1. Is knowledge of Ontopsychology required?
One of the evaluation criteria is the “Pertinence of the content to Ontopsychological thought”. However, while it is not necessary to be thoroughly familiar with Ontopsychology, reference in the bibliography to at least one of the forty books published on the subject would be desirable. It is not important whether the reference is in favour or against Ontopsychology but it is important that the argument rest on solid scientific ground. The award is open to anyone, including those who do not study Ontopsychology. The purpose of the award is to invite researchers to develop their work in light of the humanistic values that underpin the Foundation. Consultation material is available in the “Research material” section at www.fondazionemeneghetti.ch.
2. Is there a limit to the number of pages for the paper to be submitted?
Yes, the first part of your research project proposal should not exceed 10 pages in length, excluding references, double spaced. For the second part there is no limit to the number of pages.
4. Do I have to know in advance how long exactly will my research project take?
It is preferable. The announcement requires you to approximately indicate, in the second part of your proposal, the necessary economic investment as well as the calendar of your research project.
4. Will there be a league table?
The Meneghetti Award is not a competition and there is no league table with a first, second or third place. The award is for each of the four categories. However, awards can be assigned ex-aequo in each of the four categories, in the manner specified in the Award announcement.
5. How and when should I send my paper to the Foundation?
The Award participation application (annex A), filled in in each part, has to be sent to the Foundation both by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and by regular mail, to the address: Fondazione di Ricerca Scientifica ed Umanistica Antonio Meneghetti, Via San Gottardo 10 – 6900 Lugano –Svizzera (CH) not later than 21st April 2017. Compliance with this deadline shall be confirmed by the date on which required documentation was sent by e-mail and by the date of shipping on the postmark for hard copies/paper . All documentation concerning the research project, as specified in the Article 2 of this announcement, has to be attached to the application (electronically in the .pdf format and by paper for the shipping by mail). Those who so wish - it is not mandatory - can also include a short video on their research project (3/4 minutes). The submitting Author shall verify that both his/her application and the documentation have been duly received by e-mail and by regular mail.
6. May I write in my mother tongue?
The official languages of the Meneghetti Award are Italian and English. All correspondence with the secretariat and the organization committee must be in either official language. Correspondence and papers submitted in languages other than the official languages will not be taken into consideration.
7. I have a Bachelor degree. May I participate?
No, in this case you cannot participate. We require at least a Master’s degree, i.e. completion of graduate studies after the bachelor’s degree, depending on local university systems, to meet the 3+2 parameters of the Bologna process.
8. If I do not have a Master’s degree, may I participate with co-authors who fulfill such requirement?
No, you may not: both the author and the co-authors must have completed the Master's level degree.
9. Is participation open to all the Nations in the world?
Yes, it is, without exception.
10. What style should I adopt to write the research paper, APA MLA, Chicago etc.?
The APA style is mandatory for your bibliography only. For the remaining parts of your research project proposal, you can choose freely; the APA style however would be greatly appreciated.