure and criteria for selecting candidates for a Prize

6.1.Members of the Expert Council shall familiarize with scientific papers submitted to the Prize, annotations and reviews to them and select the papers which meet the criteria set out in clause 6.2. of the Regulations to the maximum degree.
6.2. At selection of the candidates the members of the Expert Council are based on own knowledge and compare papers claiming the award, according to the following criteria:
1) innovative and original approaches in the study;
2) conceptuality, systematic and critical study;
3) international context and the level of scientific research.
6.3. After studying the paper, during a month, every member of the Expert Council shall send to the email address of the Prize Committee – frankofund@ukr.net – names of three papers that, in member’s opinion, fully meet the criteria set out in clause 6.2. of the Regulations. Members of the Expert Council are entitled to add comments to the papers.
6.4. If, according to a member of the Expert Council, no scientific paper meets the criteria set out in clause 6.2. of the Regulations, such a conclusion shall be sent by e-mail to the Prize Committee within a month: frankofund@ukr.net
6.5. Based on the findings provided by the members of the Expert Council, the Prize Committee shall select not more than three scientific papers in every nomination that received the most positive conclusions of the Expert Council.
6.6. Three research papers in each category, with the most positive conclusions of the Expert Council members, but not less than 4, shall be sent to members of the International Jury.
6.7. If in a certain nomination all scientific papers got less than 4 positive conclusions of the Expert Council the Award Committee decides not to award the prize in this category. In such a case the International Jury receives for consideration the research papers in the category, where Expert Council selected the scientific papers-nominees.

7.The rights and obligations of the Expert Council

7.1.Expert Council members receive the invitation to the awarding ceremony of the Іvan Franko International Prize.
7.2.The members of the Expert Council provide the data about the candidates to the International Jury.
7.3.The members of the Expert Council may comment on their activities in the Council after the final declaration of the International jury on the winners.
7.4.Expert Council members are not entitled to disclose information about applicants, as well as copy, publish or use scientific papers or their parts without consent of the authors of scientific papers submitted to obtain the Prize.
7.5. Members of the Expert Council may request not to publish the results of their evaluation of scientific papers.

REGULATIONS on International jury of the Ivan Franko International Prize

1. General provisions
1.1. Regulations on International jury of the Ivan Franko International Prize (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations), founded in order to objectively determine the winner of the I. Franko International Prize.

1.2. The Regulations establish professional and quantitative composition of the Jury of the Ivan Franko  International Prize (hereinafter referred to as the Jury), the procedure for appointment of members of the Jury and selection of the winners of the Ivan Franko International Prize (hereinafter – the Prize).                                              

1.3. The objectives of the jury include determining the award winner in two categories:“For significant achievements in the field of Ukrainian Studies” and “For significant achievements in the field of social and humanitarian sciences”.

1.4. Amendments and alterations to the Regulations shall be approved by the Board of Ivan Franko International Fund.

2. Composition of the Jury
2.1. Ivan Franko International Fund (hereinafter referred to as the Fund) forms the jury under the Regulations on the Ivan Franko International Prize.

2.2. The Jury is formed upon the proposal of the Board of the Fund and members of the International Expert Council.

2.3. The jury is formed annually, after the completion of receipt of papers for the Prize.

3. Jury and their quantitative composition
3.1. Jury consists of 12 people.

3.2. The jury is formed on the basis of parity and interdisciplinary scientific disciplines presented by scientific papers-nominees.

3.3. The jury consists of scientists who are fluent in languages that correspond to the languages of the original scientific papers -nominees.

3.4. The Members of the Jury must have, at least, Doctor of Science Degree, academic rank and be independent and objective while selecting the Prize Laureate.

3.5. Members of the jury, speakers on the assessment of scientific papers, receive a cash fee from the Fund.

3.6. Personal composition of the jury is not disclosed till the session of the jury.

4. Procedure for selection of winners of the Prize
4.1 The session of the jury begins with presenting all the members of the Jury by the Chairman of the Board or the Director of the Fund.

