APA seeks award nominations for distinguished contributions to practice, science, education and more
APA's Practice, Science, Education and Public Interest Directorates, as well as the Office of International Affairs, seek nominations for the association's 2015 awards.
Winners receive an honorarium of $1,000; the opportunity to present an invited address at APA's 2015 Annual Convention in Toronto, Aug. 6-9, 2015; a waiver of convention registration fees; and reimbursement of up to $1,500 in expenses related to attendance.
All award nominations are due June 1, 2014.
APA Education and Training Awards
- The award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology (includes career designation) recognizes specific contributions in education and training.
- The Award for Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training recognizes psychologists for evidence-based applications of psychology to education.
APA Science Awards
- The Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions is presented to candidates who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology.
- The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology is presented to candidates who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.
- The Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists who are at early stages of their research careers.
APA Practice Awards
- The Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research is given to a psychologist whose research has led to important discoveries or developments in the field of applied psychology.
- The Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice recognizes outstanding independent practitioners in psychology.
- The Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice recognizes outstanding practitioners in psychology working in a wide variety of institutional practice settings (e.g., schools, military, state hospital, Department of Veterans Affairs).
- The APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology is awarded annually to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding practice and application of psychology.
APA Public Interest Awards
- The Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest recognizes two individuals, an early career and senior psychologist, who have advanced psychology as a science and/or profession by a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of outstanding contributions in the public interest.
- The Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy honors an individual who has made a distinguished empirical and/or theoretical contribution to psychological research in public policy, either through a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of work dedicated to informing public policy through psychological understanding.
APA International Awards
- The Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology recognizes distinguished and enduring lifetime contributions to international cooperation and the advancement of knowledge in psychology.
- The APA International Humanitarian Award recognizes international humanitarian service — professional and/or volunteer work conducted primarily in the field in any country by a psychologist or a team of psychologists working under the aegis of local, national and international organizations that provide psycho-social and humanitarian services.