Outstanding SSCP Student Researcher Award

SSCP is accepting nominations for the Outstanding SSCP Student Researcher Award. This award is intended to recognize outstanding graduate students who are providing exceptional contributions to the science of clinical psychology. SSCP encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds, broadly defined.  Winners will be selected based upon his/her research contributions to the field (see below for examples). Selected students will be featured in the Outstanding SSCP Student section of the SSCP Newsletter.

Applications must be received by September 15. Members of all underrepresented and minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Notification of award made in October.


Only graduate students (including students on internship) will be considered for this round of nominations. Graduate students 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

Nomination packages: Students may be nominated by their advisor, or may self-nominate. Please send nomination packages to SSCP Student Representative (sscpstudent@gmail.com).  The application should include the following. 

1.     The Outstanding SSCP Student Award Cover Sheet

2.     A letter of recommendation from the nominee’s advisor, which should be sent directly by the advisor to the email address above. The letter of recommendation should specifically speak to characteristics that make this individual stand out as an outstanding researcher. 

a.     Examples include:

                                               i.     Student has published articles in peer review journals that advance the science of clinical psychology.

                                             ii.     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.

                                            iii.     Student has received award(s) for their research or presentations of research at the university, regional, or national level.

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

                                             v.     Student helps serve as a reviewer in the peer review process.

                                            vi.     Student has made an unusually advanced theoretical contribution in their work.

3.     A biography written by the student summarizing the student’s research contributions (500 words maximum).

4.     The nominee’s current Curriculum Vitae

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

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