Grants and Awards


Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Early Career Research Award

A message from 2013 SSCP President, Michelle Craske:

This past year, the Board of Directors of SSCP created the Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Early Career Research Award. This award is dedicated to the memory of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Chair and Professor of Psychology at Yale University and SSCP member, who was known during her career as an outstanding clinical research scientist and a strong advocate and mentor to many students in clinical psychology. Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema passed away on January 2, 2013.

The winner of this award will come from the ranks of members of SSCP in good standing who are within 8 years of their Ph.D.  Outstanding early career research scientists are those who have provided exceptional contributions to the science of clinical psychology in one or more content areas. This could include one or more of the following:  groundbreaking conceptual or theoretical approaches to a problem, innovative methodological contributions, or highly significant and impactful empirical findings.

In addition to the above description, nominees will be evaluated on multiple criteria, including but not limited to publications, grants, awards, presentations, and positions attained since the receipt of their Ph.D.

Consideration also will be given to the statements of nominees’ current and former professional colleagues and mentors about the nominee’s research prominence and impact in the field of clinical psychology.

Nominators should submit applications by email to me as a single document at craske@psych.ucla.edu. Applications should include: (a) a cover letter nominating a particular individual for the award; (b) a statement of the reasons why the nominee is considered to be outstanding, consistent with the definition and criteria provided above; (c) the nominee’s CV; and (d) a minimum of two additional letters (in addition to the cover nominating letter) from current or former professional colleagues in support of the application.

Application packages should be received by February 1, 2014.

The winner will be announced in the following 4-6 weeks, and the award will be given at the SSCP Annual Meeting of Members (May if at APS or August if at APA). Alternatively, it may be given as part of the Opening Ceremonies of the larger meetings, as is currently done for the Distinguished Scientist Award at APS. Awardees will receive a plaque and a $1000 honorarium.

Distinguished Scientist Award

Past Awardees

A message from 2013 SSCP President, Michelle Craske:

The SSCP Distinguished Scientist Award is given each year to an individual (who need not be an SSCP member) who has made an extremely important career contribution to the science of clinical psychology. The most recent recipient of this award was Dr. Ian Gotlib, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.  A list of previous award winners appears on the SSCP Web Site (https://sites.google.com/site/sscpwebsite/awards/distinguished-scientist-awardees). 

The award winner will be invited to present a talk at the APS or APA 2013 annual meeting and will receive a $1,000 honorarium. 

Nominating individuals for this award is easy, and I strongly encourage you to do so.

E-mail me with the individual's name, CV, and a brief (no more than 1 page) description of why you believe she or he is deserving of the award. Specifically, it will be most helpful if you can describe the individual's accomplishments that are most relevant to the contribution to the science of clinical psychology. Self-nominations are welcome. Please e-mail these nominations to me at craske@psych.ucla.edu.

Members of the SSCP board will review applications and select the award recipient. The deadline for the award nomination is October 31, 2013.

Dissertation Grant Award

Past Awardees

Applications are now being accepted for SSCP Dissertation Grant Awards. These awards are intended to both recognize and support students who have already received approval for their dissertation project. Accordingly, in addition to the evaluation of the proposal as a whole, we will also consider what additional sources of funding have been received in the context of the overall estimated cost of the project.  Awards will be in the amount of $500. It is anticipated that up to 5 grants will be funded. Eligibility requirements and application instructions are listed below.

 

Applications must be received by November 17, 2013.

Notification of awards will be made in early January of 2014.

 

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Student member of SSCP. Annual student membership fee in SSCP is $15. The membership application form can be downloaded or submitted on-line at: www.sscpweb.org
  2. Current enrollment in an APA or CPA approved doctoral program in Clinical Psychology.
  3. Dissertation proposal approved by applicant’s department (verified in advisor’s letter).

 

The application should include the following:

  1. Cover letter indicating applicant’s name, school affiliation, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, title of the project, and a statement that dissertation proposal has been approved.
  2. Research Plan (MAXIMUM OF 5 SINGLE-SPACED PAGES INCLUDING REFERENCES).
    1. Specific Aims. List broad objectives and what the specific research proposed in this application is intended to accomplish
    2. Background and Significance. Briefly sketch the background leading to the present application, critically evaluate existing knowledge, and specifically identify the gaps that the project is intended to fill
    3. Preliminary studies. Use this section to provide an account of applicant’s preliminary studies (if any) pertinent to the application and/or any other information that will help establish the experience and ability of the applicant to pursue the proposed project
    4. Research Design and Methods. Describe the research design and the procedures to be used to accomplish the specific aims of the project. Include how the data will be collected, analyzed, and interpreted.
  3. Abstract. (MAXIMUM OF 250 WORDS, the abstract page does NOT count towards the 5 page maximum for the research plan).
  4. Outline of budget and listing of additional sources of funding. (How do you propose to spend the award? What funding have you already received? To which additional sources of funding have you applied?) MAXIMUM OF 1 PAGE.
  5. Curriculum vitae
  6. A brief letter from dissertation advisor confirming your good standing in the program and stating that the dissertation prospectus has been approved. This letter should be sent directly from the advisor to Dr. Jason Prenoveau at jmprenoveau@loyola.edu.
  7. Submit application electronically to Dr. Jason Prenoveau at  jmprenoveau@loyola.edu.

