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Notice of APA and APS Awards: A Call to Nominate SIOP Members for These Awards

Annette Towler
Chair of the External Awards Subcommittee

The External Awards Subcommittee was recently formed to increase SIOPs visibility through promotion and nomination of SIOP members for APA, APS, and APF awards. The goals of our committee are (a) to provide information about awards for which SIOP members may be eligible and (b) to encourage and facilitate the nomination of SIOP members for these awards. 

In the following paragraphs, we describe several forthcoming APA awards (nomination deadlines June 1, 2006) with their criteria. We encourage you to consider nominating a SIOP member for one or more of these awards. Our role is to aid in the process. We are available to help coordinate the materials needed for each award and can submit the nomination on your behalf, as requested. Please take a moment to review these upcoming awards and think about who you might nominate. We also encourage you to call us with names of individuals who you think should be nominated for these awards, even if you are not able to make the nomination yourself. 

For assistance with a nomination or to suggest SIOP members who might be nominated for these awards, contact Annette Towler (towler@iit.edu).

APA Distinguished Professional Contributions Award 

This award is given to a psychologist whose research has led to important discoveries or developments in the field of applied psychology. To be eligible, this research should have led to innovative applications in an area of psychological practice, including but not limited to assessment, consultation, instruction, or intervention (either direct or indirect). Research involving the original development of procedures, methodologies, or technical skills that significantly improve the application of psychological knowledge and provide direct and immediate solutions to practical problem areas will be considered, as will research that has informed psychologists in how better to observe, define, predict, or control behavior. Original integration of existing theories or knowledge is also eligible for consideration. 

Requirements: 

  • a nomination form
  • letter of nomination
  • the nominees current vita with list of publications
  • up to five representative reprints
  • the names and addresses of several scientists who are familiar with the nominees work

Past SIOP members who have won this award include: 

1976John C. Flanagan  1991 Joseph D. Matarazzo 
1980Douglas W. Bray  1992 Harry Levinson 
1989Florence Kaslow 


The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology

The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems. 

Requirements: 

  • a nomination form
  • letter of nomination\
  • the nominees current vita with list of publications
  • up to five representative reprints
  • the names and addresses of several scientists who are familiar with the nominees work

Past SIOP members who have won this award include: 

1980Edwin A. Fleishman  1987 Robert Glaser 
1983Donald E. Super  1994 John E. Hunter & Frank Schmidt 

Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early 
Career Contribution to Psychology

The Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists. The areas for this award change each year. Applied Psychology Nominations can be submitted this year. 

Requirements:

  • a letter of nomination 
  • the nominees current vita with list of publications
  • up to five representative reprints

Past SIOP members who have won this award include: 

1989 Ruth Kanfer  1994 Cheri Ostroff 
2005 Frederick Morgeson 

More information about the awards, including nomination forms, can be obtained from http://www.apa.org/science/awards.html. Nominations can be sent directly to Suzanne Wandersman, Science Directorate, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. 

Please nominate a SIOP member today and let the External Awards Committee know if they can be of assistance!

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