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Emerging Scholars’ Program
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Taylor & Francis, publishers of our journal, joined with SPR in 2017 to establish the Emerging Scholars’ Program. This program provides support to 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. The award is available annually to Regular Members who are in good standing in the Society of Psychotherapy Research (i.e., paid, up-to-date membership in SPR) and are within 5 years post-completion of their doctoral degree or psychiatry residency training. More senior scholars who are new to the field of psychotherapy research may also apply.


Between two and four awards of $2500 each will be given annually. Applicants must demonstrate professional promise and economic need. Professional promise is demonstrated by providing a clear program of research interest, including two specific proposals for studies. Economic need is determined by the amount of institutional financial support available to the applicant for attendance at the international conference. Confirmation of presentation at the 2020 international SPR meeting is required. Previous award winners may reapply for the award two additional years. Continuation is dependent on submission of two manuscripts within the year prior to reapplication and continued economic need. Grant proposals can be substituted for manuscripts.


The due date for submitting 2020 applications was February 15, 2020.


Applications should include:


a) Abstract and acceptance letter of a paper or poster presentation at the 2020 SPR conference.


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


c) A brief description of professional promise and economic need - not more than 1000 words. This statement should include details of two ongoing or intended research proposals specifying background, research questions, method and expected results. Also included should be a brief statement detailing financial support for attending the 2020 SPR international conference.


The Review Committee’s recommended awardees will be submitted to the SPR Executive Committee for final approval with notification of award winners by March 15, 2020. The awards will be presented during the 2020 SPR conference at the General Membership Business Meeting.


Following receipt of the award, winners must submit to the EC ( a report of their research accomplishments including submitted papers and obtained research grants for June 2020 – May 2021. 



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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