Meritorious Research Service Commendation: Call for Nominations

The APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) is soliciting nominations for the 2010 Meritorious Research Service Commendation. This commendation recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to psychological science through their service as employees of the federal government or other organizations. Contributions are defined as service to the field that directly or indirectly advances opportunities and resources for psychological science.

Nominees may be current or former employees of federal or non-federal research funding, regulatory, or other agencies. Nominations of employees of non-profit/private organizations are encouraged. Nominees may be active or retired but ordinarily will have a minimum of 10 years of service. The individual’s personal scholarly achievements (i.e., research, teaching, and writing) are not considered in the selection process if independent of their service contributions.

To submit a nomination, provide the following:

  • A letter of nomination that describes and supports the individual’s contributions (e.g., nature of the individual’s service to psychological science, positions held, program development activities). The nomination letters should be no more than two pages long.
  • A curriculum vita
  • Three letters of support from scientists, at least two from outside the nominee’s organization

Deadline for submitting nominations is March 1, 2010. Please send nominations to Suzanne Wandersman by email.  For a list of past recipients and more information about the award, visit the award’s web page.