In addition to the
awards given by AP-LS,
students and professionals are recognized for
their outstanding contributions in research
and/or education through the following links, or
the specific awards described below.
For Undergraduate Students
Psi Chi Society Convention Research Awards
All Psi Chi members (undergraduate and
graduate) are eligible to submit their
research for the Society Convention Research
Awards. Cash awards of $300 for
undergraduates and $500 for graduates are
presented to students submitting the best
research for Psi Chi sessions at the APA and
APS national conventions. Up to 16 awards
are given: 8 for the APA Convention and 8
for the APS Convention. Award monies are
distributed at the conventions following the
For Graduate Students
APA Early Graduate Student
Annual competition sponsored by the APA
Science Student Council for early (i.e.,
pre-doctoral) research. The purpose of the
program is to reward an outstanding student
research project completed before the
dissertation. Each year three $1,000 awards
will be granted.
APS Student Research Award
Research Award promotes and acknowledges
outstanding research conducted by student
members of APS.
Psi Chi | APS Albert Bandura Graduate
The Psi Chi | APS Albert
Bandura Graduate Research Award honors
Albert Bandura with a competition for the
best research by a graduate student in
For Early Career Professionals
Distinguished Scientific Award for
Early Career Contribution to Psychology
Recognizes excellent psychologists who are at
early stages of their research careers.
Sage Young Scholars Award
$5000 award that recognizes outstanding
young researchers in personality and social
psychology. Candidates must be junior
faculty (untenured) and between 3 and 7
years into their first independent academic
position by October of the year in which
they are nominated. Candidates should have
demonstrated exceptional individual
achievements in social and/or personality
psychology (broadly defined), conducting
research that places them at the forefront
of their peers. Criteria include innovation,
creativity, and potential to make a
significant impact on the field.
SPSSI Louise Kidder Early Career Award
$500 and a plaque award recognizes social
issue researchers who have made substantial
contributions to the field within five year of
receiving a graduate degree.
SPSSI Michele Alexander Early Career Award
For scholarship (defined in terms of
substantive academic contributions to the
study of social issues) and service (defined
as professional and/or community service).
Eligibility limited to SPSSI member
who has received their Ph.D. within five
years of the time of application.
Carol and Ed Diener Awards
From the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology, two annual
awards for outstanding contributions to the fields of personality and
social psychology for scientists in their mid-career. One award will be
made in personality psychology, the other in social psychology.
Robert B. Cialdini Award
Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology, an annual
award for a published paper that employs primarily field research
methods and contexts.