4.2. The Jury are headed by the Jury President selected at the Jury’s meeting.

4.3. The Jury elect the Secretary and the Tally Committee.

4.4. During session of the jury every academic paper-nominee shall be summarized by a jury member in the form of a scientific report.

4.5. Jury members discuss submitted scientific papers in the interdisciplinary discussions with the analysis of reliability, validity and mastering.

4.6. After the presentations and discussions on scientific research papers-nominees in a single category, jury members decide on the selection of the winner of the Prize.

4.7. The decision on the winner of the Prize is taken during the secret ballot, a ballot for which contains all scientific papers-nominees of one category.

4.8. Jury Members determine the Laureate by rating scores of the scientific works-nominees being stated in the bulletin using a score from 1 to 3, where 3 is the highest score.

4.9. The Award Winner is the author(s) with the highest score above 27.

4.10. Decision of the jury is made public on the day of its adoption.

5. Criteria for selection of winners of the Prize
5.1. Prize winners have to comply with position of Ivan Franko, expressed during his life: “this work is thoroughly critical, the work of a cold mind, inspired by a great idea of entirety and originality…”

5.2. The jury members select winners based on own knowledge, assess professional competence in the scientific field and international level of scientific achievements. Comparison of scientific papers is performed based on interdisciplinary basis. Nomination “for significant personal contribution to development of social and human sciences” also assesses the individual contribution of the author of scientific paper in the development of social and human sciences.

6. The rights and obligations of the Jury
6.1. Jury members have to attend the awarding ceremony of the Ivan Franko International Prize.

6.2. Jury members are entitled to receive compensation for transport, accommodation and meals, as well as a fee for the work specified in clause 3.5. of the Regulations.

6.3. Jury members may comment on own view concerning the assessment of scientific papers of the nominees, after the announcement of recipients of the Prize.

6.4. Jury members are not entitled to disclose information about applicants, as well as copy, publish or use scientific papers or their parts without consent of the authors of scientific papers submitted to obtain the Prize.
6.5. Jury members may request not to publish the results of voting to determine recipients of the Prize.

PROVISION About the Nomination Committees of Ivan Franko International Prize

1. General Provisions

1.1. Provision about the Nomination Committees of Ivan Franko International Prize (hereinafter –the Provision) was established to ensure the transparent and professional selection of applicants for obtaining of Ivan Franko International Prize.
1.2.This Provision establishes a professional and quantitative composition of the Nomination Committees of the Ivan Franko International Prize (hereinafter – the Nomination Committees), the procedure for appointment of members of the Nomination Committee and selection of the research papers for obtaining of Ivan Franko International Prize (hereinafter – the Prize).
13. The task of the Nomination Committee is to establish a specialized correspondence of the submitted research papers to the defined scientific disciplines, according to nominations of the Prize and the Provisions of Ivan Franko International Prize.
1.4. Provisions, changes and amendments thereto (if necessary) are to be approved by the Board of Ivan Franko International Fund.

2. Formation of the Nomination Committees

2.1. The Nomination Committees are formed by Ivan Franko International Fund (hereinafter the Fund) under the Provisions about Ivan Franko International Prize.
2.2. The Nomination Committees are formed at the proposal of members of the Board of the Fund.

3. Number of the Nomination Committees and their quantitative composition

3.1.The number of nomination committees shall be appointed by the Award Committee with account for the field of research and the research focus of the works submitted for the nomination.
3.2. Each Nomination Committee consists of 3 persons.

4. Requirements to members of the Nomination Committee

4.1. The Nomination Committee is formed exclusively of experts of one scientific discipline.
4.2. The members of the Nomination Committee shall have academic degree of Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.) in specific specialties or higher and be independent in their assessments of applicants for obtaining of the Prize.

5. Selection of the research papers

5.1 After the end of acceptance of documents the Committee of the Prize immediately (within 3 days) transfers the research papers for examination of the members of the Nomination Committee.
5.2. The members of the Nomination Committee can work remotely. In this case the Committee of the Prize sends scanned copies or electronic versions of the research papers to the members of the Nomination Committee via email.
5.3. The members of the Nomination Committee within 21 days of receipt of the research papers from the Committee of the Prize should provide their conclusions about the conformity of the submitted research papers to the certain scientific disciplines which correspond to the nominations of the Prize and the Provision about Ivan Franko International Prize.

