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Call for Nominations

American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal Awards

The Gold Medal Awards recognize life achievement in and enduring contributions to psychology. There are 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 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 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 professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery in the profession.

Eligibility Limited to psychologists 65 years or older residing in North America.

Nomination Requirement

Nomination letters should indicate the specific award for which the individual is being nominated and include:

  • Nomination statement that traces the nominee's cumulative record of enduring contribution to the purpose of the award; 
  • Nominee's current vita and bibliography;
  • Letters supporting the nomination are welcome, but refrain from sending supplementary materials (videos, books, brochures, magazines); 
  • All nomination materials should be coordinated and collected by a chief nominator and forwarded to APF in one package. 

Submission Process and Deadline

Deadline for receipt of nomination materials is December 1, 2012.  E-mail materials to pkadir@apa.org or mail to: American Psychological Foundation, Gold Medal Awards, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. 

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

Questions? E-mail Parie Kadir, Program Officer, at pkadir@apa.org.