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Emerging Scholars’ Program
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The aim of Taylor & Francis Emerging Scholars’ Program is to provide support for young, talented scholars who (1) show promise as psychotherapy researchers and significant contributors to the field, and (2) are economically challenged and require financial assistance to attend the international meetings.


Eligible scholars should be within 5 years of completing their doctoral degree or psychiatry residency training.  More senior scholars who are entering the field of psychotherapy research for the first time may also be considered.


The award will be made available annually to regular SPR members who are in good standing within the Society of Psychotherapy Research (i.e., paid, up-to-date membership in SPR). Applicants must demonstrate economic need and professional promise.  They must also present a program of interest, including two specific proposals for studies. Confirmation of presentation at the upcoming international SPR meeting is also required.  An award committee, nominated by the Executive Council of SPR, will review the applications.


Between two and four awards of $2500 per year will be conferred each year. Successful awardees may hold their award up to a maximum number of three years.  Continuation of each award in the second or third year will depend on achieving specific outcome criteria.  The award committee will be responsible for this review. Expected outcomes are:  two submitted manuscripts after 1st year and an additional two submitted manuscripts after 2nd year.  Grant proposals can be substituted for manuscripts.


Each awardee will be assigned a mentor from SPR based on his/her area of interest who will provide guidance during the term of the award.


The due date for submitting 2020 applications is February 1, 2020.


Applications should include:

a) A cover letter, including confirmation of participation at the upcoming international SPR conference and necessity for economic support by SPR.


b) The application form, which includes two short descriptions of ongoing or intended research proposals (not more than 500 words each), specifying background, research questions, method and expected results.


c) Abstract and acceptance letter of the presentation at the upcoming SPR conference.


d) A short CV, including publications and research experience over the last 5 years.


The Review Committee’s recommended awardees will be submitted to the SPR Executive Committee for final approval by April 15, 2020, and award recipients will be notified after they have been approved by the EC. The awards will be announced at the annual SPR International Meeting.


Awardees must deliver annual reports to the EC, specifying submitted papers and obtained research grants.


The evaluation committee will consider the following criteria in adjudicating the awards:

a) Promise as a psychotherapy researcher and future significant contributor to the field, considering: type and content of the presentation at the SPR conference, research proposals, and CV.


b) Necessity for economic support by SPR.



We are currently finalizing an online submission form for applications, which will be available by December 1, 2019.

Emerging Scholars 2019

João Tiago Terra da Cruz Oliveira - SPR European Chapter

Emerging Scholars 2018

Yogev Kivity - SPR North America Chapter
Daisy Singla - SPR North America Chapter
Juan Martin Gomez Penedo- SPR Latin America Chapter


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