This award, established in memory of Professor Nick Spanos, a faculty member at Carleton University from 1975 to 1994, is presented to graduate students in the Department of Psychology who have shown exceptional research achievement. The award is supported by the generosity of the family and friends of Professor Spanos. Professor Spanos was a prolific researcher in the areas of hypnosis, multiple personality disorders, spousal abuse, ritualistic behaviours, false memory syndrome, imagery, absorption, and other topics too numerous to list. Journal citations placed Professor Spanos as a leading world publisher in social psychology. He was a proud mentor for many graduate and undergraduate students in his years at Carleton.