The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) hosts an awards program every two year, in conjunction with our World Congress. In 2021, IPPA (along with each of its six Divisions) will be welcoming nominations and applications for the following awards and we encourage you to review the Award information below and to click on the links to nominate yourself and others for the special recognition.

Important dates to note:

  • May 15, 2021 – ALL Final Applications are due.
  • All reviews and voting will be completed on (or about) June 4, 2021. Then, finalists are presented to IPPA’s Board of Directors for final consideration.
  • All award winners will be notified prior to June 25, 2021 to provide ample time for preparations to accept their awards (virtual | online) at the IPPA World Congress, which takes place from July 15-17, 2021.

Students of IPPA (SIPPA Division) Inspiring Mentor Award: This award recognizes one outstanding mentor in the field of positive psychology who provides continued commitment and support to students that foster professional and academic development. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/fb544e9028d032033eb257cd23d2d058

Contributions in Positive Health and Wellbeing Research Award: This award recognizes individuals with long and distinguished careers who have made a notable impact on the field of positive health and wellbeing. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/9e6f4f6c939e1ee209ed4d411a8bb5c0

Contributions in Positive Health and Wellbeing Practitioner Award: This award recognizes individuals (practitioners) who advance the clinical practice implementation of positive psychology to enhance health and physiological and psychological wellbeing (including decreased morbidity). http://ippanominate.com/welcome/8daacb87d5cd9ed2420f68664c0779d3

Spirituality and Meaning (SMD) Researcher Award: This award recognizes exemplary professionals that have had and are continuing to have substantially positive impact in research in spirituality and meaning. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/ddbb19fc3185dc010ad0ab09c6a414b7

Spirituality and Meaning (SMD) Practitioner Award: This award recognizes exemplary professionals that have had and are continuing to have a substantially positive impact in the practice of spirituality and meaning. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/27093dd9d0ed1c8d94f0db1fbfe9bb19

Positive Education – Positive Educator Impact – Researcher Award: This award recognizes individuals (educators, students, coaches, consultants, administrators, parents, academics) that are having a positive impact in educational and academic settings by implanting the principles, practices, and applications of Positive Education – focused on the positive education research. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/3963b325e06560634847cfe5d8b2035c

Positive Education – Positive Educator Impact – Practitioner Award: This award recognizes individuals (educators, students, coaches, consultants, administrators, parents, academics) that are having a positive impact in educational and academic settings by implanting the principles, practices, and applications of Positive Education – focused on application of research. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/cf00c3ce57ee233ec87721252cab4e1d

The Vaillant Award for Contributions to Positive Clinical Psychology: This award is named in recognition of Dr. George Vaillant’s seminal contributions to the field of Positive Clinical Psychology. This award recognizes distinguished contributions of the application of positive psychology in the clinical realm (broadly defined). http://ippanominate.com/welcome/27e6336b3f8afb39108daa1fefd7d2ae

The IPPA Early Career Clinician Award (Positive Clinical Psychology): This award recognizes exceptional contributions of the application of positive psychology in the clinical realm (broadly defined) of an early career professional (i.e., within the first 10 years of completing their Ph.D.). http://ippanominate.com/welcome/d00a15415e5ad192c294fa66269ff972

Exemplary Research to Practice Award: This award is presented to a member of the IPPA Work & Organization (W&O) Division, who has advanced the application of evidence-based science in the field of positive work and organizations (PWO). http://ippanominate.com/welcome/b873c7885efd44789ef196aa11d24947

4th Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge (POIC): The POIC gives students, practitioners, and researchers an opportunity to innovate positive psychology interventions (PPIs) in the workplace. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/55083dce9ec9ef8d926bac2e32b459ca

Christopher J. Peterson Gold Medal: This award represents the most important honor that IPPA bestows. It is conferred on the IPPA member whose career exemplifies the best of positive psychology – at the personal, professional, academic, and societal levels. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/f1d2bda85db2ca7f8692033feffa811b

IPPA Outstanding Practitioner Award: This award is bestowed to the IPPA practitioner who has shown the most outstanding excellence and impact in advancing the practice of positive psychology in ethical and evidence-based ways. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/aa1bc29e834fda4a33655a6470eb6336

Raymond D. Fowler Service Award: This award is to be bestowed to an IPPA member who has gone above and beyond to give his or her time int he service of advancing the field of positive psychology. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/3fbdcfcb3b6dac0f9d15ae385ba082f9

James O Pawelski ‘Positive Catalyst’ Award: This award is bestowed to an IPPA member who advances change for the Association and has committed their service to IPPA for a sustained period of time. This award goes to someone who has mobilized and catalyzed others to contribute to IPPA, has helped to build and contribute to the IPPA community, and can show concrete outcomes and impact for the Association, based on their efforts. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/d8fd90e51d3cf55153b5b031a6d61d2e

IPPA Fellow Award: This award confers the title of Fellow on IPPA members who have contributed most significantly to the development of the Association and advancement of knowledge in their specific field, either through research or practice. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/0e6c2d0c5a04b720ef98fadf05fddd33

IPPA Early Career Researcher Award: This award is conferred on the IPPA member who, within the first 10 years of completing their PhD, has contributed most significantly to scientific advancement of knowledge in positive psychology. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/6eff0fc288accefaa594b9509e79cb19

IPPA Top Dissertation Award: This award confers on the author of a recent Ph.D. Dissertation that advances the science or application of positive psychology that has been officially passed between February 2019 to March 1, 2021. http://ippanominate.com/welcome/d45ba28580b63c08cb7fee91ff155621