Early Career Award 2021

Description of the Award

Early career researchers’ contributions are critical for the health and growth of cross-cultural psychology. Their research inspires not only more established researchers, but also sets a standard of excellence and provides examples for aspiring researchers.  An Award for Early Career Contributions to Cross-Cultural Psychology has been established to honor researchers at an early stage of their careers for their outstanding contributions to knowledge generation, dissemination and application for cross-cultural psychology primarily through research, but also through teaching of cross-cultural psychology and service to the field given the available opportunities.


Candidates are eligible subject to the following conditions:

  1. No more than 10 years since the conferral of PhD degree or equivalent on the application due date (February 28, 2022).
  2. Nominee must be a Member in Good Standing of IACCP at the time of nomination and conferral of the award.

The award consists of the following:

  1. A certificate and a grant of US$ 1500 as well as a waiver of the Congress registration fee of the 2022 (virtual) International Congress of IACCP.
  2. Recipient’s contribution to cross-cultural psychology is to be featured and publicized in a suitable forum of IACCP.
  3. Recipient must attend the Congress and give a plenary presentation, which is to be scheduled at a suitable time during the Congress.

Application Procedure

To nominate an awardee, a nominator must electronically submit the following items to the chairperson of the Award Selection Committee, Past-President Klaus Boehnke (k.boehnke@jacobs-university.de). Self-nominations are welcome.

The following materials should be submitted in a single PDF document:

  1. A letter of nomination (two pages maximum length). The letter should state reasons for the nomination focusing on the nominee’s most notable contributions to cross-cultural psychology.
  2. A brief biography of the nominee (500 words maximum length).
  3. The nominee’s current vita including the past educational history, employment history, prior awards or honors received, and full list of publications.
  4. At least one and at most five reprints representative of the nominee’s contributions.
  5. Supporting materials (two pages maximum) to document the nominee’s contribution to the teaching of and service to cross-cultural psychology. They normally take the form of documented activities such as the provision of workshops, organization of symposia, development of extensive teaching materials, publication of textbooks, and the like. Supporting letters written by an appropriate person from the nominee’s institution (e.g., department head) are also considered.


February 28, 2022

Award Selection Committee (2021-2022)

Klaus Boehnke, Past President of IACCP, Chair

Anat Bardi, Deputy Secretary General of IACCP

Nadezhda Lebedeva

Ype Poortinga