Awards Overview


The Society is very pleased to be able to offer a number of annual awards to its members.


Career Award for Lifetime Achievement

(Nominate by October 31)

The Psychometric Society Career Award for Lifetime Achievement honors individuals whose publications, presentations, and professional activities over a career have had a widespread positive impact on the field of psychometrics.


Early Career Award

(Nominate by October 31)

The Psychometric Society Early Career Award recognizes scholars at the early stage of their career whose research has the potential to make a major contribution to psychometric research and/or practice. The award may honor theoretical psychometric work, the development of psychometric software, or important psychometric contributions to substantive fields such as psychology, education, or medicine.


Dissertation Prize

(Apply by October 31)

The Psychometric Society Dissertation Prize recognizes at most one outstanding Ph.D. dissertation each year, written in any field covered by the journal Psychometrika. Criteria include the originality and rigor of the research, possible applications of the theory or methods and potential impact.


Travel Award

(Apply by February 26)

The Psychometric Society Travel Awards support travel to the International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS) for graduate students wishing to present their work at the conference.


Outstanding Poster Award

(Selected during IMPS)

The outstanding poster award recognizes excellence in research, poster design and presentation.


Best Reviewer Award

(Selected before IMPS)

This purpose of this award to recognize outstanding reviewers for Psychometrika

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