Outstanding Student Diversity Research Award

$200 Monetary Award and a free year membership to SSCP


Only graduate students (including students on internship) and post-doctoral fellows will be considered for this award. Applicants must be student members of SSCP. The annual student membership fee in SSCP is $15. The membership application form can be downloaded or submitted on-line at: http://sscpweb.org/Membership/ Candidates are those who have made exceptional contributions to diversity in clinical science. Applicants may be a member of a diverse group (broadly defined), engage in diversity related research, or both. Members of all underrepresented and minority groups are encouraged to apply. Previous award winners and diversity committee members are not eligible to apply.

Application Process:

No nominations are required to apply for this award. Applications should include: (a) the Outstanding SSCP Student Diversity Research Award Cover Sheet. The Cover Letter should be no more than a half-page, single-spaced document that explains the content of the application, basic information about the applicant, and the applicant's interest in the award; (b) A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor that should specifically speak to the applicant’s background and/or contributions to furthering diversity in clinical science; (c) a personal essay summarizing the applicant’s background and/or contributions to furthering diversity in clinical science (300-400 words); (d) one work sample (peer reviewed article, poster, etc); and (e) the student’s current Curriculum Vitae. Application packages should be received by January 2nd 2021 and should be submitted to: https://tinyurl.com/y6l97ddw.

People who are ineligible for consideration are Board members and those who have won the award before.

Evaluation Criteria:

 Applicants will be evaluated on multiple criteria, including but not limited to the following:

a.     Student has published articles in peer reviewed journals that advance the science of clinical psychology.

b.     Student has received grant(s) to conduct research that advance the science of clinical psychology.  If student has applied for grant(s) or aided advisor in applying for grant(s), this can also be noted.

c.     Student has received award(s) for their contributions to clinical science at the university, regional, or national level.

d.     Student has presented poster, paper, or symposium presentations that advance the science of clinical psychology.

e.     Student has made an unusually advanced theoretical or clinical contribution to the science of clinical psychology in their work.

Notification Process

Notification of the awardee will be made in February. Selected students will be featured in the SSCP Newsletter and on the SSCP website and listserv.

Click here to view previous winners.