APS Rising Stars Nominations

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Nominations Process: Each nomination must be supported by two APS Members, one of whom must be an APS Fellow. 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

Nominations of candidates from diverse gender, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged.

To nominate a candidate for designation as an APS Rising Star, please complete this online form.

Eligibility: Eligibility for the 2018 nomination period is limited to individuals who received a PhD between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017. 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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