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Routh Dissertation Grant

Routh Dissertation Grant 

Application Period October 1-January 5

Announcement by February 21


The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology/APA Division 53 is committed to the development of its student members and we are proud to offer the Donald Routh Dissertation Reimbursement Grants.

The Routh Dissertation Reimbursement 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. Annually, up to four students will receive reimbursement of $2,500 for research purposes.  The Award comes in the form of reimbursement for dissertation-related expenses.  Two additional Honorable Mention Awards of $100 each will also be granted.


  • The student’s dissertation proposal must have been approved by their advisor and their program faculty at the time of submission of the application.
  • The applicant must be a student member of SCCAP and enrolled in an APA, PCSAS, and/or CPA approved doctoral program at the time of application.
  • The awardee shall be no more than 10 years post-doctoral degree at the time of nomination.
  • The nominee must be a member of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) for at least one year at the time of application.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted.
  • Elected board members of SCCAP Division 53 are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be domiciled in the United States of America.
  1. A completed online application (below)
  2. Please include in a single PDF:
    • A brief proposal (5-page maximum, double-spaced, references are not included in the page limit), describing the project’s purpose, procedures, and proposed data analytics strategy.
    • A copy of the student’s CV.
    • A budget (1-page maximum, double-spaced) describing how the funds will be used. The funds are unrestricted provided that they support the execution of the dissertation project.
    • 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 uploaded single PDF file, or may be e-mailed separately to

Deadline January 5, 11:59pm Eastern Time. The grant announcement will be made in February. 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 or the APA Convention.


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

Please feel free to contact Dr. Meghan Miller, Routh Dissertation Grant Chair, with any questions at