Research Awards

The American Art Therapy Association and its generous donors provide annual Research Awards which are publicly presented at a special ceremony during the Annual Conference to encourage the growth of the art therapy profession by rewarding excellence and enabling access to information and resources for the members who are selected by the Research Committee. This year, the Research Committee, through a highly competitive selection process, will bestow these awards:
     
     Gladys Agell Award for Excellence in Research 
     Rawley Silver Research Award (up to 2 awards)
    Research Seed Grant

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

Research Award applicants must be current members of the American Art Therapy Association. Follow the guidelines for the award and/or grant for which you are applying, and submit all required materials via e-mail to info@arttherapy.org with the award name in the subject line.
Click here for full details on 2020 Research Awards. 


DEADLINE

Applications and supplemental materials must be received by close of business (5:00 p.m. EST) on June 15, 2020.


REVIEW PROCESS

Members of the Research Committee or their designees will review proposals using the Evaluation Criteria explained for each separate grant or award. Members of the committee who review proposals must be blind to the identity of individuals submitting a proposal to ensure impartiality; they must not know the applicants. If committee members who can remain blind to the applicant identity are not available to review submissions, the Chair will invite qualified reviewers from outside the committee to review a submission. Outside reviewers will be chosen in consultation with other Research Committee members who are knowledgeable of art therapists with research expertise and able to provide a careful and thoughtful judgment on submissions.



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. Maximum Award Amount: $250.00

Eligibility Criteria for Award:

  1. The researcher must be a student member of the American Art Therapy Association, Inc.
  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 June 15 of the following year.
  6. 2020 Application Form
RAWLEY SILVER RESEARCH AWARD

The purpose of this award is to fund an art therapy research study in its proposal stage. Maximum Award(s) Amount: $1,000.00 each. Up to two awards in 2020.

Eligibility Criteria for Award:

  1. The researcher must be a voting member of the American Art Therapy Association, Inc.
  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. The research must be in a proposal stage or an early progress stage.
  4. 2020 Application Form

Direct questions to: info@arttherapy.org


SEED GRANT FOR ART THERAPY CLINICAL RESEARCH

The purpose of this award is to support the generation of research in art therapy. Maximum Award Amount: $6,000.00.

Eligibility Criteria for Award:

  1. The grant requires a clinician-researcher collaboration and is open to art therapists worldwide
  2. One of the Principal Investigators must be a member of the American Art Therapy Association, Inc.
  3. The grant period can be up to but no longer than two years in length.
  4. 2020 Grant Application