Division 53 | Award Opportunities









































Award Opportunities

For Professionals

Throughout the year award opportunities are announced via the Division 53 Listserv and from national organizations and foundations. We have compiled a list of the relevant award opportunities for professionals with a focus on clinical child and adolescent psychology. This list is not exhaustive but should be valuable as a resource.

If you would like to post an award opportunity on this site or inform of us a relevant opportunity, please contact our Web Editor.

American Psychological Association Early-Career and Mid-Career Awards (posted 2/6/17)

 
American Psychological Association Early-Career and Mid-Career Awards for
Outstanding Contributions to Benefit Children, Youth, and Families
 
The Committee on Children, Youth and Families (CYF) invites nominations for the APA annual award for early career and mid-career psychologists whose contributions benefit the psychological functioning or well-being of children, youth, and families.
 
The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions in science, policy and practice that benefit the psychological functioning or well-being of children, youth, and families. Well-being is defined broadly to include mental and physical health, cognitive/educational, and socio-emotional outcomes. These outcomes can extend beyond the individual and include parents and family systems as well. 
 
Nomination criteria: In order to be considered, nominees must be members of APA and submit materials by February 20th.  Materials must include; a 500-1000 word nomination letter (either self-nomination, or a nomination letter from someone else), plus two letters of support, and a curriculum vitae. Early career is defined as those who have received their doctoral degree within the past ten years. Mid-career is defined as those who have received their doctoral degree between ten to twenty five years.
 
The nomination must address how the nominee meets the following award requirements:
 
· In which 2 of the 3 domains of psychology has the nominee made contributions (science, practice, policy)?
· What contributions has the nominee made regarding the psychological functioning or well-being of children, youth and families? (Well-being may include mental health, physical, cognitive, educational, social, emotional, and relational outcomes; family functioning, and other outcomes that support children’s healthy development.)
· How do these contributions benefit children, youth and families? (Benefits may be at the individual, dyad, family, community, or systems level.)
 
Materials may be sent via mail or email:
CYF Awards Nominations 
Lauren Caldwell 
Public Interest Directorate 
American Psychological Association 
750 First Street, NE 
Washington, DC, 20002-4242 
Email:
lcaldwell@apa.org

Abidin Early Career Award and Grant (posted 1/17/17)

 
The Richard “Dick” Abidin Early Career Award and Grant is intended to recognize an early career psychologist who has established a program of empirical research that has had a major impact on the field’s understanding of psychopathology, prevention, assessment, treatment, or public policy relative to child and adolescent development or mental health. The grant is provided to enhance the awardee’s research program and/or to enable the awardee to initiate a new effort that extends his or her work.
 
Eligibility: The awardee shall be no more than 10 years post-doctoral degree at the time of nomination. Self-nominations will be accepted.
 
Application Requirements:
A 3-5 page, double-spaced research statement highlighting the contribution and impact of the applicant’s work in the field to date and the potential of the applicant’s ongoing research. Impact of work must be evidenced by documentable significant changes to practice or policy or conceptualization of youth mental health/illness. Numbers of publications, grants and other awards given to the applicant will not be considered evidence of impact.  The successful awardee should address the question “what about the field of clinical child and adolescent mental health is improved as a result of my research to date?” and “If awarded, how will the awardee extend his or her work in a new or expanded research project?”
2 letters of recommendation, one from a research colleague familiar with the applicant’s work and the other from an independent senior researcher in the applicant’s area of work. Letters of recommendation may be no longer than 2 single-spaced pages.
A recent copy of the applicant’s CV.
A one-page budget statement of how the applicant would use the grant funds.
The applicant must be a member of SCCAP at the time of application.
 
Documentation should be emailed as one PDF document to sccapdiv53@gmail.com using the applicant’s name and the award name in the subject heading (e.g., Bob Smith Abidin Early Career Award and Grant). Failure to conform to any of the application requirements (over page limit, not double-spaced, not submitted as a single PDF) will result in automatic disqualification of the application.
 
Submission Deadline: Applications are due February 1, 2017 (by 11:59p.m. EST). The award announcement will be made in March. No late applications will be accepted.
 
