Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award

Funding Agency:
American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS (COPA) invites nominations for its Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award. Two awards will be granted each year, one in the category of "Emerging Leader" and one in the category of "Distinguished Leader."

The following categories are used to examine each candidate's work and qualifications for receiving an award. Successful candidates will have made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Policy/Advocacy.

  • Research.

  • Service Provision.

  • Teaching/Mentoring.

This award serves to actively demonstrate COPA's commitment to ensure issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS are kept at the forefront of psychological research, education, training and practice. 

Deadline: November 1, 2021; November 1, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees will be identified as "emerging" or "distinguished" leaders in one or more areas of influence: service provision, research, teaching/mentoring and policy/advocacy. Emerging leaders are psychologists who have received their doctorate within the past 10 years, have made substantial contributions to the field of HIV/AIDS and show promise of an extensive, influential career. Distinguished leaders are psychologists who have worked for 10 years or more after receiving their doctorate. They should have a longstanding influence on HIV/AIDS issues, should be recognized leaders in the field and must be current members of APA.

Candidates must be APA members. Current COPA members, members of APA's Board of Directors and individuals who have announced candidacy for APA President are not eligible. Current COPA members cannot make nominations.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 1, 2022