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Psychonomic Society Mid-career Award
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Call for Nominations
Closed | Deadline was March 15, 2019


The Psychonomic Society Mid-career Award is given for exceptional contributions to the field of experimental and cognitive psychology and related areas by an individual who is currently in the middle of their career. The purpose is to raise the visibility of our science and of our very best mid-career scientists within the field, within the awardees’ institutions, in the press, and in the larger community. Many universities are carefully scrutinizing departments and programs in deciding upon the deployment of limited resources, and among the most important criteria are those that indicate academic and scientific quality.


Two recipients will be formally recognized at the Annual Meeting and receive a glass award and a $2,500 cash prize plus airfare to the Annual Meeting.

The Psychonomic Society is committed to scientific merit, which entails the inclusion of scientists of all genders, races, sexual orientations, countries of origin, geographical locations, and disciplinary expertise. Please critically examine your deliberations to eliminate biases that detract from our commitment to merit.

  • Nominees will have normally completed their PhD 15-25 years before the nomination deadline.
  • The nominee must be a current Member or Fellow of the Psychonomic Society, with preference given to Fellows.

Nomination Procedures
  • Nominations may be made by any Member, Fellow, or Emeritus Member of the Psychonomic Society.
  • The nomination must be submitted using this submission form.
  • Nominations must include:
    • The nominee’s current CV.
    • Two letters of nomination no more than two pages each (one from the nominator and one from another Society Member or Fellow).
    • The nominee’s six most significant publications with an explanation of their exceptional impact.
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
  • The nominator must describe how they heard about the award.
  • The nominator must describe the nominee's involvement with the Society (e.g. attending, presenting, serving, etc.).

Call for Nominations - Opened February 9, 2019
Deadline Closed: March 15, 2019 

Please submit nominations for consideration by the Awards Committee so awardees can plan to attend and be recognized at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Selection Process

The Governing Board will designate one member of the Governing Board to serve as chair of the Awards Committee, and additional Members of the Society to serve on the Awards Committee reflecting the areas of research that are characteristic of the Society. The Awards Committee will review nominations via conference call and make recommendations about each award to the Governing Board by May 1, which will review and vote via email on whether to endorse the recommendations. Final decisions will be made by May 15, allowing recipients to submit abstracts to the meeting. The Executive Director will arrange for plaques or framed award documents and monetary awards to be presented at the Annual Meeting. The names and citations of the recipient will be published in the program of the Annual Meeting.

The Society will seek to reward excellence in any area of research relevant to the Society. Over the course of several years, the committee will make an effort to distribute awards over all the areas characteristic of the Society.


Psychonomic Society
Mid-career Award


Michael Anderson
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Kathleen McDermott
Washington University in St. Louis

Klaus Oberauer
University of Zurich, Switzerland



Michael J. Kahana
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Human memory

Sharon L.

University of Pennsylvania, USA
Cognitive neuroscience

Other awards from the
Psychonomic Society


Distinguished Leadership Award

Early Career Award

Clifford T. Morgan
Best Article Award

Graduate Travel Award

J. Frank Yates
Student Travel Award

Supporting diversity & inclusion
in cognitive psychology

International Graduate
Accommodation Awards

Psychonomic Society/Women
in Cognitive Science Travel
and Networking Award for
Junior Scientists



Psychonomic Society
Early Career Award
Psychonomic Society
Early Career Award

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