Call for Nominations -- Psychonomic Society Early Career Award

Psychonomic Society Early Career Award Awards» Early Career Award Share| Call for Nominations Now Open Deadline: March 15

The Psychonomic Society will confer scientific awards each year upon young scientists who have made significant contributions to scientific psychology early in their careers. The purpose of the awards is to raise the visibility of our science and of our very best young scientists within the field, within the awardees’ institutions, in the press, and in the larger community. Many universities are carefully scrutinizing departments and programs in deciding upon the deployment of limited resources, and among the most important criteria are those that indicate academic and scientific quality. In the recent NRC rankings of graduate programs, “number of academic awards” was among the criteria that contributed to assessing program quality. By including the voice of the Psychonomic Society in such assessments, we can contribute to the continued strength of our field.

Each year the Psychonomic Society will name not more than four awardees. One nominee, whose research is closest to the areas of perception and attention, will receive the Steven Yantis Early Career Award. The awardees will be formally recognized at the Annual Meeting, and will receive a glass award and a $2,500 cash prize plus airfare to the Annual Meeting. The names of awardees will be displayed permanently on the Society’s web site.

Eligibility Nominees will have normally completed their highest degree (typically the PhD) not more than ten years before the nomination deadline. The nominee must be a Member or Fellow of the Psychonomic Society.

Nomination Procedures Nominations may be made by any Member, Fellow or Emeritus Member of the Psychonomic Society. The nomination must be submitted using this submission form. Nominations must include the nominee’s current CV, two letters of nomination no more than two pages each (one from the nominator and one from another Society Member or Fellow), and up to four of the nominee’s most significant publications. Self-nominations are not permitted. The nominator must describe how they heard about the award. The nominator must describe the nominee's involvement with the Society (e.g. attending, presenting, serving, etc.) The deadline is March 15, 2018. Please submit nominations for consideration by the Awards Committee so awardees can plan to attend and be recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Selection Process The Governing Board will designate one member of the Governing Board to serve as chair of the Awards Committee, and additional Members of the Society to serve on the Awards Committee reflecting the areas of research that are characteristic of the Society. The Awards Committee will review nominations via conference call and make recommendations about each award to the Governing Board by May 1, which will review and vote via email on whether to endorse the recommendations. Final decisions will be made by May 15, allowing awardees to submit abstracts to the meeting. The Executive Director will arrange for plaques or framed award documents and monetary awards to be presented at the Annual Meeting. The names and citations of the awardees will be published in the program of the Annual Meeting.

The Society will seek to reward excellence in any area of research relevant to the Society. Over the course of several years, the committee will make an effort to distribute awards over all the areas characteristic of the Society.

Nomination Deadline: March 15, 2018