Conference Awards

Steve Reznick Early Career Award

The Cognitive Development Society invites nominations for the second Steve Reznick Early Career Award. This award recognizes a young scholar who has made outstanding research contributions to the study of cognitive development, and who shows continued promise to be a leader in the field.  This award recognizes excellence in the study of cognitive development, broadly defined.

Nominees and nominators must be members of the Cognitive Development Society. Nominees must be within 10 years* of receiving their PhD (or similar terminal credential). 

 *An extension of the 10-year limit of up to two years will be given to applicants who have been granted an institutionally approved childbearing, parental, or medical leave.  In these circumstances, documentation from the appropriate department head or institutional official will be required with the application in order for eligibility to be determined.

Guidelines for Nomination:

Nominations are due May 15, 2019 and should include:

  1. A brief  (3-5 page) letter of nomination describing the significance of the nominee’s research and citing evidence of continued prominence;
  2. Three letters of support; and
  3. Copies of 2 representative publications.
  4. CV must be included

All nominations must be submitted in PDF format via email. Please include all documents noted above in a single PDF file.

Nominations will be accepted beginning March 20, 2019.

The award recipient will be announced at the meetings of the Cognitive Development Society in October, 2019.

The Steve Reznick Early Career Award is a monetary award supported by the Jacobs Foundation and the Cognitive Development Society.

Past Recipients

For past Cognitive Development Society award recipients, please visit our Awards page.

Diversity Awards

The Cognitive Development Society, with support from NSF, is accepting applications for the 2019 Diversity Travel Awards. The CDS Diversity Travel Award will provide funds to each winner to help defray the cost of airfare, hotel, and meals during CDS 2019 in Louisville, KY.

Award winners will be paired with a mentor during the conference and the award includes a mentor-mentee breakfast on the first day of the conference, as well as a reception with the current and previous award winners.

Kindly complete the application form by clicking the button below no later than August 1st for consideration.

Please note that your diversity status is a required field in order to be considered for the award.

All information submitted will be kept confidential but shared among the awards committee during the review process.

Deadline is August 1, 2019 at midnight Pacific Daylight Time