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2018 APS Congress

The 2018 APS Congress will be held in Sydney from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 September 2018

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APS Ethics Prize

The Award recognises significant scholarly, research, pedagogical or professional contribution in the areas of professional or research ethics.

Eligibility criteria

Nominees for the Prize will be APS members or subscribers who, in the period since the previous award of the prize, have made a significant scholarly, research, pedagogical or professional contribution in the areas of professional or research ethics. Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by another APS member or subscriber. Members or subscribers who are nominated by other members or subscribers must agree in writing to their nomination before their nomination is entered into the judging. The source of nomination shall not be used as grounds for judging nominees by the judging panel when it considers the nominations. The nominee shall submit as evidence of significant scholarly, research, pedagogical or professional contribution in the areas of professional or research ethics:

  1. a published work that has appeared since the previous award of the prize
  2. a published article or research monograph that has appeared since the previous award of the prize; or an article accepted for publication plus a copy of the editor’s letter of acceptance
  3. an educational or training programme or package in use since the previous award of the prize
    or
  4. a program or package or other material that has been in use since the previous award of the prize as evidence of contribution in any of the four categories noted above.

Nomination process

  1. The nomination shall begin with a cover page showing the title of the nomination, the category in which the nomination fits, the name and signature of the nominee, the name and signature of the member or subscriber making the nomination (if she or he is not the nominee), and the name, address and email contact (where available) for correspondence.
  2. The cover page shall be followed by the contents page(s) that contain(s) the title and a detailed, numbered list of all attachments on which judging will be based.
  3. his will be followed by a statement of no more than 500 words that describes the nature and importance of the contribution.
  4. The statement will be followed by the numbered attachments.
  5. In the case of joint authorship of any submitted work, the applicant must indicate the relative contributions of each author and provide supporting documentation signed by other author(s).

Value of the Award

The Prize will be valued at $500.

Application and closing date

The chair of the Ethics Committee will chair a judging panel. In addition to the chair the panel shall consist of one other member of the Ethics Committee and a Member who is not a current member of the Ethics Committee.

Nominations for 2017 will open in November.

For further information contact:

The Australian Psychological Society Limited
Telephone (03) 8662 3300
Fax (03) 9663 6177
Emailcontactus@psychology.org.au