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Michele Alexander Early Career Award for Scholarship and Service (Deadline: September 15, 2018)

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Who Can Apply: The Michele Alexander Early Career Award for Scholarship and Service was established in 2005 to recognize early career excellence in scholarship as well as in service.

For this award scholarship is defined in terms of substantive academic (theoretical, empirical, or applied) contributions to the psychological study of social issues, while service defined as professional and/or community service.

This award is inspired in memory of Michele Alexander, PhD, a talented scholar and dedicated teacher who brought exceptional insight, passion, and commitment to social issues research. Alexander also gave generously to students, colleagues, and communities through voluntary service.

The award includes:

  • complimentary one-year Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) membership;
  • an honorary plaque;
  • the opportunity to attend a SPSSI-sponsored event alongside the president of the organization, thereby providing the recipient with opportunities for networking and mentorship, a special skill and commitment of Alexander’s.


  • a 500-word statement outlining how the nominee combines scholarship and service. This statement need not be written by the intended recipient of the award him/herself (i.e., one person may nominate another).
  • the nominee’s current curriculum vitae.

Deadline: September 15, 2018

Amount: Varies

Learn More: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/alexander-scholarship.aspx?tab=3