Call For Nominations of Division 17 Members for APA, APF, and APS Awards

Greetings Division 17 members!

Below you will find information on some specific awards coming due this fall.  Brief details on award criteria and requirements are also listed. Please consider nominating members of Division 17 for these and other awards throughout the year. This is one apa2014_83-award-imageway that we can demonstrate and publicize all of the outstanding scholarly and clinical work being done by counseling psychologists. Note that several student awards are included.

Please consider nominating individuals or emailing me (Jessica L. Martin, Chair of APA and Other Organization Awards Committee; jlmartin@albany.edu) with suggestions for the following awards. We have a committee of individuals who can assist with the nomination process.

Deadline Date: September 15th, 2016
Name of Award: Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards (Student award)
Type of Award: APA, Science Directorate
Website: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scistucoun-earlyre.aspx
Criteria/Notes:  The purpose of the Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards program is to recognize students for conducting outstanding research early in their graduate training (i.e., research conducted within the first two years of doctoral study). The award focuses on both the student’s general research experience and specific completed research projects. The research independence of the applicant as well as the novelty and implications of research performed as a graduate student will be used for evaluation purposes. Therefore preference may be given to students who have completed their second year of doctoral studies.

See the website for further details and application instructions.

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Deadline Date: September 15, 2016

Name of Award: APA Dissertation Research Awards (Student Award)

Type of Award: APA, Science Directorate

Website: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scidir-dissertre.aspx

Criteria/Notes: Assists doctoral students with dissertation research expenses. Applies to any area of research within psychology. Approximately 30-40 grants are awarded ($1,000 each), and several are awarded up to $5,000. Applicants must be full-time graduate students in the United States or Canada who are working on dissertation research. Dissertation proposals must have already been approved by their dissertation committee prior to application. Applicants who have already defended their dissertations are eligible to apply for funds as long as they have not yet received a doctoral degree as of the application deadline. Must be student affiliates or associate member of APA (or apply for affiliation along with application materials). Each psychology department may endorse only three applications. Must have not previously received an APA Dissertation Award.

See the website for further details and application instructions.

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Name of Award: APS Mentor Award

Type of Award: APS

Websites: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/members/awards-and-honors/aps-mentor-award/aps-mentor-award-nominations

Criteria/ Notes: The APS Mentor Award honors the importance of mentoring in our field as well as the dedication and impact of individuals with a distinguished record of teaching, advising, and encouraging students and colleagues who go on to have productive and influential research careers. To nominate a candidate for the APS Mentor Award, an online nomination form needs to be completed (see the websites). The nominee must be an APS member and nominations should include the following documents: 1) Nomination letter describing the nominee’s mentoring process as well as the impact of the mentor’s influence on the careers of students and/or colleagues. 2) List of PhDs and Postdoc mentees (or others) with a very brief (i.e. one paragraph) description of their accomplishments 3) CV of the nominee 4) Two to five letters of support from mentees, one of whom must be an APS member. See the website for the online nomination form.

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Deadline Date: October 15, 2016

Name of Award: James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award

Type of Award: APS

Websites: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/members/awards-and-honors/cattell-award/nominations

Criteria/ Notes: This award recognizes APS Members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research. Recipients must be APS Members whose research addresses a critical problem in society at large. Honorees are recognized annually at the APS Convention. More information is provided on the above website. To nominate a candidate for the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award, please fill out the online nomination form that can be found on the website above. See the website for details on materials required for nominations.

 

Please submit all nomination materials electronically to the APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Committee at awards@psychologicalscience.org or via the online nomination form.