The awardee will receive a $20,000 grant to continue his or her research efforts. The award will be announced in the SCCAP newsletter, listserv and website, the APA Monitor, and an announcement will be sent to the awardee’s university or affiliated workplace. The awardee will be expected to present a talk on his or her work at the APA annual convention in the year of the award. Travel expenses to attend the APA Convention will be provided by SCCAP. Abidin Award winners will be expected to contribute to the review of future Abidin Award applications.

Request for Proposals - APF/The Trust Eric A. Harris, EdD, JD Grant, Ethics and Risk Management (posted 12/12/16, deadline 5/1/17)

APF is preparing to disseminate a call for proposals for the new The Trust- Eric A. Harris EdD, JD Grant. The grant will support an early career psychologist or graduate student for research or projects in the area of ethics and risk management.
 
 

Call for Award Nominations - Society for General Psychology (Division 1 - American Psychological Association), Year 2016 Awards (posted 10/26/16, deadline 2/15/17)

The Society for General Psychology, Division One of the American Psychological Association is conducting its Year 2016 awards competition, including the William James Book Award for a recent book that serves to integrate material across psychological subfields or to provide coherence to the diverse subject matter of psychology, the Ernest R. Hilgard Award for a Lifetime Career Contribution to General Psychology, the George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology, and the Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology, which is an American Psychological Foundation Award managed by the Society for General Psychology.
 
In addition, there are two student awards: The Raymond Corsini Student Poster Award for the best student poster presented in the Division One poster session, and The Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award, based on the student’s past performance and proposed research.
 
All nominations and supporting materials for each award must be received on or before February 15, 2017.  Self-nominations are welcomed.  Please see the attached document and visit our website for more information http://www.apadivisions.org/division-1/awards/index.aspx

2017-2018 SRCD Policy Fellowships (posted 9/24/16, deadline 12/15/16)

SRCD is seeking applicants for SRCD Policy Fellowships for 2017-2018. There are two types of fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both types of fellowships provide researchers with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, D.C. and use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal agency offices. 
 
Fellowships are full-time immersion experiences and run from September 1st, 2017 through August 31st, 2018. Following a two-week science policy orientation program sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellows receive an orientation to child development and public policy. The SRCD Office for Policy and Communications in Washington, D.C. facilitates the fellowship experience and is available as a resource throughout the year.
 
Application Requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D.), must demonstrate exceptional competence in an area of child development research, and must be a member of SRCD. Both early-career and advanced professionals are encouraged to apply. 
 
Deadline to apply: December 15, 2016
 
More information about the Fellowships is available online at www.srcd.org/policy-media/policy-fellowships, or email policyfellowships@srcd.org. To apply to the fellowship, click here

Clinical Research Fellowship in Tourette Syndrome (posted 8/18/19, deadline 10/1/16)

We wanted to inform you of a grant funding opportunity we recently received information about. The American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Tourette Association of America are cosponsoring a Clinical Research Fellowship in Tourette Syndrome. Anyone within 5 years of completing post-doc may apply, regardless of duration of time since Ph.D. 

The award offers salary support ($55K/year) plus a stipend for educational expenses and supplies ($10K/year). There are 2 awards being made this year, and the American Academy of Neurology is seeking applicants. Though the sponsors have a brain science focus, they are open to awarding to the fellowship to a behavioral scientist. The award is due October 1 and the award notification date would be in January 2017.

See the link below for more information about this fellowship:

http://tools.aan.com/science/awards/?fuseaction=home.info&id=72

Please contact Kristin Roehl, Grants Program Manager (kroehl@aan.com) with any questions about this fellowship. And please forward this information on to anyone you think may be interested.

APF Division 37 - Diane J. Willis Early Career Award (posted 7/15/16, deadline 1/31/17)

The APF Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award supports talented young psychologists making contributions towards informing, advocating for, and improving the mental health and well-being of children and families particularly through policy.
 
The APF Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award
-          Advances public understanding of mental health and improve the well-being of children and families through policy and service.
-          Encourages promising early career psychologists to continue work in this area.
 
