Dr. Charles Francis Gettys, known to his friends as Chuck, completed his doctoral training in perception and psychophysics from the University of Louisville in 1966 and joined the OU faculty in August of 1970. Dr. Gettys served as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at OU specializing in cognitive psychology with an emphasis on decision theory, until his retirement in May of 1997. Subsequently, he was bestowed the honor of Professor Emeritus and continued his research and graduate training until his untimely death in May of 1998.
Throughout his career at OU, Dr. Gettys found no greater satisfaction than in his training of graduate students. True to his commitment and enjoyment in the educational advancement of graduate students, Dr. Gettys requested that an award be established in his name to aid deserving young research psychologists in the development of their careers. The Chuck Gettys Award for Outstanding Research in Graduate School will forever demonstrate Dr. Gettys' intense concern for graduate students and his support for their research future.
Eligibility: Any Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology who will be completing their degree in the current academic year and will be seeking employment.
Availability: The call for applications will typically be made in early fall each year. Review of applications will also occur in early fall, and in any year the award is bestowed it will be presented in time to help the awardee defray part of their job seeking expenses.
Criteria: The award recognizes outstanding quality and quantity of research effort completed by a doctoral student while enrolled in the graduate program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma.
Please submit a dossier to the Chair of the Department of Psychology. The dossier should include:
- A vita
- Prints or preprints of published or in press publications
- Any additional supporting materials that demonstrate excellence in research.