Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award

The Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement (DRA) Award, sponsored by the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation, is Division 20’s most prestigious award. It has been established to honor researchers with distinguished careers that have featured exceptional theoretical and empirical contributions to the psychological science of aging.

Annual deadline: March 15

The recipient will be presented with a plaque and a cash award of $5,000 at the annual APA convention in the year in which the award was made. The recipient will deliver the Baltes DRA Award Address at the convention the following year.

The Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement (DRA) Award, sponsored by the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation, is Division 20's most prestigious award. It has been established to honor researchers with distinguished careers that have featured exceptional theoretical and empirical contributions to the psychological science of aging. Nominees must be current members or affiliates of Division 20.

Eligibility

Self nominations are encouraged.

How to Apply

Nominations should include:

Nomination materials should be sent in one email to the Chair of the Awards Committee, with "D20 Baltes DRA Award Nomination" noted as the subject of the email by March 15 annually. The nomination materials will include the following:

  • A letter of nomination (by a Division 20 member) describing the nominee's nature and significance of the nominee's research accomplishments.

  • A current CV of the nominee.

  • At least two additional letters of support (one must be from a Division 20 member).

Nominees will be reviewed by a committee of past-presidents, as well as past and present members of the Division 20 Executive Committee.

Past Recipients

2013: Roger A. Dixon, PhD