FPSP, in collaboration with SAGE Publications, is pleased to award the SAGE Young Scholars Awards. These awards recognize outstanding young researchers in personality and social psychology. The awardees will receive a one-time award of $5,000 to be used at their discretion for research, study, or conference travel-related purposes, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership. At least five awards are presented each year to young scholars representative of the broad spectrum of personality and social psychology research areas.
 Eligibility and Selection Criteria


  • Candidates must be between 3 to 7 years into an academic faculty position (but not including post-doctoral training) by September of the year in which they apply. Previous winners may not be renominated.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievements in social and/or personality psychology (broadly defined), conducting research that places them at the forefront of their peers. Criteria include innovation, creativity, and potential to make a significant impact on the field.

  Application Requirements


  • Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by others
  • A two-page research statement describing the candidate's current and future research plans, highlighting the work's creativity and potential impact on the field.
  • A statement (up to 200 words) regarding how the Sage Young Scholar Award would encourage their development as a future leader of the field. 
  • The nominee’s current vita in electronic format.

  Selection Process
 Award winners will be chosen by SPSPs SAGE and Heritage Award Panel

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Applications should
 be received no later than July 15th, 2020 Contact awards@spsp.org with any questions.

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