McGuigan Early Career Investigator Prize: Call for nominations

Nominations are invited for the 2012 F. J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Prize.  This $25,000 prize is given to recognize and support the efforts of an early-career psychological scientist who is pursuing research that aims to advance, both empirically and theoretically, a materialistic understanding of the human mind. The research may address any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and should utilize behavioral and/or neuroscientific methods.

Nominees must have earned a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field, and be nine or fewer years post-doctoral degree at the time of the nomination deadline. Nominees must have an affiliation with an accredited college, university, or other research institution. The prize will be awarded to the recipient’s institution for the benefit of his or her research. Faculty salaries and indirect costs may not be requested.

The recipient will be selected based on the excellence of the full breadth of research conducted and published to date, as well as the promise of research planned for the next five years. 

Additional information about the prize, including nomination procedures, can be found on the McGuigan Prize website. 

The McGuigan Prize, which is given biannually, is sponsored by the American Psychological Foundation (APF), a grant-making philanthropic organization affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA).  The prize is funded by a bequest from, and represents the scientific interests of, Frank Joseph McGuigan (1924-1998), an experimental psychologist known for his work in psychophysiology, cognition, and stress.  The APA Science Directorate administers the award on behalf of APF. 

Nomination deadline: March 1, 2012

Additional informationMcGuigan Prize website

Questions can be emailed to the APA Science Directorate.