Social Psychology Section

Award rules

The Section has three awards: Early Career (annually), Mid-Career (awarded biennially, next in 2019), and Award for Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology (awarded biennially, next in 2018). Please see below for the associated rules for each of our awards.

Early Career Award

The full rules of the Early Career Award are as follows:

1.    The award is given in recognition of outstanding research in social psychology by an early-career scholar and is determined by the submission of a single published paper that has stemmed from the nominee’s PhD.  Papers in press and published online in advance of final publication are counted as published for the purpose of the award.  Recipients may be of any nationality but must have studied for their PhD or currently be working in a UK institution.  Early Career is defined to scholars awarded their doctorate within 5 years of successful completion of the viva voce examination and any required corrections.

2.    Nominations should be accompanied by a supporting statement outlining the significance of the nominee’s contribution.  This may be from any individual who is able to comment on the contribution of the nominee, such as an External Examiner of their PhD.   This statement would not normally be from the PhD supervisor or co-author of the submitted paper; the nominee cannot provide a statement in support of their own nomination.  Nominations can only be made by a third party who must themselves be Section members, although nominees do not need to be Section members.

3.    Previous recipients of the award are not eligible for nomination.

4.    The award is made annually.

5.    The next deadline for nominations will be 19th March 2018, 5 pm.

6.    The award will be judged by the Section Committee.  Committee members must declare any conflict of interests prior to participating in the decision making process.  The Committee’s decision is final.

7.    The Section Committee reserves the right not to make an award in any given year if it judges this to be appropriate.

8.    Nominations should be sent by email to the Hon. Secretary, Dr Daniel Jolley ([email protected])

Nominators should seek the consent of the nominee before nomination.  Supporting statements should be emailed by the nominator to the Hon. Secretary with a clear indication of the name of the person they are nominating.   A typeset copy of the published paper (in PDF format) should also be sent to the Hon. Secretary with the nomination.  If a typeset copy (i.e. the final published version or page proofs) is not available, then the nominee should forward notification of the article’s acceptance to the Hon. Secretary alongside the manuscript.

9.    The recipient of the Award will receive a prize and be invited to give a talk at the 2018 Section workshop. The recipient will receive one day complimentary registration, alongside UK travel expenses and one night accommodation.

 

Mid-Career Award Rules

1.  The award is given in recognition of outstanding research in social psychology by a mid-career scholar.  Recipients may be of any nationality but must currently be working in a UK institution.  Mid-Career is defined loosely and might typically apply to scholars awarded their doctorate between 5 and 20 years ago.

2.  Nominations should be accompanied by a supporting statement outlining the significance of the nominee’s contribution.  This may be from any individual who is able to comment on the contribution of the nominee.  The sole exception to this is that the nominee cannot provide a statement in support of their own nomination.  Nominations can only be made by Section members, although nominees do not need to be Section members.

3.  Previous recipients of the award are not eligible for nomination.

4.  The award is made biennially.

5.  The next deadline for will be annoucned in 2019.

6.  The award will be judged by the Section Committee.  Committee members must declare any conflict of interests prior to participating in the decision making process.  The Committee’s decision is final.

7.  The Section Committee reserves the right not to make an award in any given year if it judges this to be appropriate.

8.  Nominations should be sent by email to the Hon. Secretary, Dr Daniel Jolley ([email protected])

Nominators should seek the consent of the nominee before nominating them.  Supporting statements should be emailed by the nominator to the Hon. Secretary with a clear indication of the name of the person they are nominating.

9.  The recipient of the Award will receive a prize and be invited to give a talk at the 2017 Section conference. The recipient will receive one day complimentary registration, alongside travel and one night accommodation.

 

Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology Award Rules

1. The award is given in recognition of a distinguished contribution to social psychology over the duration of one’s career. Recipients may be of any nationality but must currently be working in a UK institution.

2. Nominations should be accompanied by a supporting statement outlining the significance of the nominee’s contribution. This may be from any individual who is able to comment on the contribution of the nominee. The sole exception to this is that the nominee cannot provide a statement in support of their own nomination. Nominations can only be made by a third party who must themselves be Section members, although nominees do not need to be Section members.

3. Previous recipients of the award are not eligible for nomination.

4. The award is made biennially.

5. The next deadline for nominations - will be 19th March 2018, 5 pm.

6. The award will be judged by the Section Committee. Committee members must declare any conflict of interests prior to participating in the decision making process. The Committee’s decision is final.

7. The Section Committee reserves the right not to make an award in any given year if it judges this to be appropriate.

8. Nominations should be sent by email to the Hon. Secretary, Dr Daniel Jolley ([email protected]). 

Nominators should seek the consent of the nominee before nominating them. Supporting statements should be emailed by the nominator to the Hon. Secretary with a clear indication of the name of the person they are nominating.

9.    The recipient of the Award will receive a prize and be invited to give a talk at the 2018 Section workshop. The recipient will receive one day complimentary registration, alongside UK travel expenses and one night accommodation.