Please include the entire application, including cover letter, in one document file.

The advisor’s letter should be sent directly by the advisor. A confirmation of receipt will be sent within 2 business days.    

Student Poster Award


The 2014 SSCP Student Poster Award Competition will take place at the 26th
APS Annual Convention, May 22-25, 2013 - San Francisco, CA, USA

The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) hosts an annual
student poster session at the APS Annual Convention.  Those receiving the
top award receive $200.  Winners of the "Distinguished Contributions" Award
receive $100.  A year complimentary membership in APS is also awarded to
winners in the two categories.  The number of awardees is at the discretion
of the reviewers.  The total amount of cash awarded in 2013 was $1,500.

To be eligible to submit an SSCP poster, the first author of the poster must
be a student and must be a member of SSCP at the time of submission.
Submissions to the SSCP student poster session must be completed by January
31, 2014.  You will also be contacted by email in April to submit a copy of
the final version of your poster by May 10, 2014.

The SSCP poster submission can be in any area within scientific clinical
psychology (e.g., the etiology or correlates of psychopathology,
assessment/diagnosis, clinical judgment, psychiatric classification,
psychotherapy process or outcome, prevention, psychopharmacology). The
research and analyses presented in the poster submission must describe
results (i.e., submissions containing such language as "Data will be
collected...." will not be considered). Please be sure to provide enough
relevant detail in the summary so that reviewers can adequately judge the
originality of the study, the soundness of the theoretical rationale and
design, the quality of the analyses, the appropriateness of the conclusions,
and so on.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Varda Shoham at varda@email.arizona.edu or Dr. Thomas Olino at thomas.olino@temple.edu.

Here is the link for those of you who are interested:



Registration Information:


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Clinical Scientist Training Initiative


Lawrence H. Cohen Outstanding Mentor Award


A message from 2013 SSCP President, Michelle Craske:

The SSCP Lawrence H. Cohen Outstanding Mentor Award was initiated in 2013 and is dedicated to the memory of Lawrence H. Cohen, Professor of Psychology at the University of Delaware and SSCP member, who was known during his career as a strong advocate and mentor to many students in clinical psychology. The 2013 recipient was Dr. Matthew Nock, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University.

The winner of this award will come from the ranks of members of SSCP in good standing with substantial experience mentoring clinical psychology graduate students, interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows in clinical psychological science. Outstanding mentors are those who have provided exceptional guidance through leadership, role modeling, advising, supervision, instruction, advocacy, and other activities aimed at providing opportunities for scientific growth, professional development, and networking.

Nominees will be evaluated on these criteria, as well as the accomplishments of their current and former doctoral students, interns and/or postdoctoral fellows in terms of awards, grants, publications, presentations, and positions attained upon completion of their training, etc. However, these criteria will be weighed in the context of the mentor nominee’s stage of career. Strong consideration will be given to the statements of nominees’ current and former doctoral students, interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows about their mentor’s qualitative and specific impact on their professional training and development.

Appropriate nominators are current or past trainees of the mentor. Fellow colleagues may nominate a mentor as well, if they have sufficient knowledge of the mentoring practices of the nominee.

Nominators should submit applications by email to me as a single document at craske@psych.ucla.edu. Applications should include: (a) a cover letter nominating a particular individual for the award; (b) a statement of the reasons why the nominee is considered to be outstanding, consistent with the definition and criteria provided above; (c) a list of present and past students, interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows and their current positions; and (d) a minimum of three letters from these former mentees in support of the application (two if the nominator is a former mentee).

Application packages should be received no later than March 1, 2014. The winner will be announced in the following 4-6 weeks, and the award will be given at the SSCP Annual Meeting of Members (May if at APS or August if at APA). Alternatively, it may be given as part of the Opening Ceremonies of the larger meetings, as is currently done for the Distinguished Scientist Award at APS. Awardees will receive a plaque and a $1000 honorarium.

Please consider nominating yourself or your mentor for this important award.