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Cumulative Contribution to Family Therapy Research Award

Signup Deadline: 12-15-2023
Starts: 05-01-2024
Ends: 05-01-2024
Location: Online Opportunity


Please click Apply Today! to apply for yourself or to nominate someone else.


The Foundation for the Advancement of Human Systems honors one member each year for continuous, meritorious, and generative contribution to research in family therapy. 



This award may be self-nominated by an AAMFT member or nominated by another AAMFT member. Nominators must submit a curriculum vitae of the person being nominated and a written statement (500 words max) of ways that the nominee demonstrates a cumulative contribution to family therapy research and meets one or more of the following criteria: 


  1. Development of original theory that stimulates the systematic study of important issues in family therapy. 

  1. Superior design and execution of research programs. 

  1. Pioneering explorations of new research areas. 

  1. Significant contribution to substantive knowledge in the field. 

  1. Codification of a field of inquiry. 

  1. Conceptual integration. 

  1. New techniques of measurement, data collection and data analysis. 


Letter of Recommendation 

All self-nominations require a letter of recommendation to be submitted with materials. 



The award consists of: 


  • An engraved plaque presented at an AAMFT Event (virtual or in person)

  • Reimbursement of up to $1,000 per recipient in travel expenses when applicable. 

  • The event registration fee will also be waived for the award recipient(s) when applicable. 


*AAMFT will reimburse up to the total of $1,000 for economy class airfare, transportation to/from airport/hotel, meals per AAMFT allowances for the one day of the ceremony, and one night's hotel stay at one of the AAMFT event hotels (at the special discounted rate) for the night of the ceremony. You must submit itemized receipts upon your return from the event. 

Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:



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