Background

The TANG Foundation is a private institution established by Dr. Fay Tang in 2006. It is recognized as a charitable institution by the Canadian government and its headquarters are in the City of Toronto, Canada. The objective of the TANG foundation is to raise awareness of the importance of psychological health in the world.

Dr. Fay Tang's family has a long tradition of reaching out and generously sharing with the less fortunate. For example, her family built a library and donated it to their hometown in southern China, including a reserve fund for continuing operation. The fundamental aim of the TANG Award for Achievements in Psychology is to carry on the family tradition of helping others to achieve wellbeing.

The TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology

The TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology honours a living internationally-recognized scholar in Psychology or a closely-related field who has made an exceptional contribution to the field anywhere in the world. The Prize will be bestowed with a frequency announced by the TANG Foundation. The final decision will be made by a panel of faculty members of the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto in consultation with the founder of the TANG Foundation, Dr. Fay Tang.

Call For Nominations

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto is now accepting applications for the inaugural TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology. The deadline for nominations is August 15, 2014. Applications are to be submitted electronically to tangprize@psych.utoronto.ca. Please see below for more details. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications Invited For Inaugural TANG Prize For Achievements In Psychology-Call For Nominations


The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2014 inaugural TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology. As a Department at a public university, we believe in furthering the science of Psychology in service of enhancing human wellbeing. Applications are encouraged from internationally-recognized scholars in Psychology or a closely-related field who have shown creativity, and rigor in their approach and whose record of achievement has left an indelible mark on the field. This award has been made possible through generous support from the TANG Foundation. The TANG Foundation is a charitable institution with the mandate to raise awareness of the importance of psychological wellbeing in the world. The recipient of the TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology will be awarded a cash prize of $100,000 CAD at a ceremony held on the University of Toronto campus on November 12, 2014. During the campus visit, the recipient will be asked to meet with University of Toronto students and to hold a public lecture.

Applicants should outline in no more than two pages the ways in which they have a major impact on the progress of psychology, anywhere in the world, particularly in its application to the psychological wellbeing of humanity. This application letter should highlight how the applicant has contributed to the science, practice, or application of Psychology as it pertains to the understanding, promotion, restoration, or application of psychological methods, research, and techniques in addressing challenges related to wellbeing at the individual or community level. In addition to this application letter, applications should also include a current CV.

Nomination packages (application letter and CV) should be submitted electronically in one email by August 15, 2014 to tangprize@psych.utoronto.ca. Applicants should also ask three referees, who must be internationally acknowledged experts in the field, to send reference letters directly to the Department via email to tangprize@psych.utoronto.ca by August 30, 2014. Up to three additional supporting letters of endorsement from individuals who have been directly impacted by the applicant’s scholarly work and/or who have knowledge of the direct impact of the applicant’s scholarly work can be sent to the same email address by August 30, 2014. For more information about the department please visit the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto.