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Division 25 Awards

Division 25 sponsors the following annual awards. Each award includes an invitation to present an invited address at the APA convention.

  • B. F. Skinner Foundation New Researcher Award
    Recognizes innovative and important research in behavior analysis conducted within the first 10 years of receiving a doctorate. Nominees who are more than 10 years out will be considered if their early career research program has been interrupted by significant life events, in which case this should be specified in the nomination letter. One applied and one basic award are given. In addition to a $250 award from Division 25, through the generosity of the B. F. Skinner Foundation, recipients are given a $500 award.

  • ABAI Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award
    Recognizes an individual for distinguished contributions to educational research and practice. Through the generosity of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International, recipients are given a $750 award.

  • ABAI Nathan H. Azrin Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavior Analysis Award
    Recognizes innovative and important research on applications of behavioral principles to address socially significant human behavior. Through the generosity of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International, recipients are given a $750 award.

  • Med Associates Distinguished Contribution to Basic Behavior Analysis Award
    Recognizes innovative and important research that furthers our understanding of basic behavioral processes. Through the generosity of Med Associates, Inc., recipients are given a $750 award.

  • SEAB Don Hake Translational Research Award
    Recognizes distinguished research that bridges the basic/applied continuum of behavior analysis and represents the cross fertilization of both fields. In addition to a $250 award from Division 25, through the generosity of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, recipients are given a $500 award.

  • SEAB Dissertation Awards
    One applied research award (SEAB Applied Behavior Analysis Dissertation Award) and one basic research award (SEAB Basic Behavior Analysis Dissertation Award) are given annually. Nominees must have completed their dissertation no more than two years prior to the award date. In addition to a $250 award from Division 25, through the generosity of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, recipients are given a $750 award. 

  • Division 25 Innovative Student Research Award
    Recognizes original and important behavior-analytic research conducted by masters or doctoral students. Recipients are given a $250 award sponsored by Division 25. Student submissions will be showcased on the Division 25 website.

Nominations and Applications for 2022 Awards

Nominations for the first five awards should include at least one letter of nomination and a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae. In addition to these materials, nominations for the SEAB dissertation awards should include an electronic copy of the successfully defended dissertation (including all tables and figures). Nominees must be willing to receive their award and present an invited address at the 2022 APA convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Completed nominations for these awards must be received by October 21, 2021.

Applications for the Division 25 Innovative Student Research Award should include a 1-2 page research summary, a brief (no more than 3 minutes) recorded presentation, a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from the applicant’s academic advisor. Applicants do not need to attend the 2022 APA convention, but they must be members of Division 25. Completed applications must be received by June 30, 2022.

Submit nominations electronically to the Division 25 Awards Committee chair, Andrew Craig

Last updated: April 2022Date created: February 2013
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