The Robert L. Weiss Student Poster Award will be presented again at this year’s SIG meeting to the undergraduate or graduate student submitting the most outstanding original couples research in a poster.
Eligibility: Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students whose first-authored posters have been accepted for presentation at this year’s ABCT Convention. Individuals who completed the research and submitted to ABCT while still a graduate student are also eligible to apply. Posters accepted for presentation at the SIG cocktail hour are eligible.
Submission Requirements: Maximum of two pages, single-spaced (including references), in 12-point font with an additional single page of tables and/or figures if needed. Alternatively, you may submit a copy of the poster itself. Please include your name, status (i.e., undergraduate or graduate student), and affiliation in your application. Email your submission to the chair of the committee, Emily Salivar at email@example.com. (Everyone who submits an award application via email will receive notification of its receipt.)
Scoring Criteria: Each of the following criteria will be judged on a 5-point scale. Judges’ ratings will be compiled to determine the winner.
Deadline: Submissions are due TBD.
First and second place award winners will be announced at the SIG business meeting virtually. We will additionally announce an honorable mention award for the most outstanding undergraduate poster. The first place winner receives a certificate and a $200 award; second place winner receives a certificate and $100 award; the undergraduate honorable mention winner receives a certificate. (In case of ties, awards and prize disbursements may be changed at the discretion of the awards committee). All winners also receive a ribbon to put on their poster.
All undergraduate and graduate students who have had a poster accepted for this year’s convention are strongly encouraged to submit an application to the committee.
Instructions to applicants and nominators: Graduate and undergraduate students planning to apply to graduate student in psychology or a related field who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented in academia are invited to apply for the Couples Special Interest Group (Couples SIG) of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Underrepresented Scholars Fund. Applications may also be submitted on behalf of students by faculty advisors and/or mentors. Groups considered to be underrepresented in academia vary across funding agencies (e.g., NIH, NSF, the Ford Foundation, etc.) and stages of professional development (e.g., graduate school applications, FAFSA, Higher Education Act, etc.). The intent of this fund is to define underrepresented broadly based on, but not limited to, racial/ethnic identity, sex, gender, sexual identity, first generation college student status, and socioeconomic background. If you have any questions about whether you are eligible, please contact the chair of the Underrepresented Scholars Fund. This fund is intended to support the professional development of underrepresented scholars who plan to conduct research on romantic relationships and/or provide relationship-based psychotherapeutic services in their careers.
Questions about the application should be directed to the chair of the Couples SIG Underrepresented Scholars Fund, Brian Baucom (firstname.lastname@example.org), and/or to the Couples SIG Co-Presidents. Please complete the application and return it to Brian Baucom via email.
The Underrepresented Scholars Fund 2020 application is due TBD. Please fill out the application below and send it to email@example.com to be considered.
Information on Couples SIG pre-conference and relationship-specific events will be available closer to ABCT. In the meantime, please see the ABCT website for general information about the conference.