Awards

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star award honors the efforts and contributions of an early career psychologist with an interest in multicultural research, teaching, advocacy, policy, and/or clinical care.  

 

Eligible candidates will be trained psychologists with a PhD, PsyD, or EdD degree from the US or Canada. Candidates also should have no more than 10 years of professional experience beyond the doctorate and/or should be at the academic rank of Postdoctoral Fellow, Assistant Professor, or the professional equivalent.  The award is intended for psychologists who are beginning to dedicate their professional work to topics related to multicultural psychology, most of whom are likely to be early career psychologists

Shining Star Award

The Shining Star Award is awarded to mid-career psychologists with a demonstrated commitment to multicultural research, teaching, advocacy, policy, and/or clinical care

This award is intended to provide needed support and encouragement to diverse professionals at a critical stage of their careers. 

 

Eligible candidates will be trained psychologists with a PhD, PsyD, or EdD degree from the US or Canada.  The award is intended for psychologists who have made a significant impact to multicultural psychology for a sustained period of time who have over 10 years of professional experience beyond the doctorate, but less than 30 years, and/or are at least at the academic rank of Associate Professor or the professional equivalent. 

 

Elder Award

The Elder Award celebrates those who have made a lifetime commitment and significant contributions to multicultural psychology through their roles as scholars, scientists, teachers, mentors, practitioners, and/or advocates for rights and just causes. The Elder Award is awarded to a living individual who is at least 60 years of age who has made significant contributions in the field of multicultural psychology for at least 30 years. 

Distinguished Ancestors Award

The Distinguished Ancestors Award recognizes deceased psychologists for their professional contributions in multicultural psychology through research, practice, training, and/or social advocacy.  The Distinguish Ancestors Award honors the enduring contributions and legacy the Awardee has made to the field of multicultural psychology. 

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