Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy

This award honors a psychologist who has made a distinguished empirical and/or theoretical contribution to research in public policy, either through a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of work.

Sponsor: Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest

Description

This award will honor a psychologist who has made a distinguished empirical and/or theoretical contribution to research in public policy, either through a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of work dedicated to informing public policy through psychological understanding. Examples of relevant achievements would include research leading others to view specific national policies differently; research demonstrating the importance of the application of psychological methods and theory to public policy; or research clarifying the ways scientific knowledge of human behavior informs public policy.

Each award recipient will receive:

  • A $1,000 honorarium.

  • An opportunity to present an invited address at the 2015 APA convention in Toronto, Canada.

  • An invitation to submit a paper to the American Psychologist® on the topic of the address.

  • A waiver of 2015 convention registration fees and reimbursement of up to $1,500 in expenses related to attendance at the 2015 convention.

How to Apply
Past Recipients