In an effort to recognize the AASP’s student members' contributions to the science and practice of applied sport psychology, AASP has established an awards and grants program. Any AASP student member is encouraged to apply for awards / grants, provided the meet the necessary requirements outlined for each award / grant.
Unless otherwise noted, address all questions and nominations for AASP Awards to the President–Elect, who coordinates all selection committees, and all questions for the Grants program to the Science and Education Division Head, who coordinates the review process.
The awards recognize student members for their work to advance the knowledge base and enhance the delivery of services to consumers. Outlined below are student awards available:
*Deadline for student awards: March 1 of each year.
AASP is pleased to accept nominations for the Distinguished Doctoral Student Practice Award. This award recognizes outstanding or innovative service delivery in sport psychology by a doctoral student member of AASP. This award may not be awarded annually. Service delivery and client is defined broadly and reaches across all areas of AASP.
AASP is pleased to accept nominations for the Distinguished Master's Student Practice Award. This award recognizes outstanding or innovative service delivery in sport psychology by a master's student member of AASP. This award may not be awarded annually. Service delivery and client is defined broadly and reaches across all areas of AASP.
AASP invites student members to submit applications for the Master’s Thesis Award. Applicants must meet the following guidelines:
AASP invites student members to submit applications for the outstanding doctoral dissertation award. Applicants for the AASP Dissertation Award must meet the following guidelines:
The purpose of the Student Diversity Award is to:
Applicants for the award must meet the following criteria:
AASP student members who feel qualified may nominate themselves and are encouraged to do so. In addition, AASP professional members are encouraged to nominate qualified individuals for this award.
Nominations for the award should be submitted before the March 1 deadline to the Chair of the Diversity Committee. The decision of the Diversity Committee will be submitted to the Executive Board for final approval. Up to two students may receive the diversity award each year
The Executive Board of AASP is committed to supporting student-oriented professional meetings and may award up to eight grants for a maximum of $500 per year. The purpose for these grants is to help students defer costs associated with regional conferences (e.g., provide seed money) that promote student presentations and/or student-oriented sessions to discuss professional issues.
*For all conferences, please complete the application by September 1. Notification will be sent approximately by November 1.
Grant applications must demonstrate they are student-oriented, the budget is specific and appropriate, and other funding sources have been investigated. Student-oriented will be defined as:
The Association for Applied Sport Psychology offers “seed grants” for research projects. Grants range from $250 to $5,000, recognizing that the total funds available in one year is $18,000. The deadline for research grants is April 1 of each year.
The purpose of the Community Outreach Grant is to provide funding for projects that incorporate evidence-based practice and support local community initiatives that are congruent with AASP's purpose and mission, as well as the objectives of the Community Outreach Committee. The deadline for research grants is April 1 of each year.