Early Career Awards

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  1. APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists. Award - consists of a citation and a cash prize, which are presented at the APA Annual Convention.
  2. APA APF F. J. McGuigan Young Investigator Prize recognizes the efforts of a young psychological science investigator in the areas of research that explicate the concept of the human mind. Award - $25,000 prize. Eligibility - Nominees must have earned a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field, and be 9 or fewer years post-doctoral degree at the time of the nomination deadline.
  3. SPSSI Louise Kidder Early Career Award recognizes social issue researchers who have made substantial contributions to the field early in their careers. Award - winner will recieve $500 and a plaque. Eligibility - investigators who have made substantial contributions to social issues research within five year of receiving a graduate degree.
  4. 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). Award - one-year SPSSI membership, plaque. Eligibility - SPSSI member who has recieved their Ph.D. within five years of the time of application.
  5. Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award awarded yearly to promising early career scientists. The Young Investigator Award alternates yearly between the physical sciences and engineering, and the life and social sciences. Award - a certificate of recognition and $5,000. Eligibility - evidence of scientific accomplishments, relevance of their research, and the nominee's ability to communicate their work to the general public.
  6. William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Grant is intended to facilitate the professional development of early career scholars who have some demonstrated success in conducting high quality research and are seeking to further develop their skills and research program. Award - Awards are made to the applicant's institution, providing support of $60,000 per year for five years, totaling $300,000 per applicant. Eligibility - within seven years of receipt of terminal degree.
  7. The Foundation for Social and Personality Psychology, in collaboration with Sage Publications, provides the Sage Young Scholars Award. These awards will recognize outstanding young researchers in personality and social psychology. Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by others. Applications should be received no later than November 16, 2007. Applications should be mailed electronically to the Executive Officer of the Foundation, David Dunning, at dad6 at cornell.edu. Award - The awardees will receive a one-time award of $5000 to be used at their discretion for research, study, or conference travel-related purposes. Five awards will presented each year for five years, beginning in 2008, at the SPSP Annual Meeting to young scholars representative of the broad spectrum of personality and social psychology research areas. Eligibility - 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. Previous winners may not be renominated. 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.
  8. ACLS Early-Career Postdoctoral Fellowships in East European Studies provides support for postdoctoral research and writing in East European studies in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Award - scholars may apply for fellowships of up to $25,000 for six to twelve consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Eligibility – applicant must be a US citizen and must hold a Ph.D. degree conferred prior to the application deadline.

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