Social Psychology Call for Awards Nominations

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The Social Psychology Section's Cooley-Mead Award

Deadline: 12/1/2015

The Social Psychology Section is seeking nominations for the 2016 Cooley-Mead Award. The Cooley-Mead Award is given annually to an individual who has made lifetime contributions to distinguished scholarship in sociological social psychology. In addition to receiving the award, the recipient presents an address to the Social Psychology Section at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. A list of all prior awardees can be found at Nominations must be received by December 1, 2015 and should include a brief description of the career contributions that make the candidate deserving of the award. Please send nominations to Deborah Carr, Committee Chair, at

Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award

Deadline: 2/1/2016

The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the 2016 Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award. In 2016, the award will be given to an article or chapter published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015. Nominations must include a PDF copy of the article or chapter and a brief statement (1-2 paragraphs) regarding its merits. Please send submissions by February 1, 2016 to Kathy J. Kuipers (, Chair of committee. Nominators must be members of the ASA Social Psychology Section; self-nominations are welcome.

The Social Psychology Section Graduate Student Paper Award

Deadline: 3/1/2016

The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Paper Award. The paper should be article length. Eligible papers include those that, between March 2015 and March 2016, were submitted for a class or seminar; filed as a thesis or dissertation; presented at a professional meeting; submitted or accepted for publication; pre-published on a journal website; or published. Authors of eligible papers must be graduate students and members of the Social Psychology Section at the time of the paper submission. Authors may only submit one paper for consideration each year. Multi authored papers may be submitted if all authors are students and section members, but the prize must be shared. The recipient(s) will receive financial support to attend the ASA meetings in August in Seattle where the prize will be awarded. Please send a .PDF version of the paper by March 1, 2016 to David Melamed, Committee Chair, at

The Social Psychology Section Graduate Student Investigator Award

Deadline: 3/15/2016

The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Investigator Award. This award is designed to provide support for an innovative and outstanding research project that makes a significant contribution to social psychological scholarship. The proposed research may serve as the applicant’s dissertation, thesis, or other publishable research. The award provides $1,000 to meet some of the research expenses associated with the proposed research. More information on submission guidelines can be found at Interested graduate students should submit a proposal of no more than 10 double-spaced pages and attach a budget describing how the funds will be used to support the research, a curriculum vita, and a supporting faculty reference form (see the above link) should also be submitted. Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria: theoretical significance, creativity of the research, the appropriateness of the methods, and the potential contribution to the field of social psychology. The student should be a current member of the ASA Social Psychology Section. A student may only submit one application for consideration each year. Please send an electronic version of the proposal by March 15, 2016 to Gretchen Peterson, Committee Chair, at