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.

These contributions may include important theoretical or methodological developments, applications of psychometric theory and methods that have influenced substantive research in psychology, educational measurement or related fields, or innovative ideas that have significantly affected psychometric practices.

The awardee will receive a commemorative plaque, a monetary prize of $500, free lifetime membership of the Psychometric Society, and an invitation to give a presentation a keynote lecture at the following International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS), for which the registration fees will be waived and costs of attendance will be reimbursed up to $1,500 ($2,000 if intercontinental travel is required).

Past Winners

Past winners of this award are listed here.


Eligible nominees must have demonstrated excellence in psychometric research over a minimum of 25 years, as evidenced by important publications, invited/keynote talks at relevant conferences, and professional service. Prior nomination does not exclude a candidate from consideration in subsequent years.


Nominations can be made by any member of the Psychometric Society and must be submitted on or before October 31 through email to Susan Rees [] with the heading “Psychometric Society Career Award Nomination.” Please give the name, affiliation and, if desired, a brief overview of the most important contributions. The Board of Trustees will make additional nominations.

Selection Panel

The Board of Trustees will make the final selection from the list of nominees and the winner will be announced at the following IMPS.

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