Committee on Scientific Awards
The Committee on Scientific Awards (COSA) administers APA's scientific awards for outstanding contributions to scientific psychology. The committee, on behalf of APA, also submits nominations of prominent psychologists for awards bestowed by other scientific organizations.
The APA Awards Committee selects recipients for the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, the Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology and the Distinguished Scientific Awards for Early Career Contributions to Psychology.
Nominations are solicited each year through a general call for nominations published in the American Psychologist, the APA Monitor and the Science Directorate's Psychological Science Agenda. The deadline is June 1 each year.
Suzanne Wandersman (email)
2015 Chair: Scott M. Monroe (2013-15)
University of Notre Dame
Susan Goldin-Meadow (2013-15)
University of Chicago
James Grau (2014-16)
Texas A&M University
Hazel R. Markus (2014-16)
Karen A. Matthews (2015-17)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Linda Smith (2015-17)
Previous Distinguished Scientific Award winners (PDF, 131KB)