• Ryon McDermott

2020 Division 51 Call for Awards Nominees!

Updated: Apr 15

If you have someone you'd like to honor this year, check out the criteria and procedures here




Please think about students and colleagues—clinicians, consultants, professors, researchers, advocates—who you would like to nominate for a Division 51 award this year. Can’t think of someone who stands out? It might be you! Self-nominations are encouraged. Below are the division awards available and nomination instructions.


How to Apply:

Any member of Division 51 may make a nomination. All nomination materials must be submitted in one complete packet (a single file or multiple attachments are fine) by the nominator to the Awards Committee Chair (current Past-President). Please email applications to Dr. Ryan McKelley (rmckelley@uwlax.edu) by May 31, 2020 with the subject line: “Division 51 Awards Nomination.”


1. Practitioner of the Year Award

Recognizes a psychologist who has provided outstanding clinical service to men and/or boys.


Nomination instructions: Submit the following via email: (1) cover letter detailing the award and person nominated, (2) two letters of support from individuals other than the nominator, and (3) the nominee’s vita (if available) and contact information.


2. Distinguished Professional Service Award

Honors outstanding service at the local, state or national level that reflects a significant contribution to the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities or promotes positive policy changes that enhance the well-being of boys and men.


Nomination instructions: Submit the following via email: (1) cover letter detailing the award and person nominated, (2) two letters of support from individuals other than the nominator, and (3) the nominee’s vita (if available) and contact information.


3. Student of the Year Award

Honors an undergraduate of graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance, counseling practice, or research pertaining to boys, adolescent males, men, or masculinities.


Nomination instructions: Submit the following via email: (1) cover letter detailing the award and person nominated, (2) two letters of support from individuals other than the nominator, and (3) the nominee’s vita (if available) and contact information.


4. Researcher of the Year Award

Honors outstanding published research concerning males and masculinities.


Nomination instructions: Submit the following via email: (1) cover letter detailing the award and person nominated, (2) two letters of support from individuals other than the nominator, and (3) the nominee’s vita (if available) and contact information. Researcher of the Year Award nominations should indicate publications for which the nominee is being honored.


5. Loren Frankel Student Research Award

This award honors a graduate student, post-doc, or new psychologist who has recently completed and defended a dissertation pertaining to boys, adolescent males, men, or masculinities.


Nomination instructions: Submit the following via email: (1) cover letter detailing the award and person nominated, (2) two letters of support from individuals other than the nominator—one from a member of the dissertation committee and one from a professor within the nominee’s academic department, and (3) the nominee’s vita (if available) and contact information. Nominees should be able to demonstrate their successful defense or submission of a finished dissertation after July 1 of the previous year.


6. Outstanding Advocate for Boys Award

Recognizes exceptional contributions that enhance the well-being of boys or adolescent males.


Nomination instructions: Submit the following via email: (1) cover letter detailing the award and person nominated, (2) two letters of support from individuals other than the nominator, and (3) the nominee’s vita (if available) and contact information. Researcher of the Year Award nominations should indicate publications for which the nominee is being honored.


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