The Psychonomic Society will confer scientific awards each year upon young scientists who have made significant contributions to scientific psychology early in their careers. The purpose of the awards is to raise the visibility of our science and of our very best young 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. In the recent NRC rankings of graduate programs, “number of academic awards” was among the criteria that contributed to assessing program quality. By including the voice of the Psychonomic Society in such assessments, we can contribute to the continued strength of our field. Each year the Psychonomic Society will name not more than four awardees. One nominee, whose research is closest to the areas of perception and attention, will receive the Steven Yantis Early Career Award. The awardees will be formally recognized at the Annual Meeting, and will receive an award and a $2,500 cash prize plus airfare to the Annual Meeting. The names of awardees will be displayed permanently on the Society’s web site.
Application deadline: 15 March 2019