Congratulations to Alison Chasteen, PhD, new Div. 20 fellow
As your new fellows chair, I have the pleasure of announcing that Alison Chasteen, PhD, was recognized earlier this year with fellow status in Div. 20. Fellowship – the highest honor bestowed within the APA’s Div. 20 – is an acknowledgement of distinguished, innovative, and lasting scholarly contributions to the field of adult development and aging. This recognition is based on Dr. Chasteen’s scientific and professional accomplishments and leadership and service within the field of psychology.
Interested in becoming a fellow of Div. 20?
Application for fellow status is open to any APA member who meets the criteria of both APA and Div. 20. The requirements and access to the online application for initial fellow status are available on the APA fellows website. See the Div. 20 criteria for fellowship status.
Advice for applicants and endorsers on submitting a successful application is also available on the APA fellows website.
Div. 20 welcomes self- and other nominations for fellow status in APA and the division. There are two processes:
- if you are currently not a fellow in any APA division, you would be applying for initial fellow status; or
- if you are a fellow in another APA division, and you are a member of Div. 20, you can request consideration for fellow status in Div. 20.
Nominees should be aware of the importance of the nominee’s self-statement, which must make clear exactly how the nominee has made “unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology” (an essential APA requirement). Such contributions must go well beyond those typically necessary for tenure or promotion recommendations for individuals in academic positions. Also, although not mandatory, evidence of involvement in APA in general and Div. 20 in particular, is very helpful and greatly strengthens the application.
Recommenders must fill out two forms: one is called a “Worksheet” and contains a rating scale; the second form (the “Fellow Status Evaluation Form”) includes the actual letter of recommendation. Nominees are expected to send both forms to their recommenders (unless someone else is handling the entire nomination process). The last day to submit all of the materials for initial fellow applications is Dec. 1.
The application process for individuals who are already fellows of an APA division requires only a current CV and brief cover letter sent directly to Walter Boot. The deadline for submitting materials for current fellows is April 1.
Please contact Walter Boot if you have any questions.