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American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal Awards 

American Psychological Foundation

Gold Medal Awards

 

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for the APF 2012 Gold Medal Awards. The Gold Medal Awards recognize life achievement in and enduring contributions to psychology.  Eligibility is limited to psychologists 65 years or older residing in North America. 

The awards include a mounted medallion and an all-expense-paid trip for the award winner and one guest to attend the 2012 American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Washington, DC, for two nights and three days (Coach round-trip airfare, reasonable expenses for accommodations and meals for two individuals will be reimbursed). 

Awards are conferred in four categories:

 ·          Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing psychological science. 

 ·          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.

 ·          Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement by a Psychologist in the Public Interest recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to the application of psychology in the public interest.  

 ·          Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery in the profession.

Nomination Process:  Nominations should indicate the specific award for which the individual is being nominated and should include a nomination statement that traces the nominee's cumulative record of enduring contribution to the purpose of the award.  There is no formal nomination form.  The nominee's current vita and bibliography should be attached.  Letters in support of the nomination are also welcome, but please refrain from sending supplementary materials such as videos, books, brochures, or magazines.  All nomination materials should be coordinated and collected by a chief nominator and forwarded to APF in one package. 

The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is December 1, 2011.  Please mail materials to: American Psychological Foundation, Gold Medal Awards, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. 

Questions?  E-mail krowsome@apa.org or call 202-336-5622