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2021 Fellow Nominations
Apply now to join the Spring Class of Fellows | Deadline March 1


Established by the Psychonomic Society Governing Board in 2014, the Fellows program recognizes members who demonstrate clear evidence of independent scholarship, active engagement in methodologically rigorous and theoretically interesting high level research, and indications of an imminent national/international reputation for excellence in the psychological sciences. Fellows shall be persons who have demonstrated that they are well qualified to conduct and to supervise scientific research in psychology or allied sciences.

Eligibility & Application Requirements

Before you start the submission process, please carefully review the following guidelines for submitting a Fellow nomination:

The Psychonomic Society is committed to scientific merit, which entails the inclusion of scientists regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability status, country of origin, geographic location, and disciplinary expertise. Please critically examine your deliberations to eliminate biases that detract from our commitment to merit.

(Requirements updated 06/08/2020)

  • A PhD or equivalent, and 3+ years of post-PhD experience.

  • Published significant, peer-reviewed research beyond the doctoral dissertation. This includes at least six recent research publications in high-quality refereed journals, in addition to publications resulting from the PhD. You are allowed to include articles accepted for publication. The application must make clear that the applicant has a track record of independent research. When publications appear in non-English sources, provide a description of those sources and of their review process.

  • Active, independent scientific research must be in psychology or allied sciences.

  • A member of the Psychonomic Society in good standing, for a minimum of 2 years, with dues paid for the current year.

  • Self-nominations are accepted. 

Package Requirements

  • Must submit a curriculum vitae with the non-PhD-related publications indicating an independent research career highlighted. List the candidate's (1) name, (2) mailing and email address, (3) history of employment, (4) degrees, (5) research experience, (6) honors, (7) memberships, and (8) service to the field through committee work, advisory boards, editorial boards, etc. (package requirement)

  • Must read and agree to follow the PS Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct.
  • Must obtain a recommendation for Fellowship by a current Fellow of the Society.

Please contact us with questions on Fellow application process.


  • An active Psychonomic Society membership (with dues paid for the current year) is required.
  • Fellow status in the Psychonomic Society is required.
  • Supporter letter on letterhead stationary is preferred.
  • Supporter's name, title, institution, and contact information are required.
  • Diverse supporters (i.e. individuals who are not currently/recently associated with the nominee’s institution) are strongly encouraged.


  • Free registration to the Annual Meeting.
  • Fellow submissions to the Annual Meeting receive the highest priority for acceptance as spoken presentations.
  • Eligible to submit nominations for Psychonomic Society awards, including:
    • Early Career Award
    • Mid-Career Award
    • Distinguished Leadership Award
  • Eligible to submit proposals for a Leading Edge Workshop.
  • Eligible to submit proposals for a Collaborative Symposium.
  • Eligible to participate in the annual election process by providing nominations for Governing Board candidates, and by voting for candidates.
  • Free online access to the seven Psychonomic Society Journals.
  • Access to the searchable, online Member Directory.
  • You may add FPsyS as an acronym to your e-signature.

Process Overview

  • The Chair of the Fellows Committee, as well as two additional members of the Governing Board, are appointed by the Chair of the Governing Board for a one-year term.
  • Fellows nominations (self-nominations are permitted) can be made by any Psychonomic Society member (Member, Fellow, or Emeritus categories) in good standing by the March 1 and September 1 nomination deadlines. Graduate students are not eligible.
  • The Fellows Committee members review each nomination and make their recommendation to the Chair, who then forwards the list to the Governing Board for final approval.
  • Successful candidates are notified between six and eight weeks after the application deadline.
  • General feedback is provided to the unsuccessful candidates based on the deliberations of the Fellows Committee.

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Fellows Committee

Fernanda Ferreira (Chair)
University of California, Davis, USA

Maryanne Garry
University of Waikato,
New Zealand

Angela Gutchess
Brandeis University, USA

Holly Taylor
Tufts University, USA

Duane Watson
Vanderbilt University, USA


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