Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science

This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to psychological science through their commitment to a culture of service.

Deadline: April 1, 2015

Sponsor: APA Board of Scientific Affairs

Description

This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to psychological science through their commitment to a culture of service. Nominees will have demonstrated their service to the discipline by aiding in association governance; serving on boards, committees and various psychological associations; editing journals; reviewing grant proposals; mentoring students and colleagues; advocating for psychological science’s best interests with state and federal lawmakers; and promoting the value of psychological science in the public eye. Nominees may be involved in one service area, many of the areas, or all of the service areas noted above. An individual’s service to the discipline and not a person’s scholarly achievements are the focus of this award.

Award recipients will receive an honorarium of $1,000.

Eligibility

Nominees will have demonstrated their service to the discipline by aiding in:

  • Association governance.
  • Serving on boards, committees and various psychological associations.
  • Editing journals.
  • Reviewing grant proposals.
  • Mentoring students and colleagues.
  • Advocating for psychological science’s best interests with state and federal lawmakers.
  • Promoting the value of psychological science in the public eye.

Nominees may be involved in one service area, many of the areas, or all of the service areas noted above. An individual’s service to the discipline and not a person’s scholarly achievements are the focus of this award.

How to Apply

To submit a nomination provide the following:

  • A letter of nomination that describes and supports the individual’s contributions (e.g., nature of the individual’s service to psychological science, positions held, etc.). The nomination letter should be no more than two pages long. 

  • A curriculum vitae.

  • Three letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s service to the discipline. (These letters can be from colleagues who have served with the nominee, a Dean familiar with the nominee’s service, former students, association/society presidents, etc.)

For more information, please contact: Suzanne Wandersman.

Past Recipients
2013

Lisa Feldman Barrett
Frederick T.L. Leong

2012

Jacquelynne Eccles

2011

Rachel Keen

2010

Mark Appelbaum; Morton Ann Gernsbacher; John Hagen

2009 

John (Jack) F. Dovidio; Kathy Hirsh-Pasek; Roberta Golinkoff

2008  

Janet Shibley Hyde; Wilbert McKeachie

2007  

Roxane Silver

2006  

Robert Balster; Nora Newcombe

2005

Robert Bjork; J. Bruce Overmier