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
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 the AATA member portal.
Click here for a full list of 2021 Research Awards.
Applications and supplemental materials must be received by close of business (5:00 p.m. EST) on June 15, 2021.
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.