Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Fellow status is typically awarded for one’s scientific contributions, but may also be awarded for exceptional contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings. Researchers who have an outstanding record of mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, working with research participants from diverse backgrounds, and making outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion within the field of psychological science qualify for consideration.
APS Members may nominate another APS Member for Fellow status at any time; the spring review deadline is April 1, and the fall review deadline is October 15. Candidates will be considered after 10 years of postdoctoral contribution. A committee consisting of APS Fellows from the diverse sub-disciplines of psychology reviews nominations. The APS Board of Directors votes on committee recommendations twice a year. The committee will notify nominators of the results.
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 materials should be submitted via the online Fellows nomination form and include the following:
- A 1-2 page letter of nomination specifying why the candidate is judged to have made sustained outstanding contributions to the field of psychological science.
- Nominee’s current curriculum vitae
- Two additional 1-2-page letters of support from outstanding contributors to scientific psychology familiar with the nominee’s work. (Three total letters should be submitted: one letter of nomination and two letters of support.) Please do not submit more than two letters of support.
Note: The nominations process has been updated from previous years and it is no longer required that one of the letters of support come from an APS Fellow.
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APS Fellows Committee
Winfred Arthur, Jr. (Chair), Texas A&M University
NiCole Buchanan, Michigan State University
Fang Fang, Peking University
Elizabeth Gershoff, University of Texas at Austin
Elizabeth Marsh, Duke University
Candice Odgers, University of California, Irvine
Natalie Sebanz, Central European University
Ayse Uskul, University of Kent