Submission Deadline: March 18, 2024

Senior Investigator Award Nomination

The Senior Investigator award is given to recognize significant contributions to Developmental Psychobiology made by a senior scientist. Nominations for the award must be made by a Regular or Early-Career Member of the Society. The winner of the award will be invited to give a special presentation of their work at the annual meeting.


a. The nominee must be a current or former member of the society
b. The nominee must have a record of academic accomplishments and independent, significant and sustained contributions to the field
c. The nominee must have received their Ph.D. or M.D. at least 20 years prior to the nomination for the Senior Investigator award.

Nomination materials:

1. A letter documenting the nominee’s research and scholarly contributions.
2. The nominee’s current CV highlighting the nominee’s three most significant publications.

Your nomination will be sent to the Awards Committee for review along with all completed applications received by the submission deadline.

Senior Investigator Award Winners:


2023 Senior Investigator Award, George F Michel, Ph. D., Emeritus Professor of Psychology
University of North Carolina Greensboro More Details

2022 Senior Investigator Award, David J. Lewkowicz, PhD, Senior Research Scientist Haskins Laboratories and Professor Adjunct in the Yale Child Study Center and the Yale Department of Psychology More Details

2021 Senior Investigator Award, Regina Marie Sullivan, PhD, Professor Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Researcher, Nathan Kline Institute
NYUMC Neuroscience Institute
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, NY 10016


2020 Senior Investigator Award, Mark S. Blumberg, PhD, Wendell Miller Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of Iowa

2019 Senior Investigator AwardMartha Ann Bell, Professor of Psychology, Virginia Tech

2018 Senior Investigator Award, Robert Lickliter, 
Florida International University
Miami, United States