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Call for Nominations

See also the External Awards page HERE


About the American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APF provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come. 

Since 1953, APF has supported a broad range of scholarships and grants for students and early career psychologists as well as research and program grants that use psychology to improve people’s lives. 

APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

About the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award
The Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award recognizes significant career contributions of a psychologist who has a proven track record as an exceptional teacher of psychology. 


  • $2,000 award, all-expense paid round trip, and plaque presented at the APA convention
  • Awardees are invited to give a special address at the APA convention

Eligibility Requirements & Evaluation Criteria
Nominees should demonstrate and will be rated on the following dimensions:

  • Have demonstrated achievement related to the teaching of psychology
  • Exemplary performance as a classroom teacher
  • Development of innovative curricula and courses
  • Development of effective teaching methods and/or materials
  • Teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology
  • Administrative facilitation of teaching
  • Research on teaching
  • Training of teachers of psychology
  • Evidence of influence as a teacher of students who become psychologists

Nomination Requirements

  • Nomination cover letter outlining the nominee’s contributions to the teaching of psychology
  • Current CV and bibliography
  • Up to ten supporting letters from colleagues, administrators, and former students
  • An appendix of no more than two to three supporting documents
  • A one to three page statement of teaching philosophy from the nominee
  • Nomination must be submitted as a single PDF document

Submission Process and Deadline 
Submit a completed application online at http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants/by December 1, 2014.

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to grant applicants or award nominees on their proposals or nominations.

Questions about this program should be directed to Samantha Edington, Program Officer, at sedington@apa.org.

Posted: July 9, 2014

Call for Nominations for the American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) 2015 Gold Medal Awards. 

The Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology 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. Awards are conferred in four categories:

  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology

Please see our website for more information http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/gold-medal.aspx

The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2014.

Posted: June 26, 2014

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