 

Previous Recipients: Ian Deary, University of Edinburgh, Ellen Frank, University of Pittsburgh, Roberta M. Golinkoff, University of Delaware, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University (2015), Dante Cicchetti, University of Minnesota (2014), Marsha M. Linehan, University of Washington (2014), Neal Schmitt, Michigan State University (2014)

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Deadline Date: October 15, 2016

Name of Award: Janet Taylor Spence Award For Transformative Early Career Contributions

Type of Award: APS

Websites: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/members/awards-and-honors/spence-award

Criteria/ Notes: The APS Janet Taylor Spence Award recognizes transformative early career contributions to psychological science. Award winners should reflect the best of the many new and cutting edge ideas coming out of our most creative and promising investigators who, together, embody the future of psychological science. Nominees must be members of the Association for Psychological Science and must have completed their PhD within eight years of the date of the annual meeting at which the award would be conferred. Research contributions can be transformative in various ways, such as the establishment of new approaches or paradigms within a field of psychology, or the development or advancement of research that cuts across fields of psychological science. The common thread is that Award winners should reflect the best of the many new and cutting edge ideas coming out of our most creative and promising investigators who, together, embody the future of psychological science.

Letters of nomination and support should specifically address the nominee’s work with respect to the following selection criteria: (1) is the research novel and creative? (2) does the research have the potential to change how we think about psychological science? (3) is the research characterized by rigorous and innovative scientific methods? (4) does the research build upon existing psychological science in scholarly ways? (5) is the research influencing multiple fields of psychological science? To nominate a candidate for the Janet Taylor Spence Award, please fill out this online form (or found on the website above).

Please submit all nomination materials electronically to the APS Janet Taylor Spence Award Committee via the online nomination form or by email at awards@psychologicalscience.org

Previous Recipients: Jeffrey D. Karpicke, Purdue University, Cristine H. Legare, University of Texas at Austin, Dean Mobbs, Columbia University, Jay J. Van Bavel, New York University, Jessica K. Witt, Colorado State University, Jamil Zaki, Stanford University (2015), Alan Anticevic, Yale University, Kurt Gray, University of North Carolina, J. Kiley Hamlin, University of British Columbia, Ethan F. Kross, University of Michigan, Angelica Ronald, Birkbeck, University of London, Leah H. Somerville, Harvard University (2014).

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Deadline Date: November 1, 2016

Name of Award: Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants (Student Award)

Type of Award: American Psychological Foundation

Website: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/scrivner.aspx

Criteria/Notes: These grants support empirical and applied student research focused on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology, and lesbian, gay and bisexual family therapy.

Eligibility Requirements include: Advanced graduate student, in good standing, endorsed by supervising professor; Demonstrated commitment to LGBT family issues; IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved. See the website for application requirements and submission guidelines.

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Deadline Date: December 1, 2016

Name of Award: Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award

Type of Award: American Psychological Foundation

Website: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/brewer.aspx

Criteria/Notes: This award recognizes a psychologist with significant career contributions and a record of being an exceptional teacher of psychology. The award is in the amount of $2,000, plus all-expense paid trip to the APA annual convention where the award is presented. Applications must include the following materials: nomination statement describing nominee’s commitment to teaching, nominee’s current CV, and up to 10 letters of recommendation from colleagues, administrators, and former students. Nominees must demonstrate and will be rated on the following dimensions:

  • Demonstrated influence as a teacher whose students became outstanding psychologists: names and careers of nominee’s students and evidence of influence as a teacher of them.
  • Development of effective teaching methods and/or teaching materials.
  • Engagement in significant research or other creative activity on teaching.
  • Development of innovative curricula and courses: description and sample of innovation and evidence of its successful utilization.
  • Outstanding performance as a teacher in and outside the classroom: student ratings, enrollment figures, evaluative observation by colleagues, teaching awards and other forms of prior recognition.
  • An especially effective trainer of teachers of psychology: description of the contributions and evidence of effectiveness.
  • Outstanding teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology (advanced undergraduate, graduate or other): description of classroom and mentoring roles.
  • Responsible for administrative facilitation of outstanding teaching: description of administrative actions and results on teaching programs; evaluation by others of actions and results.

Previous Recipients: Roger E. Kirk, PhD (2015), Mary Kite, PhD (2014), Dana S. Dunn, PhD (2013), Richard Miller, PhD (2012), Neil Lutsky, PhD, Carleton College Bernard (2011), Beins, PhD, Ithaca College (2010).

