APS William James Fellow Award Nominations

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Deadline: October 15, 2020

To nominate a candidate for the APS William James Fellow Award, please fill out the online nomination form including the following materials:

  • A 1-paragraph nomination abstract outlining the candidate’s contributions to the basic science of psychology.
  • An electronic letter of nomination that briefly describes (1-2 pages) the major empirical or theoretical contribution the candidate has made to psychology and the impact of the candidate on the field. 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)

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

Please submit all nomination materials electronically to the APS William James Fellow Award Committee at  via the online nomination form.