SSCP Diversity Awards


Lifetime Achievement Diversity Award: This award will be given to an SSCP member who is a senior-level clinical scientist who has made important and sustained research contributions in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion across the lifespan of their career.

Outstanding Impact Diversity Award: This award will be given to an SSCP member who has made unique contributions to the field in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  These contributions must have resulted in significant impact in at least one domain particularly related to training/mentoring, or service to the profession. The award is distinct from the Lifetime Achievement Award in that it may be awarded to a clinical scientist at any stage of their career, and it is not exclusively focused on achievements in research.

For both awards, contributions in research and other professional activities (e.g., mentoring of underrepresented undergraduate and/or graduate students, clinical services for diverse and underserved populations) should be highlighted in the application materials. Members of all underrepresented and minority groups are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to candidates who are part of an underrepresented and minority group. . Self-nominations will be accepted. The Board will assemble a selection committee of SSCP members to review the applicants for these awards.  

How to apply

Applications for either award should include: (a) a cover letter nominating a particular individual for the award that includes the award (Lifetime Achievement vs. Outstanding Impact) for which the individual is being nominated and a statement of the reasons why the nominee is considered to have made contributions to diversity in psychological clinical science; (b) the nominee’s CV; and (c) a minimum of two additional letters (in addition to the cover nominating letter) from current or former professional colleagues in support of the application.

How to submit: Nominators should submit applications by email to the current SSCP president as a single PDF file. For 2024, please submit nominations to Rachel Hershenberg:

Important Dates: Application packages should be received no later than July 15. The winners will receive a certificate in recognition of their award.  

People who are ineligible for consideration are current Board members and those who have won this award previously.