Awards & Honors: Association for Psychological Science (APS) Awards

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) invites applications for is prestigious Fellowship Program, William James Fellow Award, James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award, and the highly competitive James McKeen Cattell Fund.

These awards honor leading psychological scientists and academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators for their achievements in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.

These awards are considered Prestigious by the National Research Council (NRC).


APS Fellows

  • Deadline: October 15, 2017
  • Link: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/fellows/fellows-new.cfm
  • Fellow status is awarded to APS Members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application.
  • Fellow status is typically awarded for one’s scientific contributions, but may also be awarded for exceptional contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings. Candidates will be considered after 10 years of postdoctoral contribution.

APS Fellow Nomination

  • APS Members may nominate another APS Member for Fellow status at any time. A committee consisting of APS Fellows from the diverse sub-disciplines of psychology reviews nominations. The APS Board of Directors votes on committee recommendations twice a year. The committee will notify nominators of the results.
  • The nomination materials should include the following:
    • APS Fellow Nomination Form
    • A letter of nomination specifying why the candidate is judged to have made sustained outstanding contributions to the field of psychological science.
    • Nominee’s current curriculum vitae
    • Additional letters of support from two outstanding contributors to scientific psychology familiar with the nominee’s work, one of whom must be an APS Fellow.
  • Please submit nominations for Fall review by October 15, 2017.
  • Please email all materials to: fellows@psychologicalscience.org

APS William James Fellow Award

  • Deadline: October 15, 2017
  • Link: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/members/awards-and-honors/fellow-award
  • The APS William James Fellow Award honors APS Members for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.
  • Recipients must be APS members recognized internationally for their outstanding contributions to scientific psychology.
  • Honorees are recognized annually at the APS Convention.

APS William James Fellow Award Nominations

  • To nominate a candidate for the APS William James Fellow Award, please fill out the online nomination form including the following materials:
    • An Electronic Letter of Nomination briefly describing (1-2 pages) the major empirical or theoretical contribution the candidate has made to psychology and the impact of the candidate on the field. Marks of formal recognition are useful in this context. Nominators may outline evidence for the candidate’s impact by noting citations of the work, identifying areas of research that have developed or changed as a consequence of the candidate’s contribution. The letter should identify major career landmarks. An attached list may cite no more than 10 major publications.
    • Two Electronic Letters of Support from colleagues familiar with the candidate’s work.
    • Complete Electronic curriculum vitae of the candidate. (PDF preferred)
  • Please submit all nomination materials electronically to the APS William James Fellow Award Committee at awards@psychologicalscience.org or via the online nomination form.

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award

  • Deadline: October 15, 2017
  • Link: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/members/awards-and-honors/cattell-award
  • The APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow 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.

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Nominations

  • To nominate a candidate for the APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award, please fill out the online nomination form including the following materials:
    • An Electronic Letter of Nomination briefly describing (1-2 pages) the major empirical or theoretical contribution the candidate has made to psychology and the impact of the candidate on the field. Marks of formal recognition are useful in this context. Nominators may outline evidence for the candidate’s impact by noting citations of the work, identifying areas of research that have developed or changed as a consequence of the candidate’s contribution. The letter should identify major career landmarks. An attached list may cite no more than 10 major publications.
    • Two Electonic Letters of Support from colleagues familiar with the candidate’s work.
    • Complete Electronic curriculum vitae of the candidate. (PDF preferred)
  • 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.

The James McKeen Cattell Fund

  • Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Link: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/members/awards-and-honors/cattell-fund
  • For over half a century, the James McKeen Cattell Fund has provided support for the science and the application of psychology.
  • The Fund offers a program of supplementary sabbatical awards
    (”James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships”).
  • These awards supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients’ home institutions, to allow an extension of leave-time from one to two semesters.

James McKeen Cattell Fund Eligibility Requirements

  • The James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships for psychologists provide funds to supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients’ home institutions. The maximum award is limited to the lesser of (1) half the recipient’s salary for the academic year, (2) an amount less than half salary that will bring the total of the university allowance plus the award up to the individual’s normal academic-year salary, or (3) a ceiling of $40,000. Eligibility Requirements:
    • James McKeen Cattell Fund awards are available to psychologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and are eligible, according to the regulations of their own institutions, for a sabbatical leave or its equivalent.
    • Candidates are eligible for a Cattell Award if they are currently tenured or will have formal University or College confirmation that they will be tenured by March 1, following our January 15 submission deadline.
    • Candidates are eligible for a Cattell Award if they have not had a leave with pay for the 5 years preceding the requested sabbatical leave (medical or pregnancy leaves are considered exceptions). For the purposes of this award we consider a leave with pay as any funded leave that allows a faculty member to spend all of their time on research without administrative or teaching responsibilities.
    • Prior recipients of a Cattell Fund Award are not eligible.
    • To be eligible for the 2018-19 awards, candidates must begin their sabbatical after July 1, 2018, and must not be on sabbatical at any time during the Academic Year 2017-2018.
    • Recipients are requested to submit to the Secretary/Treasurer a brief report of their activities as soon as possible after the end of their sabbaticals.
  • Candidates for Cattell awards may submit their applications to the Secretary/Treasurer of the Fund via the online application portal. The deadline for applications for the 2018-2019 awards is January 15, 2018.

James McKeen Cattell Fund Sabbatical Award Application

  • Applications for the 2018-19 Cattell Sabbatical Award will be accepted online beginning October 15, 2017. Mailed materials will not be accepted.
  • Information on the award, including complete instructions for applying can be found at cattell.duke.edu/cattappl.html.
  • All materials must be received by January 15th, 2018.

Questions?

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