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SCCAP student members have access to many award opportunities.

Last modified on April 24th, 2018 at 9:34 pm

Throughout the year, award opportunities are announced via the SCCAP Listserv and from national organizations and foundations. We have compiled a list of the relevant award opportunities for graduate students 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 us of a relevant opportunity, please contact our Web Editor.

SCCAP 2018 APA Student Travel Award

The Student Advisory Board for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is pleased to invite applications for Student Travel Awards to attend the annual APA conference in San Francisco, CA. Three $500 travel awards are available to support student travel to attend the APA conference.

This award is open to all undergraduate students, and to graduate students in APA or CPA-accredited master- and doctoral-level programs who are presenting through SCCAP programming at APA. Applicants must be a member of SCCAP to apply for this award. SCCAP is free to join for students (https://sccap53.org/join/). Applications will be evaluated based on the merit of projects that students are presenting, and priority will be given to applicants who are not receiving other funding to attend the conference. Students interested in applying for the 2018 APA Student Travel Award should send completed applications (SCCAP Travel Award Application_2018) to division53studentrecognition@gmail.com by May 15th, 2018. If you have questions about eligibility criteria or other parts of the application process, please contact this same email address.

Student Achievement Award

The Student Advisory Board of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP; APA’s Division 53) is pleased to invite applications for our seventh annual Student Achievement Award. This year there will be two types of awards: Student Achievement Awards in Research and the Graduate Student Achievement Award in Clinical Practice.

Awardees will receive $1000 each. Awardees will also be recognized on the Division 53 website (sccap53.org) as well as in the Division 53 newsletter with a picture and summary spotlighting their work. Applicants must be a member of Division 53 to apply for these awards. Division 53 is free to join for students.

Student Achievement Award in Research

The research awards will recognize 1 undergraduate student, 1 early stage graduate student (for students in the first 3 years of doctoral training or in Master’s programs), and 2 late stage graduate students. We seek to recognize students who have made a significant contribution to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, primarily through work on a recent research project but also through teaching, mentoring, clinical work, and other forms of community engagement. Undergraduates will also be evaluated based on their academic achievement.

This award is open to all undergraduate students, and to graduate students in APA or CPA-accredited master- and doctoral-level programs. Students who have previously received another APA award for the same research project are not eligible for this award.

Applicants should submit:

1)   A 1-2-page letter (12 pt font, double-spaced) describing the contributions you have made to clinical child and adolescent psychology. The focus should be on a recent research project that is either in progress or completed. Please also include information regarding activities in teaching, research, clinical, or volunteering work, as well as how you and/or your research would add to the diversity (broadly defined) of award winners.

2)   A sample of the research project described above in the form of an abstract, poster, or summary. Only one research sample should be submitted, and it should be no longer than two pages. Please clearly indicate authorship order.

3)  An up-to-date curriculum vitae including any presentations or publications; involvement in teaching, clinical work, and service activities; and overall and psychology GPAs for undergraduate students.

4)   A letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Please note this letter should be emailed to us directly from your faculty advisor.

Graduate Student Achievement Award in Clinical Practice

The clinical practice award will recognize 1 graduate student of any stage who demonstrates innovative clinical service, clinical skill, and commitment to evidence-based practice. We seek to recognize students who have made a significant contribution to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, primarily through pioneering clinical work but also through research, teaching, mentoring, and other forms of community engagement. In addition, we seek to recognize students who have demonstrated exceptional clinical skill in evidence-based practice. Students are asked to submit a case conceptualization as an example of this skill set, with an emphasis on course of treatment.

This award is open to graduate students in APA or CPA-accredited master- and doctoral-level programs.

Applicants should submit:

1)   A 1-2 page letter (12 pt font, double-spaced) describing the contributions you have made to clinical child and adolescent psychology. Describe the nature of your assessment or clinical work, populations served, and clinical initiatives you have led. Please also include information regarding activities in teaching, research, or volunteering work, as well as how you and/or your clinical practice would add to the diversity (broadly defined) of award winners.

2)   A 2-4 page (12 pt font, double spaced) case conceptualization. The case conceptualization should review the following areas: Background information, Presenting problems, Case conceptualization, Course of treatment and/or assessment method, Discussion of diversity, Ethical principles, Implications and recommendations. Please review this case conceptualization with your letter writer to ensure complete de-identification of this submission.

3)  An up-to-date curriculum vitae including any presentations or publications; involvement in research, teaching and service activities.

4)   A letter of recommendation from a clinical supervisor. Please note this letter should be emailed to us directly from your clinical supervisor.

All nominations and supporting materials for the Student Achievement Awards in Research and the Graduate Student Achievement Award in Clinical Practice must be received on or before May 31, 2018. Please clearly specify which award you are applying for. Materials should be sent to division53studentrecognition@gmail.com. If you have questions about eligibility criteria or other parts of the application process, please contact this same email address.

Routh Research and Dissertation Grant

The purpose of this award is to provide support for student research that shows promise to add significantly to the research literature in the area of clinical child and adolescent psychology. Based on the quality of the applications, up to four $2,500 grants will be awarded annually. Applications are typically due on March 1st of each year.

The Routh Research and Dissertation Grant is funded by editor’s honoraria donated by long time SCCAP member Don Routh, Ph.D. Before SCCAP became Division 53, Dr. Routh served in many leadership roles of Division 12, Section 1 including secretary, president, and council representative. Dr. Routh also received the Distinguished Contribution Award in 1989. SCCAP is very thankful to Dr. Routh for his generosity and guidance and is pleased to honor him by creating this award.

Eligibility:

Applications will only be accepted from student members of SCCAP who are enrolled in an APA approved program of study. The student must have a dissertation project that has been approved by their advisor and their program faculty at the time of submission of the application.

Application Requirements:

  1. A cover letter with the dissertation title, the student and dissertation advisor’s name along with all contact information. The cover letter should also state that the dissertation project has been approved by the student’s advisor and program faculty at the time of submission of the application, and provide the status of IRB review.
  2. A brief proposal (5-page maximum, double-spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 pt Times New Roman font, references are not included in the page limit), describing the project’s purpose, procedures, and proposed data analytic strategy.
  3. A copy of the student’s CV.
  4. One recommendation letter from a supervising faculty member/mentor documenting his/her support for the student’s research, the student’s potential, and any existing resources available for the student’s research. The recommendation letter may be included in the single PDF file, or may be e-mailed separately to SCCAPDiv53@gmail.com.
  5. A one page budget describing how the funds will be used. The funds are unrestricted provided that they support the execution of the dissertation project.
  6. The applicant must be a student member of SCCAP and enrolled in an APA-approved program of study at the time of application.

The application should contain all the required pieces in one PDF document and emailed to SCCAPDiv53@gmail.com with the subject heading: “Routh Research and Dissertation Grant.”

Important dates:

The deadline for submission is April 1st. Announcement of the grants will be in June.

The grants will be announced in the SCCAP newsletter, listserv and website, and at APA’s Annual Convention.

Successful applicants will be encouraged to submit a poster based on their completed dissertation to the Society for the APA annual convention.

SCCAP Science Committee Student Poster Awards

SCCAP Poster Award winners are selected from those submitted to the individual conference’s Poster Program.

Best Student Poster Award at the Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference is awarded by the SCCAP Science Committee to a student first-authored poster presentation demonstrating the greatest scientific merit.

Best Student Poster Award at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Conference is awarded by the SCCAP Science Committee to a student first-authored poster presentation demonstrating the greatest scientific merit.

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