Applicants must be:
-          psychologists with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university
-          no more than 10 years postdoctoral
 
Please see our website for more information http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/div-37-willis.aspx
 
Completed nominations should be submitted online by January 31, 2017.

Abidin Early Career Award and Grant - Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (posted 8/27/15, deadline 12/1)

The Richard “Dick” Abidin Early Career Award and Grant is intended to recognize an early career psychologist who has established a program of empirical research that has had a major impact on the field’s understanding of psychopathology, prevention, assessment, treatment, or public policy relative to child and adolescent development or mental health. The grant is provided to enhance the awardee’s research program and/or to enable the awardee to initiate a new effort that extends his or her work.
 
Eligibility: The awardee shall be no more than 10 years post-doctoral degree at the time of nomination. Self-nominations will be accepted. 
 
Application Requirements:
  1. A 3-5 page, double-spaced research statement highlighting the contribution and impact of the applicant’s work in the field to date and the potential of the applicant’s ongoing research. Impact of work must be evidenced by documentable significant changes to practice or policy or conceptualization of youth mental health/illness. Numbers of publications, grants and other awards given to the applicant will not be considered evidence of impact.  The successful awardee should address the question “what about the field of clinical child and adolescent mental health is improved as a result of my research to date?” and “If awarded, how will the awardee extend his or her work in a new or expanded research project?”
  2. 2 letters of recommendation, one from a research colleague familiar with the applicant’s work and the other from an independent senior researcher in the applicant’s area of work. Letters of recommendation may be no longer than 2 single-spaced pages.
  3. A recent copy of the applicant’s CV.
  4. A one-page budget statement of how the applicant would use the grant funds.
  5. The applicant must be a member of SCCAP at the time of application.
Documentation should be emailed as one PDF document to sccapdiv53@gmail.com using the applicant’s name and the award name in the subject heading (e.g., Bob Smith Abidin Early Career Award and Grant). Failure to conform to any of the application requirements (over page limit, not double-spaced, not submitted as a single PDF) will result in automatic disqualification of the application.
 
Submission Deadline: Applications are due December 1, 2016 (by 11:59p.m. EST). The award announcement will be made in March. No late applications will be accepted.
 
The awardee will receive a $20,000 grant to continue his or her research efforts. The award will be announced in the SCCAP newsletter, listserv and website, the APA Monitor, and an announcement will be sent to the awardee’s university or affiliated workplace. The awardee will be expected to present a talk on his or her work at the APA annual convention in the year of the award. Travel expenses to attend the APA Convention will be provided by SCCAPAbidin Award winners will be expected to contribute to the review of future Abidin Award applications.
 

For Programs

Federal Social Innovation Fund - Friends of the Children Announces $5.4 million Open Competition, One Child at a Time Expansion Project (posted 10/20/16, deadline 12/5/16)

Friends of the Children is holding an open competition to award up to $5.4 million to community-based organizations through the One Child at a Time Expansion Project.
 
Fueled by a $4 million Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the project’s goal is to expand Friends of the Children’s evidence-based program to reach more youth in foster care and high-poverty, high-crime neighborhoods across the country. Specifically, the project promises to improve youth development outcomes for low-income and foster care children who are most at risk of delinquency, school failure and early parenting.
 
Through this open competition, five to seven high-performing organizations will be selected and awarded to grow Friends of the Children’s impact by replicating the Friends of the Children model and increasing the number of high-risk children served nationally by 50%. Friends will invest in organizations that are ready to grow in communities where need is greatest, by providing technical assistance, capacity building supports and rigorous evaluation to ensure sustainable results.
 
“Closing the opportunity gap for our nation’s most underserved youth isn’t easy, but we believe it can be done,” said Friends of the Children National President Terri Sorensen. “Our goal is to inspire, encourage and mobilize greater community support to address this critical problem and enable real progress toward a solution.”
 
Read the full story here and find out how to apply by visiting friendsofthechildren.org/sif.
 

For Students

Please visit our Student Award Opportunities page to view a full list of current award opportunities for students in clinical child and adolescent psychology.