APS Mentor Award Nomination Information


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Nomination Deadline: October 15, 2021

Please note that the Mentor Award Committee has revised the nomination process in order to tailor the nomination form more closely to review criteria. If you have questions or concerns, please contact awards@psychologicalscience.org.

The APS Mentor Award honors the importance of mentoring in our field as well as the dedication and impact of individuals with a distinguished record of teaching, advising, and encouraging students and colleagues. To nominate a candidate for the APS Mentor Award, please fill out the online nomination form (accessible to APS Members). The nominee must be an APS member and nominations should include the following documents:

    • Nomination form, which requires nominators to address specific questions about the nominee’s mentoring record, each in 150 words or fewer. Please note that these seven questions will be answered in a separate field of the nomination form:
        • Commitment to mentoring as a core component of their career
        • Impact of the nominee’s mentoring efforts
        • Originality/innovation of this nominee’s mentoring
        • Integration between mentoring and scientific pursuits in this nominee’s career
        • Ability and willingness to advise students with diverse interests and backgrounds
        • Overall impact of the nominee’s mentees in the field
        • Concrete examples of their extraordinary mentoring
    • List of PhDs and postdoc mentees (or others) with a very brief (i.e. one paragraph) description of their accomplishments
    • CV of the nominee
    • Two to five letters of support from mentees (1-2 pages each), one of whom must be an APS Member. (At least two letters of support should be submitted.) Please do not submit more than five letters of support.
Nomination letter
List of PhDs and Postdoc mentees (or others) with a very brief (i.e. one paragraph) description of their accomplishments
CV of the nominee
At least two letters of support from mentees, one of whom must be an APS Member

Please consider the diverse and international nature of our field in nominating colleagues. Nominations of members of underrepresented groups in psychological science are encouraged.