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Routh Dissertation Grant

Routh Dissertation Grant – January 15 Deadline

The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is committed to the development of its student members and we are proud to offer the Routh Dissertation grants.

The Routh Dissertation Grant provides support for student research that shows promise to add significantly to the research literature in the area of clinical child and adolescent psychology. Up to four $2,500 grants will be awarded annually.


  1. 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.
  2. The applicant must be a student member of SCCAP and enrolled in an APA- or CPA-approved doctoral program at the time of application.


  1. A completed online application
  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. A budget (1-page maximum) describing how the funds will be used. The funds are unrestricted provided that they support the execution of the dissertation project.
  5. 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

Items 2-5 above should be submitted as one PDF document with the applicant’s name and the award name in the title subject heading (e.g., Jane Doe Routh Research Grant), using the online application below (available when submissions are open). Letters of recommendation may be included in the PDF or emailed separately to

Failure to conform to any of the application requirements (over page limit, not double-spaced, not submitted as a single PDF, missing sections) will result in automatic disqualification of the application.


The deadline for submission is January 15 (by 11:59pm EST). The grant announcement will be made in May.

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

Successful applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a poster based on their completed dissertation to a SCCAP sponsored conference (MICAMH and NCCCAP) or the APA Convention.

Terms of the award: If award checks are written to an institution, college or university, no indirect costs are allowed for this award. This is considered an unrestricted gift; the only requirement is that the funds must be used for expenses associated with the award recipient’s research.

SCCAP encourages and welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds with respect to age, color, creed, disability, gender, geography, nationality, race, religion, and sexual orientation.