Call for Nominations

Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology. Division 38 gives four awards each year for outstanding contributions to the field. One goes to a “senior” researcher member (i.e., someone who received her or his terminal degree > 10 years ago); one goes to a “early career” researcher member (i.e., someone who earned his/her terminal degree within the past 10 years); one goes to a clinical service provider member; and one goes to a health psychology educator/trainer.

  • To nominate someone for the Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by a Senior Professional Award, please send a 1-2 page letter describing the individual’s work and why that person is worthy of recognition, as well as a copy of the individual’s CV.
  • For the Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award, please send a 1-2 page letter describing the individual’s work and why that person is worthy of recognition, a copy of the individual’s CV, and a few (2-3) key publications.
  • The Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychologyis intended to recognize outstanding commitment to clinical health psychology by a full-time provider of direct clinical services. Nominees should typically spend a minimum of twenty hours weekly in direct, face-to-face patient care, in assessment or therapy, in individual or group settings. Additional time may be spent in professional activities such as consultation, teaching, supervision, or research. To nominate someone for the Clinical Service Award, please send a 1-2 page letter describing the individual’s work and why that person is worthy of recognition, as well as a copy of the nominee’s CV.
  • The Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and Training in Health Psychology was instituted in 2014 in honor of Dr. Cynthia Belar (who was also the first recipient). To nominate someone, please send a 1-2 page letter describing the individual’s work and why that person is worthy of recognition, as well as a copy of the individual’s CV. 

Nathan Perry Career Service Award. This award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to Division 38 and/or the advancement of health psychology as a field, nationally and/or internationally. To nominate someone for the Career Service Award, please send a 1-2 page letter describing the individual’s contributions and achievements as they pertain to the above guidelines.

Although students and post-doctoral fellows may nominate candidates for these awards, there should be an additional letter of support from a more senior colleague in the field, who may be able to talk about the candidate’s contributions from a broader vantage point.

All nominees must be current members of Division 38. Self-nominations are welcome. Each of the Division 38 Awards above is accompanied by a $500 honorarium. Recipients must submit a signed W-9 form in order to receive the honorarium. Professional Award winners may be granted a $500 travel stipend in order to attend the APA convention and receive their award in person.

Nominations for all Division 38 Awards should be sent as e-mail attachments to the Division’s Administrative Officer, Barbara Keeton (apadiv38@verizon.net) by March 15 of each year. Nominations received after the deadline may be considered for the following year.

These awards, as well as the Graduate Student Research Awards, Early Career Professionals Travel Awards, Student Poster Awards, and any special service awards directed by the Awards Committee, are presented at the Division’s Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with the APA Annual Convention.