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Routh Research and Dissertation Grants – April 1 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 Research and Dissertation grants.

The Routh Research and 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.


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.


  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 adviser and program faculty at the time of submission of the application, and provide the status of IRB review.
  1. 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.
  1. A copy of the student’s CV.
  1. 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
  1. 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.
  2. The applicant must be a student member of SCCAP and enrolled in an APA-approved program of study at the time of application.

Please email, as one PDF document, to  with the applicant’s name and the award name in the title subject heading (e.g., Jane Doe Routh Research and Dissertation Grant).  Letter of recommendation may be emailed separately.  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 April 1, 2019 (by 11:59pm EST). The grant announcement will be made in June.

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.

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

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