Loren Frankel Student Research Award

This award honors a graduate student, post-doc, or new psychologist who has recently completed and defended a dissertation pertaining to boys, adolescent males men or masculinity. 

Sponsor: Division 51


Nominees should be able to demonstrate their successful defense or submission of a finished dissertation after July 1 of the previous year.  Nominees need not be members of SPSMM. Nomination materials should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation; one from a member of the dissertation committee, and one from a professor within the nominee's academic department.

How to Apply

Any member of SPSMM may make a nomination.  All nomination materials must be submitted in one complete packet by the nominator to the Awards Committee Chair.  This packet should include four copies of the following:

  • A cover letter detailing the award and the person being nominated.

  • Two letters of support from individuals other than the nominator.

  • The nominee's vita (if available).

  • A phone number where the nominated person can be reached (can be included in the cover letter).

  • Researcher of the Year nominations should indicate publications for which the nominee is being honored. 

This information can be detailed  in the cover letter or in a separate document. Please send applications to Mark Stevens, PhD at:

Mark Stevens, PhD
University Counseling Services
Bayramian Hall 520
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhof St.
Northridge, CA 91330

Past Recipients

Caitlin Moore


William B. Elder