In an effort to recognize association members' contributions to the science and practice of applied sport psychology, AASP has established an awards and grants program. AASP Awards and AASP Foundation Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of student and professional members whose work advances the knowledge base and enhances the delivery of services to consumers.
All nomination materials/letters of recommendation must be received by March 1 11:59 p.m. PST in the award year except for the Performance Excellence Award, which is due by November 1 of the year prior to the award being given (i.e. November 1, 2022 for the 2023 award).
>> Guidelines to Applying for AASP Awards
>> AASP Awards Application Form (to be submitted with other materials as outlined in guidelines document)
>> Guidelines to Applying for AASP Foundation Awards
>> AASP Foundation Awards Application Form (to be submitted with other materials as outlined in AASP Foundation Awards Guidelines document)
To submit, combine your application and supporting materials into ONE single attachment PDF file** and send it to email@example.com. Applications that do not follow guidelines per instructions will not be reviewed.
**For the Doctoral Dissertation Award, you should submit two PDFs – one with a blind copy of the abstract only, and the other with your full application plus a non-blind abstract.
**For the Master's Thesis Award, you should submit two PDFs – one with a blind full copy of the thesis only, and the other with your complete application plus a non-blind abstract.
If you have questions about how to submit your application, please contact AASP at 317-205-9225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AASP members who have been found to have committed a violation of our Ethics Code will be ineligible to apply for an AASP or AASP Foundation Award for a period of time after their formal sanction. The Ethics Committee will determine the length of the awards moratorium, which will be commensurate with the severity of the imposed ethical sanction.
Recognizes the completion of an outstanding dissertation by an AASP doctoral student member.
Distinguished International Professional Award
Honors the achievements of outstanding individuals from the international community whose scientific and/or applied work has significantly influenced the field of sport and exercise psychology.
Distinguished Professional Practice Award
Awards an AASP professional member who demonstrates exceptional quality and innovation in delivering sport and exercise psychology services to the public.
Distinguished Student Practice Award
Acknowledges outstanding and innovative service delivery in sport, exercise, and performance psychology by an AASP student member.
Dorothy V. Harris Memorial Award
Recognizes an AASP member, in the early stage of her or his professional career, who has made outstanding contributions that are both theoretical and practical.
Master's Thesis Award
Acknowledges the completion of an outstanding thesis by an AASP student member.
- Ken Ravizza Performance Excellence Award
Recognizes individuals who embody exemplary psychological principles associated with performance excellence as demonstrated through consistent achievement, merit or leadership over the course of their career.
Inclusion, Diversity, and Excellence in Advocacy and Social Justice (IDEAS) Student Award
Recognizes and honors the achievements of students involved in research, service, or applied experiences that focus on diversity, inclusion, social justice, or advocacy in sport and performance psychology.
AASP Foundation Awards
Distinguished Applied Practitioner Award
This award is designated for sport psychology practitioners who demonstrate excellence and longevity in the field of sport psychology. The purpose is to recognize those individuals who are established and thriving. Funded by the AASP Foundation.
Distinguished Public Communication, Awareness, and Outreach Award
Recognizes an AASP member’s efforts to promote, raise awareness of the field/profession, or engage in outreach efforts to non-sport psychology related professional organizations. These efforts could include but are not limited to a book, video, webinar, etc. published in the past year, which made a significant contribution to education and/or practice in an area within the field; or theory, research and/or practice with another professional organization (e.g. NATA, ACSM, ACA, NCAA etc.) Funded by the AASP Foundation.
Early Career Applied Practitioner Award
The award is designated for sport psychology practitioners who have recently entered into the applied field post-graduation. The purpose is to support those early in their career, a time that is often marked by financial instability as well as to recognize the difficulty of starting a new practice. Funded by the AASP Foundation.
Kate F. Hays Distinguished Mentor Award
Recognizes outstanding efforts by an AASP member as a mentor/supervisor who has had a significant impact on their mentees in the field. Funded by the AASP Foundation.
Student/Early Career Professional Science-Practitioner Award
This award will be given to a student or early career professional (within 2 years of receiving doctoral degree), who has demonstrated excellence in both the science of applied sport psychology (as evidenced by presentations and/or publications) as well as the practice of applied sport psychology (as evidenced by work in a variety of applied exercise and/or sport settings) in areas related to sport, exercise and performance psychology and/or areas relevant to critical socio-cultural (e.g. diversity, equity, inclusion) or public health issues (e.g. concussions, physical inactivity, bullying, etc.). Funded by the AASP Foundation.
Teaching Excellence Award
This award was developed to acknowledge exceptional classroom educators in the field of sport, exercise, and performance psychology. It is given to recognize a member of AASP who demonstrates teaching excellence and advances the field/profession of sport psychology through teaching. Funded by the AASP Foundation.