BEA Outstanding Graduate Teaching of Psychology as a core STEM Discipline Award

Award recognizing the contributions of a graduate level professor whose teaching exemplifies psychology as a core science among the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Sponsor: Board of Educational Affairs

Description

This award recognizes the contributions of a graduate level professor whose teaching exemplifies psychology as a core science among the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Teaching contributions include excellence in mentoring of graduate students, outstanding teaching both within the university and beyond in the broader community of psychological scientists, and effective leadership roles that foster the educational mission of advancing psychology as a core STEM discipline at the doctoral level. Also considered will be the candidate's own scientific contributions to psychology, and how they have affected the production of psychological scientists who have pursued scholarship in basic psychological science.

Award

$2,500 honorarium for the awardee, accompanied with a plaque.

Eligibility

Eligibility is open to:

  • Individuals who are housed in psychology departments or other departments in which scientific research in the STEM disciplines is carried out (for example, but not limited to, departments of neuroscience, behavioral neurobiology, cognitive and decision sciences, and quantitative methodology).

  • Individuals whose teaching and research contributes to the understanding of psychology and behavior from a basic science perspective.

How to Apply

Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2014.

Nomination Materials

Nominations must include the following:

  • A curriculum vitae that includes documentation of courses, resources, presentations, workshops, books, mentoring and other information on contributions to the promotion and excellence of teaching psychology as a core STEM discipline.
  • A letter of nomination from a colleague, within or outside of the nominee's home institution, that documents the nominee's teaching contributions in advancing psychology as a core STEM discipline. The letter must delineate how the colleague has met the criteria listed in the description of the award.
  • A letter of support from a former doctoral student who continues to conduct research exemplifying psychology as a core STEM discipline.

How To Apply

Materials should be sent to:

Jan-Sheri Morris
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education
Education Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242