Graduate Student Ethics Prize

The APA Ethics Committee and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students sponsor this annual prize for a graduate student paper on psychology and ethics.

Deadline: January 8, 2016

Sponsor: APA Ethics Office

Description

The APA Ethics Committee and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) are pleased to announce the 15th annual prize for a graduate student paper on psychology and ethics. The honoree will receive $1,000, a round trip ticket to APA's 2016 Annual Convention in Denver, plus three nights of hotel accommodation and convention registration. The prize will be presented at a convention session.

Eligibility
  • The prize is open to APAGS members enrolled in a psychology graduate program at the time the paper is submitted and who are in good academic standings.

  • "Psychology and ethics" is defined broadly, to include any empirical or theoretical paper that examines psychology and ethics in relation to science or research, practice, education, public interest or theory of ethics. The paper must indicate why its particular focus is worthy of attention.

  • Submissions must be written in APA style and may not exceed 25 double-spaced pages (including tables and references).

  • Submissions must include an abstract.

  • Submissions may not have been previously published or submitted for publication.

  • It is expected that authors will receive assistance from faculty advisors. Such assistance must not be sufficiently extensive for the faculty member to merit authorship on the paper. The student author(s) must be able to claim sole authorship. Jointly-authored student papers are acceptable. In the case of a jointly-authored paper, one prize will be awarded.

  • Although papers written for ethics courses are acceptable, it is generally the case that course papers require considerable additional work to warrant serious contention for the Ethics Prize, which is normally awarded to a paper of publishable or near-publishable quality.

  • Papers will be judged based upon quality and originality of ideas, clarity of analysis and expression and adequacy of literature review.

How to Apply
  • Please submit two copies electronically by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

  • The winning paper will be announced by April 29, 2016. 

  • Questions about the prize? Send a message by email with subject heading "Question about 2016 writing prize."  


Past Recipients
2015

Annia W. Raja

2014

Lauren Kois, MA

2013

Angela Haeny and Christine Paprocki

2012

Rachel M. Wasserman

2011

Rachel Winograd

2010

John-Paul Legerski and Sarah L. Bunnell (co-authors)

2009

Starla Armstrong

2008

Zachary W. Adams and Sara E. Boyd (co-authors)

2007

Keren Lehavot

2006

Rebecca Schwartz

2005

Juli B. Kramer

2004

Dhruvi Kakkad

2003

Craig Fisher

2002

Nancy K. Lewis