NJPA Academic & Scientific Affairs Awards & Student Poster Session

Six (6) NJPA Academic & Scientific Affairs Awards
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.
2019 Winner - Daniel Mahoney, EdD   Acceptance Statement 

 

 

 

 

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.

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. 

The 2019 Graduate Student Research Award is presented to Sekinat Kuku for her research on “Symptoms in Non-Offending African-American/Black and Latinx Parents of Sexually Abused Children: Ethnicity/Race and Immigration-related Differences.”  She is a doctoral student at William Paterson University advised by Dr. Aileen Torres.


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. 

The 2019 Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented to Shoshana May, Doctoral Student at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, for her dissertation on “Perspectives from the d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Population on Deaf Mental Health Care Throughout the Life Span.”

 

 

Details about the Awards Nominations Call:

Stay tuned for 2020 submission due dates.
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. The awards are not necessarily issued each year. 

NJPA Poster Session

Click here to view the 2019 NJPA Poster Session Participants List - See them all at the November 2019 Fall Conference

Stay tuned for the 2020 submission due date. Poster 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.
All 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

 

     

 Stay tuned for 2020 submission due dates.

Nomination Form