Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy
This award will honor a psychologist who has made a distinguished empirical and/or theoretical contribution to research in public policy, either through a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of work dedicated to informing public policy through psychological understanding. Examples of relevant achievements would include research leading others to view specific national policies differently; research demonstrating the importance of the application of psychological methods and theory to public policy; or research clarifying the ways scientific knowledge of human behavior informs public policy.
Each award recipient will receive:
A $1,000 honorarium.
An opportunity to present an invited address at APA's 2016 Annual Convention in Denver.
An invitation to submit a paper to the American Psychologist® on the topic of the address.
A waiver of 2016 convention registration fees and reimbursement of up to $1,500 in expenses related to attendance.
Nominations must be submitted with:
A supporting statement of 500 words or less is the basis for the nomination, including a description of how and why the candidate is uniquely qualified to receive the award.
A current vita.
Letters of support from at least three people familiar with the nominee's work.
Nominees may also submit three to five selected representative reprints, or alternative types of samples of work such as internet-based communications or legal briefs.
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Nominations and supporting material should be sent to:
APA Public Interest Directorate
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Lonnie R. Snowden, JR, PhD
Michelle Fine, PhD
Dan Olweus, PhD
Richard Rogers, PhD, ABPP
G. Daniel Lassiter, PhD
Charlotte Patterson, Laurence Steinberg
Janet Helms, PhD
Vickie M. Mays
Mark D. Cunningham
Gail S. Goodmanl
Thomas J. Coates
Louise F. Fitzgerald
Susan D. Cochran
Mary P. Koss
Marnie E. Rice
Linda Teplin, Gail Wyatt
Shari Siedman Diamond
Charles A. Kiesler