How to Apply
Individuals may nominate themselves or a colleague. To be considered or nominate a colleague for this award, an individual or nominator must:
- Be a current APA member
- Fill out the common application
- Submit two 1-2 page letters of recommendation explaining why they are deserving of the award
- Submit a CV
This award will recognize an individual in the middle or later stages of their DEI career. They will have demonstrated sustained leadership in multiple DEI-related academic domains (e.g., education, clinical, research, workforce development, and community engagement/advocacy), and established at least national impact.
APA members from all professions and specialties are eligible for this award, and members from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
Excellence is assessed by:
- The quantity of related activities
- The quality and impact
- Demonstrated mentorship and sponsorship of diverse trainees and junior faculty careers
The selection committee will prioritize those whose impact has led to measured outcomes, development of sustainable and reproducible interventions (e.g., generalized outside of their local institution), and demonstrated collaborations across multiple groups.