Presidents' Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge
This Award recognises the achievements of an individual currently engaged in psychological research of the highest possible standard. This award looks for someone who is mid-career and the winner does not have to be an existing member of the BPS or reside in the UK.
The Award includes Lifetime Membership of the BPS and a commemorative certificate.
For further information on how to make a nomination, and a link to the electronic application form, please contact us.
- Nominators must be full members of the BPS.
- Nominees do not have to be members of the BPS.
- Nominees do not have to be UK residents.
- We are unable to accept self-nominations for this award.
Nominees will have:
- Advanced understanding demonstrated by making a major outstanding contribution in particular sub-field(s) of Psychology (rather than a culmination of a career in psychology).
- Engaged in research of outstanding quality as evidenced through significant books, journal articles and other specific key contributions or developments.
The Award sub-committee, made up of Research Board members, considers all nominations received.
The Sub-Committee may decide not to make an award in any given year or, in exceptional circumstances, they may make more than one award.
We ask nominators to:
- Complete the nomination form to show how the candidate meets the criteria.
- Include a copy of the candidate’s full CV.
- Include the names and email addresses of three potential referees.
- Assume that the judges have no prior knowledge of the person and provide clear information and evidence of how they meet the criteria.
- Use active language and, where the nominee has worked as part of a team, make it clear what the individual contributed and how this differed from others.
Nominators must declare all personal and professional conflicts of interest – e.g. if nominating a spouse/partner or other relation.
Please note: A Conflict of interest will not prevent acceptance of the nomination, but will be borne in mind by the awarding panel when considering the award. If we become aware of an undeclared conflict of interest, we regret that we will have to discount it.
Professor Daniel Freeman
Matthew Lambon Ralph
Dominic Abrams and Jon Driver
N. J. Mackintosh
Jeffrey A. Gray
Alan D. Baddeley