Tue, 01/17/2017

The Boyd McCandless Award recognizes a young scientist who has made a distinguished theoretical contribution to developmental psychology, has conducted programmatic research of distinction, or has made a distinguished contribution to the dissemination of developmental science. The award is for continued efforts rather than a single outstanding work. Scientists who are within seven years of completion of the doctoral degrees are eligible. For the 2018 award (judged in 2017), nominees should have received their degrees in 2010 or later. In certain circumstances when the scientist has taken an extended leave of absence (e.g., for a serious health condition, for child or family care, etc.), one extra year of eligibility may be granted.

The award is presented by the membership of Division 7 of the American Psychological Association, and the award winner will be invited to address the following year's meeting of the APA.

To nominate an individual, please email the following:

  • A letter of nomination
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • Up to four representative publications
  • Suggestions for additional potential referees

Please email nomination materials to the chairs of the selection committee, Willem Frankenhuis, Marjorie Rhodes, and Luke Hyde via Willem Frankenhuis: wfrankenhuis@gmail.com

Applications are due March 15, 2017.

For more information please visit: http://www.apadivisions.org/division-7/awards/mccandless.aspx