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Student/Early Career Professional Award for Science and Practice in Public Health Endeavors

Funded by the AASP Foundation

This award will be given to a student or Early Career Professional (ECP – within two years of receiving their doctoral degree) who has demonstrated excellence in both the science of applied sport psychology (as evidenced by presentations and/or publications) as well as the practice of applied sport psychology (as evidenced by work in a variety of applied exercise and/or sport settings) in areas relevant to critical public health issues (such as concussions, sedentariness, bullying, social justice, etc.). Students/ECPs may self-nominate or be nominated by colleagues and/or mentors.

Award Criteria

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Student or Early Career Professional (ECP) member of AASP. ECPs are within seven years of obtaining their doctoral degree (or master’s degree with no intention of pursuing a doctoral degree).
  2. Have demonstrated excellence in both the science and practice of applied sport psychology in areas within applied sport psychology relevant to critical public health issues.

Submission Guidelines

Any AASP member may nominate (or self-nominate) an AASP member for this award.

The nomination materials should include:

  1. Detailed information about the person’s work in areas within applied sport psychology relevant to critical public health issues.
  2. Submissions may be no more than two (2) pages single-spaced.
  3. Submission of a resume/curriculum vitae is required.

A three-person subcommittee from the AASP Foundation, including at least one AASP student member, will review the application(s).

A plaque, cash award of $250, and waiver of the conference registration fee for that year’s conference (paid by AASPF) will be awarded at the Annual Conference.

*Deadline for this award: March 1 of each year.