APS Rising Stars Nominations

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Nominations Process: Each nomination must be supported by two APS Members. Each nominator is asked to answer 6 questions regarding the nominee’s work. The primary nominator is also asked to provide the nominee’s current CV and a 20-word summary of the nominee’s work.

Individuals being considered for Rising Star designation will be evaluated for their promise of excellence in research based on the following criteria:

  • significant publications
  • significant recognitions
  • significant discoveries, methodological innovations, or theoretical or empirical contributions
  • work with potentially broad impact
  • demonstrated independence from mentors

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

The nomination form for the 2021 Rising Stars nomination cycle will be available soon.

Eligibility: Eligibility for the 2021 nomination period is limited to individuals who received a PhD between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2018. Extensions will be considered for nominees who have taken time away from research for reasons such as medical, disability, family care, natural disasters, and active duty military service. Nomination materials should include information supporting the need for an extension. The Rising Stars committee will consider extension requests on a case-by-case basis as the nominations are evaluated. Prior approval for an extension is not necessary.

Questions: Please email risingstars@psychologicalscience.org with questions or comments regarding the nominations process.

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