Outstanding SSCP Student Researcher Award

SSCP is accepting nominations for the 2024 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 all underrepresented and minority groups to apply. Winners will be selected based upon their research contributions to the field (see below for examples). Selected student/s will be featured in the Outstanding SSCP Student section of the SSCP Newsletter and receive a $250 monetary award.

Applications must be received by April 15, 2024.

Notification of award made in late May or early June, 2024.


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 online at: http://sscpweb.org/Membership

How to Apply: Students may be nominated by their advisor, or may self-nominate. Application materials should be uploaded here. the application should include the following: 

  1. A biography written by the student summarizing the student's work as a researcher and service to the field of clinical psychology (500 words maximum).
  2. The nominee's current Curriculum Vitae 
  3. Letter of recommendation from the nominee's advisor/supervisor. The letter of recommendation should be submitted using this link.

The letter of recommendation should speak to characteristics that make this individual stand out as an outstanding researcher. Example research contributions include: 
  • Student has published articles in peer review journals that advance the science of clinical psychology.
  • 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.
  • Student has received award(s) for their research or presentations of research at the university, regional, or national level.
  • Student has presented poster, paper, or symposium presentations that advance the science of clinical psychology.
  • Student helps serve as a reviewer in the peer review process.
  • Student has made an unusually advanced theoretical contribution in their work.

If you have any questions, please contact: sscpstudent@gmail.com. 

Click here to see previous winners

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