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Call for 2018 APA Lecturer Nominations


by SIOP Administrative Office

The American Psychological Association’s Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) and Science Directorate are soliciting nominations for speakers for the 2018 Master Lecture Program and the 2018 Distinguished Scientist Lecture Program.

                                       Nominations must be received by February 17, 2017.

The Master Lecture Program supports up to five psychological scientists to speak at the APA Annual Convention. A list of previously selected speakers can be found online. BSA has organized the lectures into 10 core areas that reflect the range of research in the field. Each year, five of these areas are addressed by master lecturers. Speakers for the 2018 convention, to be held in San Francisco, August 9-12, will be chosen to have expertise in the following areas:

  • Developmental psychology
  • Learning, behavior and action
  • Methodology
  • Psychopathology and treatment
  • Social and cultural psychology

The Distinguished Scientist Lecture Program supports up to three psychological scientists to speak at regional psychological association meetings to be held in 2018. Speakers must be actively engaged in research, with expertise in any area. A list of previously selected speakers can be found online.

All nominees should be excellent public speakers. BSA will review all nominations at its 2017 spring meeting and then begin to contact potential speakers for these programs. Nominations may be for either the Master Lecture Program or Distinguished Scientist Lecture Program or both. Selected speakers receive an honorarium of $500 and reimbursement for travel expenses, up to $1,500.

Nominations should include name, institution and research area of the nominee as well as a nomination letter and CV. The one-page nominating letter must include a paragraph on why the nominee would be a good candidate to lecture.

Please send this information by email to Philip Casey, APA Science Directorate (telephone: 202-336-5146). Learn more on APA’s website here.