Deadline for Applications: May 22, 2017

This award, named in honor of the National Register's Executive Officer from 1990 through 2013, is awarded annually to a National Register credentialed psychologist with fewer than 10 years of postdoctoral experience. The intent of this award is to support a specific project which is relevant to the mission, vision, and values of the National Register, including:

  • Promoting psychologists to consumers
  • Enhancing psychologists' contributions to integrated healthcare
  • Facilitating the identification of qualified psychologists in the global community
  • Advocating for the advancement of psychology

Note: Proposals to use the award stipend to pay the Registrant for private practice enhancements are not eligible.

The recipient receives a plaque, a check for $2,500 that will fund the recipient’s project, and an award citation in The Register Report.

To Apply

Applications are to be submitted by email to Only complete applications will be considered for this award. Applications must include the following:

  • A current CV
  • A one-page application letter describing your specific expertise and how it relates to the proposed project
  • A one-page project proposal, including a specific description of the project, timeline including project completion date, and expected outcomes
  • One-page budget including detailed information about the use of the finances

*Please review this checklist to ensure that your application meets the requirements.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications for this award will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The project's relevance to the National Register mission, vision, and values
  • The feasibility of the project
  • The applicant's expertise in the area of the proposed project

Previous Award Winners:

Robin L. Gobin, PhD, 2016

Omar G. Gudiño, PhD, ABPP, 2016

Anthony O. Ahmed, PhD, 2015

Erlanger A. Turner, PhD, 2014

Chand Taneja, PhD, 2013

Lindsay Phillips, PsyD, 2012

Kristi Van Sickle, PsyD, 2012

Jennifer Beathe, PsyD, 2011

Molly C. Clark, PhD, 2010

Dennis R. Combs, PhD, 2009

Neftali Serrano, PsyD, 2008

Clare M. Rountree, PhD, 2008

Joseph Keawe'Aimoku Kaholokula, PhD, 2007

Diann Ackard, PhD, 2007

James Patrick Burns, PhD, 2006

Douglas Lane, PhD, 2006