Student Research on Women and Gender


The Society for the Psychology of Women and the
Association for Women in Psychology Award for
Student Research on Women and Gender 


Eligibility and Nominations:


The Society for the Psychology of Women (SPW) of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) seek research manuscripts for their Annual Student Prize for Psychological Research on Women and Gender.

Research Topics: The student research manuscript should focus from a feminist perspective on women’s lives and issues, or more generally, on gender ideologies and behavior.

Eligibility: Jointly-authored papers are eligible, but the first author must have been a student at the time the research was conducted--as indicated by a statement from the first author, in a cover letter accompanying the submission, specifying when and from what institution the first author obtained the degree, the name of the faculty who supervised the research, and the department of the supervising faculty. Entries should be of journal length and in APA style. Eligible papers include unpublished manuscripts as well as papers that have been submitted or accepted for publication. Published papers are also eligible as long as they have a publication date no older than two years ago. All papers should be submitted in manuscript form, not as pre-prints or prints, with all identifying information removed. Information about authors as well as manuscript possible submission and publication status is to be provided in the cover letter.

Evaluation: Submissions will be judged on feminist theoretical grounding, methodology, clarity, quality of writing, and the social importance of the research questions and findings for a psychology of women and gender. Research papers that address intersectionalities will be given higher consideration.

Awards: A $250.00 prize will be awarded to the best paper. First Prize and Honorable Mention winners will be announced at the meeting of the American Psychological Association. The winners (First Prize and Honorable Mention) of the SPW/AWP Award for Student Psychological Research on Women and Gender receive a one-year free AWP membership. They are also invited to present their prize-winning paper at the AWP Conference.

Deadline: April 8th

Submissions or Questions:

Submission Procedure: Please email a cover letter and attach a copy of the paper (in MS Word) to the award co-chairs, Julii Green and Rebekah Smart (  Department of Counseling, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92831.