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Call for Nominations
Meritorious Research Service Commendation

The APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) is soliciting nominations for the Meritorious Research Service Commendation. This commendation recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to psychological science through their service as employees of the federal government, private foundations, and professional societies.
 
Contributions are defined according to service to the field that directly or indirectly advances opportunities and resources for psychological science. This may include staff at federal, regulatory, or non-profit agencies. BSA will consider a broad range of employers/organizations, and the board will consider nominees from the non-profit sector. 
 
Nominees may be active or retired but ordinarily will have a minimum of 10 years of such service. The individual’s personal scholarly achievements (i.e., research, teaching, and writing) are not considered in the selection process independent of their service contributions.
 
When submitting a nomination please provide the following:
 
  •   A letter of nomination that describes and supports the individual’s contributions (e.g., nature of the individual’s service to psychological science, positions held, program development activities). The nomination letter should be no more than two pages long.
  • A curriculum vita
  • Three letters of support from scientists, at least two from outside the nominee’s organization
Deadline for submitting nominations is March 1, 2010. Please send nominations to Suzanne Wandersman at swandersman@apa.org. For a list of past recipients, visit: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/bsa-merit.aspx