The Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences is announcing a new initiative, the BAPS Early Career Award. This award will recognize the scientific excellence of researchers in psychological sciences up to 6 years after their PhD.
The Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences is looking for candidates for the 2022 BAPS Early Career Award. The award recognizes the scientific excellence of researchers in psychological sciences up to 6 years after their PhD. All types of psychological research have an equal chance of receiving the award regardless of the specific psychological subdiscipline or whether it concerns basic or applied psychology.
The applications will be assessed by an external jury of senior international researchers appointed by BAPS with regard to the domains of expertise of the applicants. The jury members will be suggested to BAPS by the national associations of psychology that are active in the Board of scientific affairs of EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations, http://science.efpa.eu/).
The winner will receive 1,500€ and will give a Prize Lecture at the Annual Meeting of BAPS in 2022. The winner is invited to contribute to a paper for Psychologica Belgica.
The candidate is nominated by a full member of BAPS (no self-nominations)
The nominator provides:
All the documents are to be sent by the nominator via email to the president of BAPS (firstname.lastname@example.org) before January 5th, 2022.
Based on the applications that are received, a jury is composed of at least one member per psychology domain. The BAPS delegate at the board for scientific affairs at EFPA asks the other delegates to consult their national association to find jury members. The choice of domain/National association is made based on the expertise of the national delegate. The BAPS past-president (Olivier Luminet) coordinates the activities of the international jury.
All those involved in the evaluation and selection of the candidates are asked to confirm that they do not have common financial interests or a familial or substantial professional relationship (i.e., supervisor of PhD, co-author of a publication during the past 5 years, head of department, member of the same research unit) and to disclose any other possible reasons for a conflict of interest. If the BAPS president or past-president have a conflict of interest with one of the candidates, their role in the selection process will be taken over by a member of the BAPS Executive Committee who does not have conflict of interest.
When the evaluations do not reveal a clear winner, the BAPS president organizes a video conference with the international jury with the aim to select a winner.
2022: Jozefien De Leersnyder
2020: Pieter Van Dessel