APA Awards

APA Distinguished Scientific Awards: Call for nominations

The American Psychological Association invites nominations for its scientific awards program for 2015.

The Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology.

The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology honors psychologists who have made exceptional theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.

For these awards, nominators should include in the letter of nomination a statement addressing the following questions: Describe the important theoretical and empirical contributions and their impact on the field, usually attributed to the nominee; what influences has the nominee had on students and others in the same field of study? Where possible, please identify the nominee's students by name.

Nominations for these awards will not be considered without the following: a letter of nomination, a current vita, the names and addresses of several scientists familiar with the nominee's work; a list of 10 most significant and representative publications; and three reprints representative of the nominee's contribution. All material can be submitted electronically.

The Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists. For the 2015 program, nominations of persons who received doctoral degrees during and since 2005 are being sought in these five areas:

  • Applied research (e.g., treatment and prevention research, industrial/organizational research, educational research)
  • Social
  • Individual differences (e.g., personality, psychometrics, mental ability, behavioral genetics)
  • Perception, motor performance
  • Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience

The Early Career Award categories should be interpreted broadly and are not meant to be exclusive; all of psychology is of sufficient merit to be considered for awards. The Awards Committee is particularly interested in nominees who are female and from underrepresented groups.

Nominations for the Early Career Awards will not be considered without the following: a statement on the worthiness of the nominee (maximum of two pages in length), a current vita and no more than five reprints representative of the nominee's contribution. All material should be submitted electronically.

The deadline for submitting 2015 nominations for all three awards is June 1, 2014.