SDBP Research Grant
The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is very excited about the SDBP 2015 Research Grant. Again this year, SDBP will be awarding $10,000 to one young investigator in the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics! This is an incredible opportunity for one individual looking to obtain financial support of their research, and just one way SDBP continues to fulfill its mission of encouraging research and promoting education within the field.
To be eligible for the SDBP Research Grant, the applicant must be an SDBP member, must not have any prior extramural funding as a principal investigator, and must be NEW Investigators, defined as: 1) faculty members who are no more than five years out from completion of all training (fellowship or post-doc); 2) clinical fellows (developmental-behavioral pediatrics and related fields); 3) post-doctoral fellows (psychology and related fields); or 4) senior residents already accepted to DBP fellowship programs (Note: other residents are NOT eligible)
The recipient of the 2015 SDBP Research Grant will be recognized at the Annual Meeting in October, and awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 for one year.
All completed applications for the initial submissions, which include the SDBP Research Grant
Award Application Form, Proposal Form, letters of support, and
biographical sketches, must be submitted by April 21, 2015.
not be processed if any items are missing.
The 2015 SDBP Research Grant would not be possible without your
financial support. Thank you for your generous contributions,
and helping to
make the dreams of one young investigator come true. If you
would like more information about contributing to SDBP or one
valuable programs, contact the SDBP National Office at (703)
Special Recognition Award
The Special Recognition Award is an advocacy and service award
that has been given at the annual SDBP meeting for over a decade.
This award provides an opportunity to recognize individuals or
organizations whose work aligns with the overall mission and
goals of the SDBP in promoting the developmental and behavioral
health and well-being of children and families. Previous awardees
have been selected from the region around the annual meeting
site and presented to individuals and/or organizations during
the annual meeting. The intent of this solicitation process was
to help promote the visibility of the SDBP annual meeting in
the city and surrounding region, minimize any costs associated
with presenting the award in person, and give meeting attendees
the opportunity to hear about some of the awardees work. This
process has restricted the potential nominee pool to cities and
the more northern half of the country and virtually eliminated
international nominations. Additionally, finding time in the
packed annual meeting
to present the award in a way that is respectful of the awardees
and the SDBP attendees has become difficult at best. For these
reasons the selection criteria, process, and awarding of the
SDBP Special Recognition Award has been revised as below.
The Special Recognition Award recognizes individuals and/or organizations that have made significant contributions to the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics and whose work is consistent with the SDBP mission statement. Award criteria include but are not limited to those whose professional or organizational involvement has:
- Produced major public benefits in the field of child development and behavior including legislative policy and law or government service
- Led to actions to change the patterns of delivery and access to developmental and behavioral services for children
- Led to reimbursement changes that contribute to the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics
- Made significant contributions to special populations of children in the areas of development and behavior
- A documented positive influence on teaching/training in the field of developmental and behavioral
The Special Recognition Award may be presented at any time of the year, but no more than one will be awarded annually. Nominations may be made to the Advocacy Committee at any time by SDBP membership with nominators providing:
- A narrative statement on the individuals and/or organizations' contributions and work as related to the Selection Criteria.
- A brief resume (individual) or organizational description.
- Endorsements from other individuals or groups (encouraged).
Three members of the Advocacy Committee including the Chair will review the nominations, seek additional information from nominators and others as deemed needed, and prioritize a list of at least two and no more than four nominees. This list of nominees will be presented to the Presidents' Committee (consisting of current, past, and elect presidents) for final selection.
The awardees will be notified by the Advocacy Chair by phone and a letter signed by both the SDBP President and AC Chair. An announcement of the award will be placed in the SDBP Newsletter accompanied by a description of the awardees' work.
I would encourage everyone to think about some individuals and/or organizations that deserve the Special Recognition Award and submit nominations.