McGuigan Early Career Investigator Prize: Call for nominations

Deadline is March 1, 2018.

Nominations are invited for the 2018 F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Prize. This $15,000 prize is given to recognize and support the efforts of an early career psychological scientist who is pursuing research that aims to advance, either empirically or theoretically, a materialistic understanding of the human mind. The research may address any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and should utilize behavioral and/or neuroscientific methods.

Nominees must have earned a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field, and be ten or fewer years postdoctoral degree at the time of the nomination deadline. Nominees must have an affiliation with an accredited college, university or other research institution. The prize will be awarded to the recipient’s institution for the benefit of his or her research. The funds may not be used for faculty salaries or indirect costs.

The recipient will be selected based on the quality of the research conducted and published to date, as well as the promise of research planned for the next five years.

Additional information about the prize, including nomination procedures and a list of previous winners, can be found on the McGuigan Prize website.

The McGuigan Prize, which is given biannually, is sponsored by the American Psychological Foundation (APF), a grant-making philanthropic organization affiliated with APA. The prize is funded by a bequest from, and represents the scientific interests of, Frank Joseph McGuigan (1924-1998), an experimental psychologist known for his work in psychophysiology, cognition and stress. The APA Science Directorate administers the award on behalf of APF.

Nomination deadline: March 1, 2018.

Questions can be emailed to the APA Science Directorate.