The Carol and Ed Diener Award in Personality Psychology is designed to recognize a mid-career scholar (approximately 15-25 years from their first tenure-track appointment) whose work has added substantially to the body of knowledge to the personality field and/or brings together personality psychology and social psychology.

Recipients of this award receive a $1000 honorarium and accompanying plaque, which are presented at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the SPSP Annual Convention. In addition, up to $1500 for convention travel, registration, and hotel expenses are provided, as well as a complimentary one-year SPSP membership. This award was endowed by Carol and Ed Diener through the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology.


  • Recipients will be mid-career (approximately 15-25 years past their first appointment) who have made significant contributions to the field of personality psychology.

Application Requirements

  • Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by others.
  • A brief bullet-ed list describing how the nominee's work fits the award criteria is required.
  • Nominee’s current vita in electronic format.

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