The APS Ethics Prize is offered every two years.

Eligibility

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:

(a) a published work that has appeared since the previous award of the prize
(b) 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
(c) an educational or training programme or package in use since the previous award of the prize
or
(d) 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

(i) 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.

(ii) 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.

(iii) This will be followed by a statement of no more than 500 words that describes the nature and importance of the contribution.

(iv) The statement will be followed by the numbered attachments.

(v) 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 Prize

The Prize will be valued at $500.

Closing date and administration of the Prize

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 close 30 June 2014.  

For further information contact:

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