Division of Scientific & Academic Affairs Awards

Nominations Call:

NJPA's Division of Academic & Scientific Affairs is pleased to announce several awards that will recognize the accomplishments and scholarly contributions our students and colleagues. All applications are due July 19, 2019 and will be presented at our Fall 2019 Conference. Self-nominations are encouraged and nominees need not be members of NJPA. The Committee on Academic and Scientific Affairs reserves the right to make all final determinations on which awardees will be selected. NJPA's Division of Academic & Scientific Affairs is pleased to also announce a call for posters for the November poster session. The poster submission due date is July 1, 2019.

Professional awards recognizing the contributions of psychologists in the state of New Jersey will be offered during our conference. These awards include 1) The Distinguished Researcher Award; 2) The Distinguished Teacher Award and 3) The Emerging Researcher Award.

Our division offers three student awards: 1) Undergraduate Student Researcher Award; 2) Graduate Student Research Award; and 3) Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Awards Application.

All award recipients are invited to attend our Fall Conference Award Ceremony where their work and contributions are recognized. Student award recipients are invited to present their scholarly work at a poster session held during the conference. To submit a nomination, please click here. 

Nominations must be submitted online through our online form and include the following information:
1.  Name, terminal degree of candidate, and institutional affiliation.
2.  Contact information—mailing address, telephone number & email of candidate.
3.  Title of research presentation, thesis or dissertation if appropriate (depending on the award).
4. A 500-word statement describing the candidate's contributions/ reason for the nomination.
5. Abstracts of any relevant work (maximum of 5)
6. Curriculum vita or resume
7. Three letters of endorsement including the endorser's credentials 

Professional Award Details: 

The Distinguished Researcher Award is given to a psychologist who has a distinguished record of research in any area of psychology and holds a full-time academic or scientific position. Awardee receives a certificate and can select a graduate student to receive a $300 scholarship in the award recipient’s honor.

The Distinguished Teacher Award is given to a psychologist who has a distinguished record of teaching in any area of psychology and holds a full-time academic or scientific position. Awardee receives a certificate and can select a graduate student to receive a $300 scholarship in the award recipient’s honor.

The Emerging Researcher Award is given to a psychologist who has made a substantial contribution to research in any area of psychology, is a full-time academician or scientist, and has received a doctoral degree within the past 10 years. Awardee receives a certificate and $100. 

Student Award Details:

Undergraduate Student Researcher Award:
This award is presented either to an undergraduate psychology major attending a New Jersey college or university who has demonstrated exceptional research potential as determined by his or her academic department.

Graduate Student Research Award:
This award is presented to a graduate student in psychology who is either attending a New Jersey college or university or interning in a New Jersey institution or an NJPA student affiliate, who has demonstrated exceptional research potential as determined by his or her academic department. This research should have been completed within the last two years. The awardee is invited to present his/her research as a poster at the NJPA Fall Conference. 

Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Award: 
This award is presented to graduate students in recognition of outstanding scholarly work, Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation, from any specialty within a psychology graduate program in New Jersey. The works nominated should be superior in quality, design, and especially, represent a significant contribution to psychology or society as a whole. Each graduate program is asked to nominate one student in each category. 

Poster Submission Call - July 1, 2019 Due Date:
On behalf of the New Jersey Psychological Association’s Division of Academic & Scientific Affairs, you are invited to submit proposals of your scholarly work for NJPA’s poster hall section of the Fall 2019 Conference being held November 1-2, 2019. Submissions should discuss research (for example, psychological research, clinical research, applied research etc.) that has not been presented or published elsewhere. All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by a review committee. Although membership is not required for submission, please note that there is a special member registration rate for the conference and all presenters must register for the conference. We welcome your involvement in our organization and encourage you to seek membership in NJPA or become a student affiliate member. To submit a Poster Proposal, please click here.


 

 


Nomination Form
All award recipients are invited to attend our Fall Conference Award Ceremony where their work and contributions are recognized.  Student award recipients are invited to present their scholarly work as a poster session held during the conference (see award descriptions). 

All award applications are due July 19, 2019 and will be presented at our Fall 2019 conference.
Nominations must be submitted online through the NJPA website and include the following information:
•    Name, terminal degree of candidate and institutional affiliation.
•    Contact information—mailing address, telephone number & email of candidate.
•    Title of research presentation, thesis or dissertation if appropriate (depending on the award).
•    A 500-word statement describing the candidate's contributions/ reason for the nomination.
•    Abstracts of any relevant work (maximum of 5)
•    Curriculum vita
•    Three letters of endorsement including the endorser's credentials