APS James S. Jackson Lifetime Achievement Award for Transformative Scholarship Nominations

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James S. Jackson

James S. Jackson, a pioneering social psychologist known for his research on race and ethnicity, racism, and health and aging among African Americans, died on September 1, 2020, following a nearly 50-year career at the University of Michigan. In tribute to Jackson’s transformative, diversity-focused scholarship, the APS James S. Jackson Lifetime Achievement Award for Transformative Scholarship honors APS Members for their lifetime of outstanding psychological research that advances understanding of historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups and/or understanding of the psychological and societal benefits of racial/ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

The type of scholarship honored by the award is broad in scope and research methodology, and encompasses research on historically disadvantaged racial/ethnic groups residing anywhere in the world. Recipients’ research contributions may be in any field or area of psychological science.

APS’s lifetime achievement awards are not exclusive. In other words, an exceptional psychological scientist might be awarded all of them.

Nomination Deadline for 2023 Award: October 15, 2021

The 2022 APS James S. Jackson Award recipients will be announced in Fall 2021. Questions about your nominee? Email awards@psychologicalscience.org.

Submit a James S. Jackson Award nomination via the online nomination form, accessible to current APS Members.

To nominate a candidate for the APS James S. Jackson Fellow Award, the following materials are required:

  • An electronic letter of nomination that briefly describes (1-2 pages) the major empirical or theoretical contribution the candidate has made to research on historically disadvantaged racial/ethnic groups and/or understanding of the psychological and societal benefits of racial/ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusion. Marks of formal recognition are useful in this context. Nominators may outline evidence for the candidate’s impact by noting citations of the work, identifying areas of research that have developed or changed as a consequence of the candidate’s contribution. The letter should identify major career landmarks. An attached list may cite no more than 10 major publications.
  • Two additional 1-2-page electronic letters of support from colleagues familiar with the candidate’s work. (Three total letters must be submitted: one letter of nomination and two letters of support.) Please do not submit more than two letters of support.
  • Complete electronic curriculum vitae of the candidate. (PDF preferred)

James S. Jackson Lifetime Achievement Award for Transformative Scholarship Committee
Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Stanford University
Michele Gelfand, Stanford University
Shinobu Kitayama, University of Michigan
Ann Kring, University of California, Berkeley
Vonnie C. McLoyd, University of Michigan