The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) is pleased to announce the creation of the first annual Richard “Dick” Abidin Early Career Award and Grant. The award 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 their work.
The Abidin Early Career Award and Grant is named in honor of Dick Abidin, Ed.D, ABPP, a longtime member of SCCAP. Before SCCAP became Division 53, Dr. Abidin served in other leadership roles of Division 12, Section 1 including President and Member at Large. SCCAP is very thankful to Dr. Abidin for his guidance and service to SCCAP and is pleased to honor him by creating this award.
The awardee shall be no more than 10 years post-doctoral degree at the time of nomination. Elected officers of SCCAP are not eligible. Self-nominations will be accepted.
Eligibility: The awardee shall be no more than 10 years post-doctoral degree at the time of nomination. Self-nominations will be accepted.
- 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 awardsgiven 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 firstname.lastname@example.org the applicant’s name and the award name in the file name (e.g., First name Last name 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, 2018, (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.
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