Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award
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 Div. 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 Div. 20.
Nominees should have a strong record of exceptional theoretical and empirical contributions to the psychological science of aging over the course of their careers.
Nominations should include:
Nomination materials should be sent in one email to the chairs of the Awards Committee, Jennifer Birdsall and Jeanine Parisi with "D20 Baltes DRA Award Nomination" noted as the subject of the email. The nomination materials will include the following:
A letter of nomination (by a Div. 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 Div. 20 member).
Nominees will be reviewed by a committee of past-presidents, as well as past and present members of the Div. 20 Executive Committee.
Jacqui Smith, PhD
Roger A. Dixon
Sherry L. Willis
David F. Hultsch
Leah L. Light
David J. Madden