The J. Don Read Early Career Award was established in 2015 to recognize the outstanding contributions of emerging scholars, less than 10 years post-PhD*,  in the area of applied memory and cognition.

Previous recipients: Dr Jason Chan (2015), Dr Andrew Butler (2017)


Call for nominations now open! 

Nominations may be submitted by any regular member of the society and must include:

•    A current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.

•    A letter of nomination and a letter of support, both by regular SARMAC members, describing: (a) the nominee’s research contributions to applied memory and cognition; (b) why that body of research makes a novel or creative contribution to theory or practice; and (c) evidence that the body of research is exceptional and transformative. Each letter is limited to two pages, single-sided, single-spaced.

•    No more than five reprints, preferably from peer-reviewed empirical journals, selected to best represent the nominee's contributions.  A one-page cover sheet that contextualizes the reprints with respect to the award criteria should be included. 

Materials must be submitted by email to the Executive Director of SARMAC, Dr. Kim Wade ( by 30 November, 2018. Late nominations will not be accepted.

*The 10 year rule is based on the year the nominee was awarded a PhD to the year the Early Career Award will be given (i.e., 2019 for the Cape Cod conference). Thus nominees must have received their PhD in 2009 or later to be eligible for this call.

The recipient will be invited to speak at the Society’s biennial conference in Cape Cod, and will receive funds to support their travel to the conference.  The recipient will also be invited to submit an article to JARMAC describing their research efforts, though the submission must follow the standard review process and be accepted by the Editor.