Div. 19 Awards

The following awards and grants are sponsored by Div. 19 and presented at the division business meeting, which occurs during the annual APA Convention.

Achievement Awards

  • Arthur W. Melton Early Achievement Award
    This award is given to recognize early career achievements in military psychology, normally within five to ten years of entry into the field.

  • Charles S. Gersoni Military Psychology Award
    This award is for outstanding contributions to military psychology in categories including research, service, product development, and administration.

  • Distinguished Mentor Award
    This award is intended to recognize exceptional efforts of individuals who invest in the development of psychologists and other professionals interested in the psychological study of the military through service, education, research, teaching and training.

  • John C. Flanagan Lifetime Achievement Award
    This award recognizes career-long achievements in military psychology.

  • Julius E. Uhlaner Award
    This award recognizes outstanding contributions in research on military selection and recruitment.

  • Robert M. Yerkes Award
    This award recognizes significant contributions to military psychology by a non-psychologist.

  • Robert S. Nichols Award
    The Robert S. Nichols recognizes excellence in service by uniformed clinical psychologists to military personnel and their families.


  • Member/Affiliate Member Research Grant
    Individual awards may be presented for research within any area of military psychology for up to $5,000, but total funds available for awards given in the research grant program may not exceed $15,000.

  • Member/Affiliate Member Travel Grant
    Several awards of $750 are presented to individuals to defray costs of attendance, participation and engagement in division activities

 Student Awards

  • Student Research Grant
    The purpose of this grant is to assist graduate/undergraduate students of psychology with costs associated with conducting research.

  • Student Travel Award
    This travel award program helps students interested in military psychology travel to the annual convention to present their research.