Early Career Psychologist Service Award

Now Accepting Applications

The Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Service Award has been established to honor an Early Career, Board Certified Psychologist for:

  1. Notable service to ABPP  and/or
  2. Notable service to other professional psychology organizations

An early career psychologist is defined as being within 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree. 

The recipient of the award will receive a $1,000 award and be honored at the ABPP Convocation during the APA Annual Convention.

Eligibility Criteria
Nominees must have obtained their psychology doctoral degrees after 12/31/11.

Nominees must have ECP status as of April 15, 2021, and must be a current ABPP specialist.

Award Criteria
These awards are to be conferred upon psychologists who throughout their careers have demonstrated exceptional service to the field of psychology that merits special recognition. Such service may be in support of ABPP and/or other professional psychology organizations (e.g., Divisions of the American Psychological Association; state boards of psychology; specialty academies; local, state, regional, or national psychology organizations; psychology journal editorial boards; psychology consumer groups, etc.).  Service contributions may occur in a variety of ways, including leadership positions, committee membership, or ad hoc volunteer activities.   Service contributions should be beyond the requirements inherent in the psychologist’s employment responsibilities (e.g., service on University committees; activities for work groups internal to the employment setting, etc.).

Nominations must be submitted with a maximum of two nomination letters. The letter of nomination should detail the nominee’s service contributions in the field of psychology. Self-nominations are acceptable, however only one additional nomination letter would be allowed. All letters must be signed and must be from psychologists familiar with the nominee’s service contributions.

Checklist: 

  • 2 Letters of Nomination (if self-nominating, this will count as one letter) 
  • Nominee’s CV

For questions regarding online submissions contact lanette@abpp.org
For questions regarding the ECP Service Award nominations contact ECPServiceAward@abpp.org

Submit Early Career Psychologist Award Nomination Form

Background: 
The Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Service Award has been established to honor an Early Career, Board Certified Psychologist for:
(a) Notable service to ABPP and/or
(b) Notable service to other professional psychology organizations

An early career psychologist is defined as being within 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Nominees must have obtained their psychology doctoral degrees after 12/31/11.
  • Nominees must have ECP status as of April 15, 2021, and must be a current ABPP specialist.
Nomination packet must include all items below to be complete:
  • Two letters of nomination (if self-nominating, this will count as one letter).
  • The nominee’s Vita.

Nominations must be submitted by midnight, April 15, 2022

Nominator's Name(Required)
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