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

Nominations must be submitted with:

  • A supporting statement of 500 words or less is the basis for the nomination, including a description of how and why the candidate is uniquely qualified to receive the award.

  • A current vita.

  • Letters of support from at least three people familiar with the nominee's work.

Nominees may also submit three to five selected representative reprints, or alternative types of samples of work such as internet-based communications or legal briefs.

Deadline: Monday, June 2, 2014

Nominations and supporting material should be sent to:

Donnie Graham
APA Public Interest Directorate
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Past Recipients
2014

Lonnie R. Snowden, JR, PhD

2013

Michelle Fine, PhD

2012

Dan Olweus, PhD

2011

Richard Rogers, PhD, ABPP

2010

G. Daniel Lassiter, PhD

2009

Charlotte Patterson, Laurence Steinberg

2008

Janet Helms, PhD

2007

Vickie M. Mays

2006

Mark D. Cunningham

2005

Gail S. Goodmanl

2004

Thomas J. Coates

2003

Louise F. Fitzgerald

2002

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

2001

Susan D. Cochran

2000

Mary P. Koss

1998/1999

Leonard Bickman

1997

Ruby Takanishi

1996

Stanley Sue

1995

Marnie E. Rice

1994

Thomas Grisso

1993

Diana Slaughter-Defoe

1992

Linda Teplin, Gail Wyatt

1991

Shari Siedman Diamond

1990

John Monahan

1989

Charles A. Kiesler

1988

Sandra Scarr