Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Funding Agency:
University of Louisville

The Grawemeyer Award in Psychology is given for original and creative ideas: ideas that possess clarity, power and that substantially impact the field of psychology. These ideas help us understand one another and the world around us, and provide insights into the human mind.

The purpose of this annual award is to acknowledge and disseminate outstanding ideas in all areas of psychological science. The award is designed to recognize a specific idea, rather than a lifetime of accomplishment.

The University invites nominations from throughout the world by individuals, professional associations, university presidents and administrators, and publishers or editors of journals and books in psychology. If the nominator is a book publisher, the nomination letter should not simply repeat the material from the jacket of the book.  In such cases, a detailed supplementary nomination letter is suggested that describes the specific idea being nominated and its impact on the field of psychology.

Deadline for nominations: Feb. 28, 2020

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Amount Description

The Grawemeyer Award in Psychology is accompanied by a cash prize of $100,000.

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 28, 2020