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Nominations for Annual Awards to Close June 1st

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Reminder to Submit Nominations for SPSP’s Annual Awards!

Nominations for the following awards are accepted until 11:59 PM EST, June 1:

Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science
Who? A psychologist who has written a book on social or personality psychology in 2014.
What? Recognizes a book that has made a distinctive and important contribution to the field by promoting an understanding of the science of social and personality psychology to the general public. Honorees receive $500 honorarium and an accompanying plaque.
What’s required? A brief nominating letter and five copies of the book (physical or electronic).
Where can I submit? To submit a nomination click here.

Carol and Ed Diener Award in Personality Psychology
Who? A personality psychology scholar approximately 15-25 years past his or her first tenure-track appointment.
What? For a psychologist whose work has added substantially to the body of knowledge in the field of personality psychology. Honorees receive a $1000 honorarium, an accompanying plaque, and up to $1500 for travel expenses
What’s required? A brief nominating letter and CV.
Where can I submit? To submit a nomination click here.

Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology
Who? A social psychology scholar approximately 15-25 years past his or her first tenure-track appointment.
What? For a psychologist whose work has added substantially to the body of knowledge in the field of social psychology. 
How much? A $1000 honorarium, an accompanying plaque, and up to $1500 for travel expenses.
What’s required? A brief nominating letter and CV.
Where can I submit? To submit a nomination click here.

Daniel M. Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize
Who? Authors of an article or book chapter that provides innovative theoretical contribution to social/personality psychology within a given year.
What? Honors theoretical articles that are especially likely to generate the discovery of new hypotheses, phenomena, or ways of thinking about the discipline of social/personality psychology. Honorees receive a $700 honorarium (split among honored authors) and an accompanying plaque.
What’s required? A brief nominating letter, electronic version of the nominated article, and a 150-word abstract.
Where can I submit? To submit a nomination click here.

Heritage Dissertation Research Award 
Who? Graduate students in personality and/or social psychology in good standing with their university. Applicants must be enrolled full-time (or working on their dissertation research for an equivalent of full-time enrollment regardless of actual registration status).
What? These awards are intended to provide assistance with the costs of conducting dissertation research in social and personality psychology. Honorees receive a $1000 grant.
What’s required? An abstract of the dissertation proposal, CV, a paragraph describing how funds will be used, and a letter of recommendation from an academic adviser.
Where can I submit? To submit a nomination click here.
 
Media Award for Excellence in Science Journalism 
Who? A member of the media who has covered personality and social psychology.
What? Honors a member of the media for excellence in coverage of personality and social psychology, either for a particular piece of media coverage published in 2014, or for career-long dissemination of knowledge of the field to the general public. Honorees receive a $500 honorarium and an accompanying plaque.
What’s required? A brief nominating letter and links or e-files of nominee’s work.
Where can I submit? To submit a nomination click here.

Methodological Innovation Prize
Who? Creators of an innovative methodological contribution, including developments of new methods, analytic methods, innovative applications of existing methods, and creative application of methods from other fields.
What? Recognizes an individual who has made a significant or sustained contribution to innovative methods in social and personality psychology that are likely to generate the discovery of new hypotheses, phenomena, or ways of thinking about the discipline of social/personality psychology. Honorees receive a $500 honorarium and an accompanying plaque.
What’s required? A brief nominating letter about the impact of the nominee’s contributions and additional supporting materials (e.g. CV).
Where can I submit? To submit a nomination click here.

Nalini Ambady Award for Mentoring Excellence
Who? Mentors who have made a career-long commitment to fostering the professional and intellectual development of students and early career researchers.
What? Honors an individual with a history of outstanding guidance and development of students and early career researchers in the field of personality and social psychology, and recognizes exceptional and selfless efforts to shape our field through mentoring activities that promote research integrity, impact, and productivity. Honorees receive a $500 honorarium and an accompanying plaque.
What’s required? A nomination letter, letters of support from up to five mentees, and the nominee’s CV.
Where can I submit? To submit a nomination click here.

Robert Cialdini Award
Who? Authors who have published a paper in peer-reviewed journals or book chapters in 2014.
What? Honors a publication that best explicates social psychological phenomena principally through the use of field research methods and settings and that thereby demonstrates the relevance of the discipline to communities outside of academic social psychology. Honorees receive a $2400 honorarium and each receive an accompanying plaque.
What’s required? An electronic version of the nominated piece, one paragraph nomination letter, and a 150-word abstract.
Where can I submit? To submit a nomination click here.

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