Women Of Color

[As of 10/2022, this award is currently inactive due to the committee not being staffed, if you are interested in staffing this committee, please reach out to the current AWP Staffer

Eligibility and Nominations

We invite empirical, theoretical, and applied papers and book chapters that contribute significantly to the understanding of the psychology of women of color.

Manuscripts must be by and about women of color; we consider jointly authored manuscripts if the first author is a woman of color. Papers and book chapters should be approximately journal length, written in APA manuscript style, and publication-ready (i.e., no working drafts). We welcome papers and book chapters that are unpublished, previously published, presented at professional conferences, or manuscripts submitted for publication.

A diverse panel of AWP members will conduct a masked review (except when reviewing published work). Reviewers will consider the following criteria in their reviews: creativity, sound methodology, clarity of presentation, contribution of new knowledge, and importance to advancement of the psychology of women of color.

Award recipient(s) will receive a $250 honorarium. The first author will be notified via email and the accomplishment will be announced at the American Psychological Association convention. We ask that the award recipient must be available to present the manuscript at the upcoming Association for Women in Psychology annual conference. AWP will waive your registration fees to facilitate this.

Committee Membership:
We welcome your skills and expertise as a reviewer for the WOC Psychologies Award Committee. This is an excellent opportunity to build your professional skills, get a sense of the award process, and groom yourself for submitting an award-winning manuscript in subsequent years. To join, please contact [Position Unfilled] com by May 15. We look forward to your involvement in either reviews or submissions. Thank you!

Deadline: May 31st 

Submissions or Questions:

Submission Procedures:
Please send your submissions electronically as an .pdf or MS Word document. A complete electronic submission will include a copy of the paper and a cover page with the first author's name, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, email address, title of the paper, and 50 word abstract. The author’s (or multiple authors') name(s) should not appear anywhere on the paper itself. Please ensure that the paper and the cover page are in 2 separate files.

Please send both documents in a single email to [Position Unfilled]