APS Rising Stars Nominations

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Nominations Process: Each nomination must be supported by two APS Members: A primary nominator is responsible for submitting the nomination form, and will be asked to provide the name and email address of a secondary nominator, who will receive a link to their portion of the nomination form via email. 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.

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

  • significant publications
  • significant recognitions
  • significant discoveries, methodological innovations, or theoretical or empirical contributions
  • work with potentially broad impact
  • commitment to diversity in science
  • 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.

Primary nominators should complete this nomination form, accessible only to APS Members.

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, active duty military service, or complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. 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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