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Deadline Date: December 1, 2016

Name of Award: Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology

Type of Award: American Psychological Foundation

Website: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/gold-medal.aspx

Criteria/Notes:  This award recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing psychological science. APF Gold Medalists receive a mounted gold metal, and an all-expense paid trip to the APA annual convention, where the award is presented. Eligibility: Psychologists who are typically 65 years or older, normally residing in North America. APF encourages nominations for individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

Nomination Requirements:

Nominations should indicate the award category for which the individual is being nominated and include:

  • A nomination statement that traces the nominee’s cumulative record of enduring contributions in the award category.
  • A current vita and bibliography.
  • Letters of recommendation from appropriate professionals and colleagues supporting the nomination.

Submission Process: Apply online now.

 

Previous Recipients: Sarnoff A Mednick, PhD (2015), Thomas Bouchard, Jr., PhD, University of Minnesota (2014), Elizabeth F. Loftus, PhD (2013), Philip G. Zimbardo, PhD, Stanford University (2012).

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Deadline Date: December 1, 2016

Name of Award: Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology

Type of Award: American Psychological Foundation

Website: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/gold-medal.aspx

Criteria/Notes:

This award recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the application of psychology through methods, research, and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems. APF Gold Medalists receive a mounted gold metal, and an all-expense paid trip to the APA annual convention, where the award is presented. Eligibility: Psychologists who are typically 65 years or older, normally residing in North America. APF encourages nominations for individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

Nomination Requirements

Nominations should indicate the award category for which the individual is being nominated and include:

  • A nomination statement that traces the nominee’s cumulative record of enduring contributions in the award category.
  • A current vita and bibliography.
  • Letters of recommendation from appropriate professionals and colleagues supporting the nomination.

Submission Process: Apply online now.

 

Previous Recipients: Brian A. Iwata, PhD (2015), Richard Lerner, PhD, Tufts University (2014), Frank Schmidt, PhD, University of Iowa (2013), Marsha Linehan, PhD, University of Washington (2012).

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Deadline Date: December 1, 2016

Name of Award: Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest

Type of Award: American Psychological Foundation

Website: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/gold-medal.aspx

Criteria/Notes:

This award recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to the application of psychology in the public interest. APF Gold Medalists receive a mounted gold metal, and an all-expense paid trip to the APA annual convention, where the award is presented. Eligibility: Psychologists who are typically 65 years or older, normally residing in North America. APF encourages nominations for individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

Nomination Requirements

Nominations should indicate the award category for which the individual is being nominated and include:

  • A nomination statement that traces the nominee’s cumulative record of enduring contributions in the award category.
  • A current vita and bibliography.
  • Letters of recommendation from appropriate professionals and colleagues supporting the nomination.

Submission Process: Apply online now.

 

Previous Recipients: Derald Wing Sue, PhD (2015), Bonnie Strickland, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2014), Jacquelynne Eccles, PhD (2013), Salvatore R. Maddi, PhD, University of California, Irvine (2012).

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Deadline Date: December 1, 2016

Name of Award: Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology

Type of Award: American Psychological Foundation

Website: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/gold-medal.aspx

Criteria/Notes:

This award recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery in the profession. APF Gold Medalists receive a mounted gold metal, and an all-expense paid trip to the APA annual convention, where the award is presented. Eligibility: Psychologists who are typically 65 years or older, normally residing in North America. APF encourages nominations for individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

Nomination Requirements

Nominations should indicate the award category for which the individual is being nominated and include:

  • A nomination statement that traces the nominee’s cumulative record of enduring contributions in the award category.
  • A current vita and bibliography.
  • Letters of recommendation from appropriate professionals and colleagues supporting the nomination.

Submission Process: Apply online now.

Previous Recipients: Walter E. Penk, PhD, ABPP (2015), Gilbert Sanders, PhD (2014), Patrick DeLeon, PhD (2013), Carol D. Goodheart, EdD (2012).

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If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Thanks in advance for your support!

 

Jessica L. Martin, PhD

Chair, Division 17 APA and Other Organization Awards Committee

Assistant Professor

Division of Counseling Psychology

University at Albany- SUNY

jlmartin@albany.edu

Phone: 518.442.4935

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