Samuel J. Messick Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions

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Sponsor: Educational Testing Service

Description

The Samuel J. Messick Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, endowed by the Educational Testing Service in memory of Samuel J. Messick, PhD, is presented annually to honor an individual who has a long and distinguished history of scientific contributions within the field of quantitative research methods. Award recipients attending the APA convention will receive the following:

  • An invitation to present at the  subsequent  APA convention (length varies by award).
  • A cash award of $500 to help offset travel expenses to the subsequent APA convention.

All award recipients will also receive:

  • An honorary one-year membership to Div. 5.
  • An awards plaque and a place in history.

The annual deadline for this award is the first Monday of December. 

Questions about the awards, nominations and the review process can be addressed to Nathan Kuncel. The outcome of the review process will be announced each year in March.

Eligibility

Neither the nominator nor nominee need be a current or former member of either the APA or Div. 5. Both self-nominations and nominations of others will be considered.

Nominees must be willing to participate in the process of selecting winners for their awards in the following year.

How to Apply

Nomination materials should include:

  • A nomination letter and two additional letters of support that describe the relevance, magnitude and breadth of the nominee's scientific contributions to the field of quantitative methods throughout his or her career.
  • The nominee's current curriculum vitae.
  • Please send all requested nomination materials to Nathan Kuncel by the first Monday in December. In your email, please ask for a confirmation that your materials have been received. If you do not receive a confirmation, please follow up to make sure that your materials have been received.
Past Recipients
2017

Stephen G. West

2015

John R. Nesselroade

2014

Cecil Reynolds

2013

Wayne F. Velicer

2012

Alan S. Kaufman

2011

Robert C. MacCallum

2010

Scott E. Maxwell

2009

Howard Wainer

2008

Roderick P McDonald

2007

James H. Steiger

2005

Peter Merenda

2004

Douglas Jackson

2003

R. Darrell Bock

2002

Robert Rosenthal

2001

Susan Embretson

2000

Lee Sechrest

1999

Robert P. Abelson

1998

Robert L. Linn

1997

Thomas D. Cook

1995

Peter M. Bentler