Please note: SPSSI does not provide tuition support, scholarships, or financial aid.
Below are links to SPSSI's paper prizes and honorary awards. Click on the link for more details about each program.
Premier SPSSI Honors
Kurt Lewin Award
Presented annually for "outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action."
The Distinguished Service to SPSSI Award
Click here for a list of winners.
Innovative Teaching Award
An award is given innovative teaching in areas related to the psychological study of social issues. This award recognizes effective courses, assignments, or classroom activities addressing social issues.
Outstanding Teaching & Mentoring Award
For outstanding teaching/mentoring in areas related to the psychological study of social issues.
Speaker at the National Institute for Teaching of Psychology
Recipient will represent SPSSI as a speaker at the National Institute for Teaching of Psychology (NITOP).
New! SPSSI Teaching Resources Award
Award for teaching resources to reward innovative activities, assignments, and projects related to the psychological study of social issues
Early Career Awards
Louise Kidder Early Career Award
To recognize social issues researchers who have made substantial contributions to the field early in their careers.
Michele Alexander Early Career Award
Awarded in recognition of early career excellence in scholarship as well as in service.
SPSSI Paper Prizes
Gordon Allport Prize
An award is given to the best paper or article of the year on intergroup relations.
Otto Klineberg Award
An award is given to the best paper or article of the year on intercultural or international relations.
Social Issues Dissertation Award
For doctoral dissertations in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter).
Carefully follow the instructions for submitting your application to ensure prompt processing.For more information about our awards please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.