RESEARCH AWARDS

The Research Committee promotes excellence in research through annual awards that recognize outstanding research in art therapy. Each year, the American Art Therapy Association recognizes achievements in research by both students and professionals. All awards are announced at the annual conference and on the website.

THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 RESEARCH AWARDS ARE:

MARISSA TAN RIVERA, MAAT

Gladys Agell Award for Excellence in Research

ABBE MILLER, MS, ATR-BC, LPC
&
MEGAN ROBB,ATR-BC, LPC

American Art Therapy Association Research Award

THERESA VAN LITH, MA, PHD, ATR, ATHR
&
JESSICA WOOLHISER STALLINGS, ATR-BC, LPC, AS

Rawley Silver Research Award

SEED GRANT FOR ART THERAPY CLINICAL RESEARCH

The purpose of these seed grants is to support the generation of research in art therapy. The grant requires a clinician-researcher collaboration and is open to art therapists worldwide (One of the Principal Investigators must however be a member of AATA). The grant period can be up to but no longer than two years in length. The proposal should include a clear articulation of how the clinician-researcher partnership will be structured for the project. Maximum Award Amount: 2 awards available, each up to $4,000.00

Proposal Narrative:

  • Principle Investigators (PIs) Names
  • Proposal Title
  • Problem / Issue & Goals: Summary of the research or creative activity proposed, which should include the following:
    • Clear statement of the problem and significance of study
    • Aims and objectives of the proposed study
    • Literature review, leading up to an identified gap in the art therapy literature
    • Research Design for the study
    • Population and Sample
    • Recruitment procedures
    • Measures (include efforts to ensure validity and reliability)
    • Data Collection Procedures
    • Data analysis plan
    • Brief description of project PIs experience as relevant to the project and how the clinician-researcher partnership will be implemented

Submission Requirements:

  1. Seed Grant RFP
  2. Up to 5 page proposal that adheres to APA standards and guidelines.
  3. Proposal is submitted with de-identification completed.
  4. Submit to info@arttherapy.org, subject line: SEED GRANT.

DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

This award is to fund art therapy research being conducted as part of doctoral studies. Maximum Award Amount: $2,000.00

Eligibility Criteria for Award:

  1. The researcher must be a member of the American Art Therapy Association.
  2. The researcher must be enrolled in a full-time or part-time doctoral program.
  3.  The research must be related to the advancement of the knowledge base of the field of art therapy.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Application Form
  2. 5 page proposal that adheres to APA standards and guidelines.
  3. Proposal is submitted with de-identification completed.
  4. Submit to info@arttherapy.org, subject line: DOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARD.

GLADYS AGELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

This award is given out to student members of the American Art Therapy Association in support of excellence in research. Details on the 2018 Award Schedule TBD.

Eligibility Criteria for Award:

  1. The researcher must be a student member of the American Art Therapy Association.
  2. An art therapist must be the principal investigator.
  3. The study must be conducted in the area of applied art therapy research.
  4. The research design must use a statistical measure.
  5. The research must be student work completed within the past year. Both May and December graduates may submit papers by April 1 of the following year.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Application Form
  2. 10 page proposal that adheres to APA standards and guidelines.
  3. Proposal is submitted with de-identification completed.
  4. Submit to info@arttherapy.org, subject line: AGELL AWARD.

AMERICAN ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION RESEARCH AWARD

This award is given out to professional members of the American Art Therapy Association in support of excellence in research. Details on the 2018 Award Schedule TBD.

Eligibility Criteria for Award:

  1. The researcher must be a member of the American Art Therapy Association.
  2. Research could be in progress or completed research, but not dissertation or thesis work.
  3. Follows guidelines.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Application Form
  2. Proposal that adheres to APA standards and guidelines.
  3. Proposal is submitted with de-identification completed.
  4. Submit to info@arttherapy.org, subject line: AATA RESEARCH AWARD.

RAWLEY SILVER RESEARCH AWARD

The purpose of this award is to fund an art therapy research study in its proposal stage. Details on the 2018 Award Schedule TBD.

Eligibility Criteria for Award:

  1. The researcher must be a voting member of the American Art Therapy Association
  2. Individuals may submit (or be part of a submission team) for only one proposal. Multiple submissions by any researcher (individually or as part of a research team) will not be accepted.
  3. Research could be in progress, new or completed research.
  4. Follows these guidelines.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Application Form
  2. 4 page proposal that adheres to APA standards.
  3. Proposal is submitted with de-identification completed.
  4. Submit to info@arttherapy.org, subject line: AATA RESEARCH AWARD.