Each year the division recognizes individuals who have demonstrated oustanding clinical work, teaching, research, and other service. Recipients are nominated by members, and awards are determined by the executive board. A description of the award categories (including previous winners) are below the nomination procedures.
Any member of SPSMM may make a nomination, and you can nominate yourself. All nomination materials must be submitted in one complete file attachment by the nominator to the Awards Committee Chair. This file should include the following:
- A cover letter detailing the award and the person being nominated
- One letter of support from an individual other than the nominator
- The nominee's vita (if available)
- A phone number where the nominated person can be reached (can be included in the cover letter)
Researcher of the Year nominations should indicate publications for which the nominee is being honored. This information can be detailed in the cover letter or in a separate document. Please email applications to Dr. Jay Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2013.
PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognizes a psychologist who has provided outstanding clinical service to men. Criteria for selection include: membership in SPSMM; at least 51% of work time devoted to providing clinical services to men; clinical activities must clearly foster the positive psychological adjustment of men.
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD
This award honors outstanding service at the local, state, or national level that reflects a significant contribution to the SPSMM or promotes positive policy changes that enhance the well-being of men. Eligibility criteria include long-term service contributions and positive impact on SPSMM or public policy. Nominee does not need to be a member of SPSMM.
RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
his award honors outstanding published research concerning males and masculinity. Eligibility criteria include membership in SPSMM; work clearly related to the psychological study of men and masculinity; work may include quantitative or qualitative research; scholarly reviews of the literature; theoretical models and approaches to treatment. Awards are given for the current year (January 1 of the year prior to the award presentation) or for thematic scholarship consisting of several works published over the course of many years; nominations should specify whether they are for the “current year” or “lifetime” award..
STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award honors an undergraduate of graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance, counseling practice, or research pertaining to boys, adolescent males, men, or masculinity. Nominees should be a student member of SPSMM, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be involved counseling practice or research pertaining to masculinity. Nomination materials should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from two professors within the nominee‚s academic department.
LOREN FRANKEL STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD
This award honors a graduate student, post-doc, or new psychologist who has recently completed and defended a dissertation pertaining to boys, adolescent males men or masculinity. Nominees should be able to demonstrate their successful defense or submission of a finished dissertation after July 1 of the previous year. Nominees need not be members of SPSMM. Nomination materials should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation; one from a member of the dissertation committee, and one from a professor within the nominee‚s academic department.
STUDENT POSTER AWARD
This award is given to a student who is first author on a poster presented at the APA convention during SPSMM's poster session. The award is based on clarity of the poster, [potential] impact of the work, and sophistication of the study (i.e., research question, sampling, design, statistics). All student authored posters are evaluated; pre-conference submission of materials is NOT required.
OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR BOYS AWARD
This award recognizes exceptional contributions that enhance the well-being of boys or adolescent males. The award will consider research, service, or therapeutic contributions that have improved the lives of boys. Nominee does need to be a member of SPSMM.
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