6. Selection criteria for applicants for obtaining of the Prize

6.1. The members of the Nomination Committee get acquainted with the research papers submitted for obtaining of the Award, and establish the correspondence of these works to a particular scientific discipline.
6.2. If a research paper belongs to disciplines of the social and humanitarian sphere or Ukrainian studies, the members of the Nomination Committee recommend it to be examined by the International Council of Experts.
6.3. If a research paper work is interdisciplinary, members of the Nomination Committee indicate this fact in their conclusion and give recommendations about its further participation in the competition for obtaining of the Prize.
6.4. In the event when a research paper does not belong to disciplines of the social and humanitarian sphere or Ukrainian studies, such papers are returned to the Committee of the Prize without recommendation about further participation for obtaining of the Prize.
6.5. In the event when conclusions of members of the Nomination Committee differ, the research paper which received a positive conclusion  are admitted to participate in the Prize if the positive conclusion was received at least from three members of the Nomination Committee.
6.6. The papers admitted by the Nomination Committee to participate in the competition for obtaining of the Prize are transferred for examination of the International Council of Experts.
6.7. After examination of the research paper which was received for awarding of the Prize, each member of the Nomination Committee sends at e-mail of the Committee of the Prize frankofund@ukr.net the conclusion in accordance with the established example: a member of the Nomination Committee – “specify”; : Name and academic degree – “specify”; research paper – “specify the name” conclusion (select) – “corresponds,” “does not correspond.” Members of the Nomination Committee can add comments to the research papers submitted for obtaining of the Prize.

7. Rights and obligations of members of the Nomination Committee

7.1. Members of the Nomination Committee will receive invitation to the ceremony of award of the winners of Ivan Franko International Prize.
7.2. Members of the Nomination Committee shall submit candidates to the International Council of Experts.
7.3. Members of the Nomination Committee can comment their activity in the committee after the final declaration of the International Jury about determination of winners of the Prize.
7.4. Members of the Nomination Committee may not disclose information about applicants for obtaining of the Prize, as well as without permission of authors of the research papers submitted for obtaining of the Prize; to copy, publish or use the research papers or their fragments.
7.5. Members of the Nomination Committee are working on a volunteer basis.

PROVISION of the Ivan Franko International Prize

Award of Ivan Franko International Prize (hereinafter – the Prize) is an honorary recognition of significant achievements and considerable services of scientists in the field of Ukrainian studies and social and humanitarian sciences. The Prize was established in order to promote comprehensive study of creative, scientific and social activities of Ivan Franko and encourage scientists from around the world to conduct relevant researches in the field of social sciences and humanities and Ukrainian studies emphasizing humanistic, national, spiritual, statist sense for learning and consolidation of scientific and cultural heritage of Ukraine in the global context.

І. General Provisions

  1. The Prize is awarded to scientists whose research papers have been submitted to the Prize Committee in accordance with this Provision and have been recognized as the best as assessed by the International Jury.
  2. The Prize has such nominations:
    for significant achievements in the field of Ukrainian Studies                                                                                           for significant achievements in the field of social and humanitarian sciences.
  3. The contest for winning the Prize shall be held annually.
  4. Academic institutions, higher educational institutions of Ukraine and countries of the world with which Ukraine has diplomatic relations, as well as the winners of the Prize in previous years may submit scientists` research papers for winning the Prize.
  5. The same person may be the winner of the Prize only once.
  6. The Members of Ivan Franko Fund, Members of the Board and Administration of the Fund are now allowed to submit their scientific works for the Prize.
  7. After reception of documents, the Prize Committee shall transfer research papers to the Nomination Committees, which determine the compliance of works with the declared nominations and the regulations of this Provision.
  8. Papers admitted by the Nomination Committees to participation in the contest for winning the Prize are transferred to the International Expert Council, which determines not more than three candidates for the Prize in each of the nominations.
  9. The International Jury shall define the winner of the Prize from among its nominees, which have been elected by the International Expert Council.
  10. Awarding of the Prize winners shall take place annually on August 27.
  11. The Board of the Fund shall approve the Schedule Plan of events on conducting contests for winning the Prize as well as awarding of the Prize winners.

