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The Society of Pediatric Psychology offers a number of opportunities for recognition for outstanding achievement across a range of professional activities.


These awards are available for trainees as well as for psychologists in various stages of their careers. Please visit the following links for application deadlines and instructions.

  • Carolyn S. Schroeder Award for Outstanding Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

    This award recognizes outstanding commitment and significant contributions to pediatric psychology by a provider of direct clinical services in the field.

  • C. Eugene Walker Education Award in Pediatric Psychology

    This award is available to any postdoctoral fellow to facilitate their ability to attend professional meetings that will enhance their educational pursuits.

  • Dennis Drotar Distinguished Research Award in Pediatric Psychology

    This award recognizes excellence and significant contributions in establishing the scientific base of pediatric psychology.

  • Diversity Student Poster Award

    This award honors the first author of a pediatric psychology research poster whose research features diversity-related variables, such as race/ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, language differences, socioeconomic status and/or religiosity.

  • Donald K. Routh Early Career Award

    This award recognizes significant contributions of a member of SPP to the field of pediatric psychology in research, clinical training and service.

  • SPP Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Pediatric Psychology

    This award honors a pediatric psychologist who professionally promotes understanding and respect for diversity in research, policy or practice within the field of pediatric psychology.

  • Michael C. Roberts Award for Outstanding Mentorship

    This award originally started with the generous support of the Levin Foundation to honor faculty in pediatric psychology who mentor students in an exemplary way, providing professional advice and guidance through various training phases.

  • Student Poster Award

    This award honors certain students who are the first author of a poster to be presented at the SPP Annual Conference (in the spring), and other students who are first author of a poster presented during the Div. 54 poster session at the APA Annual Convention (in the summer).

  • Student Research Award

    This research competition is designed to encourage and reward quality research on issues related to pediatric psychology and health care of children.

  • Student Travel Award

    This award is designed to help the first author of a poster or paper to be presented during Div. 54 programming at the APA convention or at any Division 54 sponsored regional or national meeting.

  • Wright Ross Salk Award for Distinguished Service in Pediatric Psychology

    In recognition of the early founders of pediatric psychology, this award honors outstanding service contributions to the Society of Pediatric Psychology or to the field of pediatric psychology generally.

  • International Collaboration Award

    The purpose of the International Collaboration Award is to facilitate Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) members to visit an international research or clinical program for a minimum of one week and up to one month, although longer stays are possible with a compelling rationale. Eligible applicants include current postgraduate students (i.e., who graduated with an undergraduate degree) in clinical/pediatric psychology training programs, PhD trainees or international equivalency, postdoctoral fellows, or early career faculty (within 5 years of first appointment).

  • SPP Diverse Scholar Award

    The Society of Pediatric Psychology is pleased to announce the “SPP Diverse Scholar Award” for underrepresented undergraduate and post baccalaureate students who have an interest in graduate training.  It was developed in order to support the goal of a more diverse pediatric psychology workforce. 

  • APA Scholars Award

    This award supports a post-bac, graduate student, or intern to attend the APA annual convention.


Society of Pediatric Psychology sponsors a number of grants that are intended to facilitate high quality empirical research in topic areas that are central to the mission of the society. Some grants are available to both students and professionals. Others are targeted toward our student members. Please visit the links below for more information and application instructions.

Scholarships, Grants & Awards


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