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Call for nominations

The Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award is now accepting nominations through Dec. 1, 2012

The Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award recognizes significant career contributions of a psychologist who has a proven track record as an exceptional teacher of psychology.

  • $2,000 award, all-expense paid round trip, and plaque presented at the APA convention
  • Awardees are invited to give a special address at the APA convention
Eligibility requirements & criteria

Nominees should demonstrate and will be rated on the following dimensions:

  • Have demonstrated achievement related to the teaching of psychology
  • Exemplary performance as a classroom teacher
  • Development of innovative curricula and courses
  • Development of effective teaching methods and/or materials
  • Teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology
  • Administrative facilitation of teaching
  • Research on teaching
  • Training of teachers of psychology
  • Evidence of influence as a teacher of students who become psychologists
Nomination Requirements
  • Nomination cover letter outlining the nominee’s contributions to the teaching of psychology
  • Current CV and bibliography
  • Up to ten supporting letters from colleagues, administrators, and former students
  • An appendix of no more than two to three supporting documents
  • A one to three page statement of teaching philosophy from the nominee
  • All nomination materials should be submitted or forwarded to APF in one package
Submission process and deadline

Submit a completed application online at or mail to the American Psychological Foundation by Dec. 1, 2012. Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to grant applicants or award nominees on their proposals or nomination. Questions about this program should be directed to Parie Kadir, Program Officer.