Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award

Nomination deadline for 2020: Monday, February 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

The Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award recognizes an MPA member not more than ten years post doctoral degree who has made significant contributions to the field and discipline of psychology in the State of Minnesota. A nominee should be an early career psychologist who has made significant contributions within any of a broad range of activities that are understood to be psychological in nature, including scientific activity, teaching, practice, administration, advocacy, public service and Association service.

MPA member
Psychologist not more than ten years post doctoral degree

Nomination Instructions:

  • One letter of recommendation outlining outstanding contributions to the field and discipline of psychology in the State of Minnesota. Please include any information about the individual's involvement in MPA.
    Please note: Involvement in MPA is not required, but membership is required. 

Please send nominations to the MPA Office at [email protected].


Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.