Student Poster Awards

The APS 2022 Convention will be held in person in Chicago, IL from May 26-29, 2022 and we would love to see you present your research as part of our SSCP Student Poster Competition!

Multiple $200 and $100 awards will be given for the winners and distinguished contributions after posters are presented to SSCP member judges. If you would like to have your poster considered for the SSCP student poster session, select one of the SSCP Poster Award options in the first step after you select poster and start new submission.

There are four types of SSCP Student Poster Awards (Each poster can only be considered for one of these four awards) 

General SSCP Student Poster Award - The general SSCP student poster award submission can deal with 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). 

SSCP Diversity Student Poster Award - Applicants for the SSCP diversity student poster award submission may be a member of a diverse group (broadly defined), be presenting on diversity related scientific clinical psychology research (e.g., research on any underrepresented or marginalized visible or invisible identity), or both. Members of all underrepresented and marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. 

SSCP Global Mental Health Student Poster Award - Any research - empirical or review - set in a low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) may be considered for the SSCP Global Mental Health Student Poster Award. Research should be original and not previously published or submitted.

SSCP Aspiring Researcher Poster Award. This poster award is a category for students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, master’s, or other program, including individuals employed as post-baccalaureate research assistants or project coordinators. Please note that students currently enrolled in doctoral programs are not eligible for this award. The SSCP Aspiring Researcher Poster Award can focus on 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). 

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. The research and analyses presented in the poster submission must be completed (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, and the appropriateness of the conclusions, and implications of the findings. 

Submissions to the SSCP student poster session must be completed by February 7.


If you have any questions about the SSCP Poster Competition at APS, please contact
Rosanna Breaux at rbreaux@vt.edu. If you have any questions about the SSCP Global Mental Health Poster Competition, please contact Daisy Singla at daisy.singla@utoronto.ca. Please put “SSCP Poster” in the Subject line to ensure your question is answered promptly. For more details on dates and deadlines for the APS Convention, please visit their Important Convention Milestones webpage. 

Please note: If you have previously won one of these awards you are not eligible for that same award again, but can apply to one of the other awards (e.g., if you win the SSCP Diversity Student Poster Award one year, you can't apply for the SSCP Diversity Award again the next year but could apply for the General SSCP Student Poster Award). 

Previous winners