American Psychological Association Invites Nominations for AIDS Leadership Awards

The American Psychological Association is accepting nominations for its annual Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award.

Two awards are granted each year, one in the category of Emerging Leader and one in the category of Distinguished Leader. Successful candidates will have made significant contributions in the areas of policy/advocacy, research, service provision, and/or teaching/mentoring as defined below:

Policy/Advocacy — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in policy/advocacy-related activities that improve the welfare of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or improves the delivery of prevention services to individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.

Research — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in the conduct, dissemination, and translation of high-quality research in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment/care, and/or policy.

Service Provision — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in the delivery of psychological services to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or the delivery of technical or support services to community agencies that provide a range of HIV/AIDS-related services to individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.

Teaching/Mentoring — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in educating psychologists or students in psychology about HIV/AIDS practice, research, and/or policy. 

As defined by the association, emerging leaders are psychologists who have received their doctorate within the past ten years, have made substantial contributions to the field of HIV/AIDS, and show promise of an extensive, influential career. Distinguished leaders are psychologists who have worked for ten years or more after receiving their doctorate. Applicants should have a longstanding influence on HIV/AIDS issues and should be recognized leaders in the field. All nominees must be must be a member of APA.

For complete program guidelines, information about past recipients, and application instructions, see the American Psychological Association website.

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Deadline: August 31, 2019