Awards

The SAS Executive Committee is excited to announce the establishment of three awards from the Society. 

This honor recognizes outstanding dissertation research conducted by SAS members who received their PhD (or other terminal degree) during the calendar year immediately preceding that year’s SAS meeting.

This honor recognizes scientific contributions and early evidence of impact for SAS members who received their PhD (or other terminal degree) fewer than 10 years prior to that year’s SAS meeting. 

This honor celebrates the outstanding scientific impact of SAS members who received their PhD (or other terminal degree) more than 10 and fewer than 25 years prior to that year’s SAS meeting.

Nominations will be considered, and awards granted, by the SAS Awards Committee (Barbara Fredrickson, Maria Gendron, Lasana Harris, Justin Kim, Maital Neta, and Paula Niedenthal).

Dissertation awards should be nominated by an academic advisor or other mentor. For the career awards, both self- and other-nominations will be accepted.

The call for nominations for all three awards is now open. Please click this link to submit nominations. Nominations will be accepted through January 10, 2021.

2021 Award Recipients


Best Dissertation in Affective Science Award
Jennifer K. MacCormack
, University of Pittsburgh



Early-Career in Affective Science Award
Katharine H. Greenaway, University of Melbourne



Mid-Career Trajectory in Affective Science Award
Abigail A. Marsh, Georgetown University