Call for Fellowship Applications


Dear Division 42 colleagues:

I am honored to serve as the 2024-2025 Fellows Committee Chair for our Division.

We want to encourage you to consider applying for fellow status in Division 42. Fellow status is a special distinction for American Psychological Association (APA) members who show evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions with national impact in the field of psychology beyond local, state, or regional level.

There are two categories of fellows:

  1. Initial “new” fellows – Members of Division 42 who are APA members but are not fellows of APA may apply for fellow status through Division 42 as their sponsoring division. Division 42’s nominations deadline for completed applications to the online system is November 1, 2024.
  2. Current “old” fellows – Members of Division 42 who have already been granted APA fellow status through another division may apply to achieve fellow status in Division 42. The deadline for submission of materials to the Division 42 Fellows Committee is February 28, 2025. Required materials include: current CV, self-statement detailing how you meet Division 42’s fellowship criteria, and two letters of endorsement. At least one of the two letters must be from a Division 42 fellow; the other may be from a Division 42 member or fellow.

The APA application portal for initial fellows is now active at The webpage has all the information you need to apply for Initial fellow status, as well as helpful information for you and your three endorsers on writing and submitting letters (including a sample endorsement letter), filling out forms, and uploading through the portal. Criteria for fellow status in Division 42 are available at, and a list of current Division 42 fellows is at (two out of three endorsers must be Division 42 fellows).

Current fellows (who have already been granted fellow status through another division) must submit a current CV, self-statement detailing how they meet the Division 42 criteria, and two endorsement letters to the Fellows Committee Chair, Dr. Lisa Grossman, by February 28, 2025. See the Division 42 fellowship criteria at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. We are happy to help with any of your questions and look forward to receiving your applications.


Lisa Grossman, JD, PhD, ABPP

Chair, Division 42 Fellows Committee