Award submissions for ABCT 2023 are now CLOSED. See you at our SIG events in November!
Best Student Clinician-Researcher Award
Must be matriculated Master’s- or doctoral-level students. Selection will be made based on the current and future impact of the applicant’s clinical and research work in the field of ASDD. Please include a CV and a personal statement about your current and future clinical and research work (<400 words). You may nominate yourself or a colleague.
The awards will be evaluated based on several domains, including but not limited to those listed below. Please note that you do not need to score high in all domains to be a successful applicant.
- Domains for personal statement scoring: CBT/Behavioral Orientation; Current Impact of the Field of Autism Developmental Disabilities; Future Impact on the Field of Autism and Developmental Disabilities; Writing Quality
- Domains for CV scoring: Research productivity; Research Quality/Impact; Clinical Expertise; Commitment to Community; Service to the Field; Health Equity/Commitment to Historically Marginalized Populations
Early Career Award (Open to clinicians and researchers)
Individuals who have received doctoral degrees in the past 10 years are eligible to apply. Selection criteria will include noteworthy contributions to science and/or practice relevant to ASDD and potential for future impact. Please include a CV and a personal statement about your current and future clinical, advocacy/community outreach, academia, and/or research work (<400 words). You may nominate yourself or a colleague.
*Please note that starting next year (2024) we will offer a Mid-Career Award open to those who received doctoral degrees more than 10 but less than 20 years ago. Mid-career awards (offered every even year) will rotate with the Early Career Awards (offered every odd year). More information to come.
The awards will be evaluated based on several domains, including but not limited to those listed below. You do not need to score high in all domains to be a successful applicant. We encourage a range of early career professionals to apply, based on contributions to clinical work, advocacy/community outreach, teaching/mentorship, and/or research.
- Domains for personal statement scoring: CBT/Behavioral Orientation; Current Impact of the Field of Autism Developmental Disabilities; Future Impact of the Field of Autism and Developmental Disabilities
- Domains for CV scoring: Clinical/Administrative Expertise; Research productivity – publications; Research productivity – grants; Commitment to Community Engagement; Mentorship; Service to the Field; Health Equity/Commitment to Historically Marginalized Populations
Outstanding Mentor Award
The Outstanding Mentor award seeks to acknowledge and appreciate individuals who have had a significant impact on mentees’ careers, professional development, and personal growth. To nominate someone for the Outstanding Mentor award, please write a brief statement (200-400 words) about how you have benefited from their mentorship and why your mentor is deserving of this award. Mentors must be an ASDD SIG member.
We are excited to offer a travel award in the form of $400 for one trainee (student or postdoc) presenting their research at ABCT. To apply, please submit 1) proof of acceptance to present at ABCT, 2) brief reasoning for funding (250 words or less statement on why you should receive funding, including type of work you will be presenting), and 3) brief list and description of budget needs, including costs for travel, accommodations, registration, etc. Please clearly state if you have received or may receive any other travel funding. In the event of an over-abundance of strong applications, preference will be given to those traveling internationally, over 500+ miles, and those not receiving other travel funding.