Women in Cognitive Science (WiCS) Leadership Awards 2019 Call for Nominations
WiCS has instituted Leadership Awards to recognize initiatives that scientists (women and men) have taken, beyond their own students and labs, to benefit women in cognitive science. Two leadership awards (at $1000 each) will be conferred annually; the first two were awarded at the WiCS workshop at the 2018 meeting of the Psychonomic Society. The next Awards will be presented at the 60th Annual Meeting, November 14-17, Montréal, Québec, Canada https://www.psychonomic.org/page/2019program.
Sample activities that might constitute the kinds of leadership we envision are listed below. This is by no means an exhaustive. We will be delighted to expand the list as new examples of creative and effective leadership emerge.
• Taken steps to enhance success of women scientists (e.g., writing papers & books; giving talks on this topic; publicizing inequalities and/or solutions; holding workshops) • Initiated programs that benefit women in cognitive science • Sought funding for programs to support women in cognitive science, • Carried out significant professional service that benefitted women in cognitive science
Nominations are gender- and rank-open and we encourage diversity; scientists at all levels, from all backgrounds contribute to the success of women in cognitive science.
Nomination Procedure/Format: A nomination packet, with the contents listed below should be sent to [email protected] : • A nomination letter and two supporting letters that discuss the leadership initiative(s) on which the nomination is based. Please specify the ways in which the leadership initiative(s) advance the success of women in cognitive science. At least one letter must be written by someone outside the nominee's own institution. • Each letter must be no longer than two pages (single-spaced). • The nominee's CV • For the nominee, a list of collaborators in the last 4 years, grouped according to the type of collaboration; (a) research collaboration, (b) collaboration on efforts to benefit women in cognitive science. • Applicants must not be members of the WiCS Advisory Board http://womenincogsci.org/people or trainees of WiCS Advisory Board members (within the past four years).
Nominations must be received by August 20, 2019 (midnight anywhere on earth). Awards will be announced on or around September 30, 2019. Decisions will be made by the WiCS Leadership Awards Committee (Helene Intraub, Chair, University of Delaware, Randall Engle, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt University). Funding for this program comes from the Perception, Action, and Cognition Program at the National Science Foundation.