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The SPSP Fellowship Committee is currently accepting nominations for SPSP Fellows.

 To be considered as an SPSP Fellow, you must:

  • Be a member of SPSP.
  • Have earned your Ph.D. more than 10  years ago.
  • Have made an extraordinary and distinctive contribution to the science of Personality and Social Psychology. 

The society recognizes that key contributions can be made not only by academic researchers, but also by teacher/scholars (whose job descriptions might entail little or no research) and applied scholars (who job descriptions entail little or no teaching and mentoring).

Applications will be reviewed taking into consideration the nature of the nominee’s position and key contributions to field. Thus, nominations should indicate which of the following categories best reflects the emphasis of the applicant’s position.

Research Emphasis - Review will approximately weight research 50%, teaching and mentoring 25%, and service 25%

Teaching Emphasis - Review will approximately weight research 25%, teaching and mentoring 50%, and service 25%

Applied Emphasis - Review will approximately weight research 50% and service 50%

Criteria that will be considered include scientific contributions, service to the field and community outreach, and excellence in teaching and mentoring (if applicable)

Scientific Contributions: The committee will consider a candidate’s publication record (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, and edited volumes) and the scholarly impact of the candidate’s work on theory, data, or methods (e.g., citation counts, research awards, transformative or highly generative works). Impact of research can also be interpreted more broadly to consider the application of research to real world contexts or to inform public policy. This also includes working in government, non-profits, or industry, other evidence of research (even if not externally published) having scientific impact outside their organization will be considered.  

Service to the Field and/or Community Outreach: The committee will consider service contributions to professional organizations, scientific conferences, grant panels, journal editing or editorial boards, task-forces, outreach activities or knowledge translation to stakeholder groups, professional audiences, or general public, scientific blogs, contributions to academic centers or consortia, etc.  

Teaching and Mentoring: The committee will consider evidence of excellence in teaching, pedagogy, and/or mentoring at either the undergraduate, graduate level or executive/professional level. This can include developing and disseminating new curricula, writing a textbook or developing a teaching tool, receiving teaching awards, attracting students from underrepresented groups to the field, going above and beyond the norm in student supervision, mentoring, and leadership and/or producing any kind of scholarly work that improves the teaching of social and personality psychology.

Nominations and self-nominations are welcome.

More information is available at http://spsp.org/membership/fellows .Deadline to submit your application is April 20, 2024.


Please contact awards@spsp.org with any additional questions. 

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