Seeking nominations for APA’s early career award in developmental psychology – the Boyd McCandless Award

Boyd McCandless Award

Sponsored by APA’s Division 7 (Developmental Psychology),  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. 

Eligibility: Scientists who are within seven years of completion of the doctoral degrees are eligible, and for the 2022 award (to be judged in 2021), nominees should have received their degrees in 2013 or later. In special circumstances when the scientist has taken an extended leave of absence (e.g., for his/her own serious health condition, for the birth or care of his/her child, to care for an immediate family member who has a serious health condition, etc.), one extra year of eligibility may be granted. Any scientist wishing to be considered for an extra year of eligibility should submit a letter explaining the circumstances to the Chairs of the Award Committee along with official documentation of the leave. 

Application: The annual deadline is March 15.

Nominations should include:

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

Please email nomination materials to the chairs of the selection committee:

Elizabeth Gunderson
[email protected]
Department of Psychology
Temple University

Jennifer Silvers
[email protected]
Department of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles