Three awards recognise full members who have made an outstanding scientific contribution. Candidates for this award can be self-nominated or nominated by colleagues. Awardees are selected by the Executive Committee in the Autumn preceding the General Meeting, based on the recommendation of a committee of three EASP members, chaired by the EASP President. The awardees receive a certificate and a bronze medal. EASP additionally covers the registration fees of the awardees for the General Meeting.
These awards are meant to acknowledge outstanding scientific contributions made by full members of the Association who have passed beyond the time criteria of the Early-Career awards. No age-limit is placed on the recipients. It is their contribution to the field through a particular research programme or area of research that is being recognised.
Nominations must be supported by two full members of the Association, and nominees will typically have completed their PhD more than 10 and less than 25 years previously. No member can support more than one nomination. The awards are made to full members of the Association who have made a substantial contribution to European social psychology through excellence in individual scholarship and through support for the scholarship of others.
Both nominators should state in writing that they have permission of the candidates as their official nominators (i.e., to ensure that no more than two "official" nominations are considered per candidate by the panel). These nomination letters along with the curriculum vitae of the candidate should be sent to the Executive Officer by October 1st of the year that precedes the next General Meeting. Recipients will be selected by a four-person panel comprising one member of the EC and three external members.