ІІ. Authorities that Ensure Conducting of Events for Winning the Prize and Election of the Winners

12. The Prize Committee consisting of members of the Board of Ivan Franko International Fund Charitable Organization shall organize and conduct the contest for winning the Prize and monitor compliance with the Provision on the Prize as well as the terms of election and awarding of the Prize winners.

13. Nomination Committees shall be established in order to determine compliance of the submitted papers with this Provision. They shall consist of 5 persons performing their activity in the areas covered by the Prize nominations. Nomination Committees shall be formed and operate under the Provision approved by the Board of Ivan Franko International Fund Charitable Organization.

14.Professional and objective assessment of the papers submitted to the contest for winning the Prize shall be entrusted to the International Expert Council composed of the recognized and respected scientists from different countries. The International Expert Council shall elect three Prize nominees, as well as submit candidatures of the International Jury for the consideration and approval by the Board of Ivan Franko International Fund Charitable Organization. The Board of Ivan Franko International Fund Charitable Organization shall approve the Provision on the International Expert Council.

15. The International Jury, which is formed annually at the suggestion of the International Expert Council and consists of 12 people, shall define the winner of the Prize. In its work, the International Jury shall be guided by the Provision approved by the Board of Ivan Franko International Fund Charitable Organization. The winner of the Prize shall be elected from among the nominees defined by the International Expert Council.

ІІІ. Requirements for the Papers Submitted for Winning the Prize

16. The following documents should be obligatory attached to the application for winning the Prize:
a) decision of an academic institution or higher education institution to submit research paper for winning the Prize;

b) bio of a person (persons) whose research work is nominated for the Award, with contact details of the nominee(s) for the Award;

c) research work (a study, a monograph, thesis, book, cycles of lectures) of the size of at least 6 publishing sheets with the names of reviewers and a bibliography in the subject of research.

d) the scientific work shall be submitted in 3 printed PDF duplicates, with the right to send the scientific work to the Members of the Nomination Committee, Members of the Expert Council and Jury;

e) the extended abstract to the scientific work being submitted for the Prize;

f) personal written consent of the author (authors) of the scientific work to participate in the competition for the Prize.

17. Works claiming to win the Prize shall be published during the year when the beginning of submission of the documents submission for the Prize was announced or for two previous years. The books shall contain ISBN.

18.The abstract to the scientific work shall specify a scientific discipline to which the work relates or disciplines in case the work has an interdisciplinary nature.

19. Documents shall be submitted in care of the address of the Prize Committee indicated in the announcement on the submission of documents for winning the Prize as well as sent in electronic form. Hard copies of the research paper shall be initialed by their author.

20. Extended abstracts on the research papers recommended for participation in winning the Prize shall be made in Ukrainian and English. The Prize Committee shall be responsible for reservation of copyright to all papers submitted for winning the Prize.

ІV. Criteria for Selection of Nominees for Winning the Prize

21. The main criterion for selection of nominees for winning the Prize is his/her professional competence in his/her field of study and international level of scientific achievements regardless of gender, religious or political preferences or ethnic origin of the author.
22. The Prize shall be awarded for significant contribution to the development of Ukrainian studies or social and human sciences, for outstanding work or specific scientific discovery, which is a significant contribution to world science and culture.

V. Awarding of the Prize Winners

23. The Prize winner shall be awarded a diploma and a commemorative lapel pin (medal). Description of distinctions of the Prize winner shall be approved by the Board of Ivan Franko International Fund Charitable Organization.
24. The Prize winners shall be given monetary remuneration, the amount of which shall be fixed annually by decision of the Board of Ivan Franko International Fund Charitable Organization.
25. Within six months after being awarded the Prize, the Prize winner shall deliver a lecture – a popular presentation of the contents of the research paper, which was awarded the Prize – in I. Franko Drohobych State Pedagogical University, I. Franko Lviv National University, T. Shevchenko Kyiv National University and Yu. Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University.

 



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