Individuals can nominate themselves as candidates for Fellowship. Fellows are elected by the Membership Committee of the Governing Board. To be eligible for fellowship, a person must hold the PhD degree or equivalent, and must have published significant psychological research beyond the doctoral dissertation. Typically a successful candidate will be at least 2 years post-PhD and will have at least 4 research publications in high-quality refereed journals after the date of the PhD. Fellows may submit one abstract to the annual meeting. Fellows may also sponsor one abstract.
Twice a year, about March 1 and September 1, applications on hand are sent to the Membership Committee for its approval or disapproval. Applicants can ordinarily expect to be informed by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee's decision 6-8 weeks later. Those in the spring group who are accepted as members are eligible to give papers at that year's meeting upon payment of that year's dues. (Accepted individuals in the fall group do not have time to submit paper applications before the deadline.)
- Fellow submissions receive the highest priority for acceptance as spoken presentations
- Free online access to the six Psychonomic Society Journals