Promoting scholarly excellence

EAPP believes in honoring and recognizing scientific achievements by means of awards at various career levels.

EAPP Career Awards (2012-now)

Starting in 2012, EAPP has implemented a system of three awards focusing on different career stages (this replaced the Distinguished Personality Psychologist Award system that was in place in 2008 and 2010, see below). The purpose of our career awards is to increase the visibility of personality psychology both to the scientific community as well as to the general public. Awards consist a plaque and an honorarium of 1,000 Euro. The Early Achievement Award also comes with one year of free membership of EAPP.

General criteria

  • Outstanding program of research
  • Contribution to personality psychology in Europe

General requirement

  • Attending the European Conference on Personality where the award ceremony takes place (registration fee as well as the costs for traveling and accommodation will be sponsored by EAPP)

Early Achievement Award

The award is given to a young psychologist whose extraordinary early achievements in personality psychology have already made a significant impact in the field. It is given every two years.

Formal requirements

  • PhD within 11 years at the month of reception of the award

Mid-Career Award

The award honors personality psychologists with a mature, influential record of research.

Formal requirements

  • Active membership in EAPP
  • Active involvement in research at the time of nomination
  • PhD awarded 12-25 years previously

Life-Time Achievement Award

The award honors outstanding researchers whose life work has had a significant and profound impact on the field of personality psychology.

Formal requirement

  • Active membership (or having applied for membership) of EAPP

ECP Poster Awards

Poster presentations are an important and efficient means to exchange ideas and results at modern scientific conferences. Since the 9th European Conference on Personality (ECP-9, Guilford, UK, 1998), the EAPP has the tradition to award poster presentations of high quality. The awards are offered to increase the importance, impact, and quality of the poster presentations.

Distinguished Personality Psychologist Award (2008 and 2010)

In 2008 and 2010, EAPP awarded a Distinguished Personality Psychologist Award to honor outstanding contributions to European personality psychology. These awards were the forerunner of the Life-Time Achievement Award and the Mid-Career Award, respectively.