Div. 7 Awards and Grants
Div. 7 presents nine awards and two grants annually.
Boyd McCandless Award
This award recognizes young scientists who have made distinguished contributions to developmental psychology.
Dissertation Award in Developmental Psychology
This award recognizes an individual whose dissertation is deemed to be an outstanding contribution to developmental psychology.
Early Career Outstanding Paper Award
The Early Career Outstanding Paper Award recognizes a graduate student or early career scientist, within seven years of PhD, who has published (or has in press) an outstanding paper in the previous year.
Eleanor Maccoby Book Award in Developmental Psychology
This award recognizes an author of a book in the field of psychology that has a profound effect on one or more of the areas represented by Division 7.
G. Stanley Hall Award for Distinguished Contribution to Developmental Psychology
This award recognizes distinguished contributions to developmental psychology, including contributions in research, student training, and other scholarly endeavors.
The Mary Ainsworth Award for Excellence in Developmental Science
This award recognizes mid-career developmentalists who have made outstanding contributions to developmental science.
The Mavis Hetherington Award for Excellence in Applied Developmental Science
This award recognizes mid-career developmentalists who have made outstanding contributions to applied developmental science and helped promote the well-being of children, families and groups or organizations.
Mentor Award in Developmental Psychology
This award recognizes individuals who have had a substantial impact on developmental psychology by their mentoring of young scholars.
Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society
This award recognizes an individual who over a lifetime career has contributed to the science of developmental psychology and who has also worked to apply developmental psychology to society.
- Dissertation Research Grant in Developmental Psychology
The Dissertation Research Grant supports the dissertation research of an outstanding graduate student member of APA and Div. 7.
Early Career Research Grant in Developmental Psychology
Support the research of outstanding early career members who have not yet received any federal funding for research as a principal investigator or co-investigator.