APA Distinguished Scientific Awards for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology
The APA Distinguished Scientific Awards for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology honor early career scientists for contributions in the first nine years post-PhD.
For the purpose of this award, psychology has been divided into 10 areas:
Animal learning and behavior, comparative
Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience
Perception and motor performance
Applied research (e.g., treatment and prevention research, industrial/organizational research, educational research)
Individual differences (e.g., personality, psychometrics, mental ability, behavioral genetics)
Five areas are considered each year, with areas rotated in two-year cycles.