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The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) is proud to announce they will again be selecting qualitfied applicants for the Research Scholars Symposium prior to the SDBP Annual Meeting. The SDBP Research Scholars Symposium is focused on fostering high quality developmental and behavioral research through this intensive "research in progress" program. Interprofessional senior SDBP leaders will provide research mentorship to junior faculty (who have completed training within 5 years) and trainees (i.e., developmental behavioral pediatric fellows, nurse practitioner doctoral students and psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows) conducting research.

Deadline extended to: Thursday, June 1, 2017

This year's Symposium will take place on October 12-13, 2017 (Thursday 4pm-8pm/Friday 7:30am-1pm) in Cleveland, OH, just prior to the SDBP Annual Meeting.

Up to 20 new SDBP Research Scholars and 10 repeat scholars from 2016 will be accepted into this program. Scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive individualized feedback on their research in progress from senior mentors and peers
  • Learn about how to launch and maintain a research career
  • Network with senior mentors and other SDBP Research Scholars across disciplines

These Symposium Awards will be competitive and the SDBP Research Scholars Symposium committee will review all applications. Applicants who are selected to participate will attend the SDBP Research Scholars Symposium October 12-13, free of charge, AND lodging will be provided for the 2 nights (2 fellows/room Thurs night & Friday night). Please note: Scholars from the 2016 Symposium in Savannah are permitted to reapply for the 2017 Research Scholars Symposium, however, no hotel lodging assistance will be provided. Repeat Scholars who resubmit will only be considered if they have completed all Research Symposium follow-up surveys that have been sent out.

As a requirement of the program, attendees must be current members in good standing of SDBP (current 2017 members) and must register and pay for the Annual Meeting.

Scholars will be assigned to tables that include 1-2 mentors. Each scholar will be expected to present their project to their table and should be prepared to critique and offer feedback to their peers on their research in progress. (Abstracts will be sent in advance of the meeting).

Applications must include the following items:

  1. An abstract (500 word limit) that contains
    • Title
    • Study background, rationale and aims
    • Methods including overall methodology, sample, intervention (if any), assessments, planned analyses
    • Progress to date including preliminary results
    • Implications for developmental-behavioral science, practice and/or policy
    • (If the research is funded or applications for funding have been submitted, please include that information with your abstract)
  2. Brief Candidacy Statement (250 word limit) that contains
    • Reasons for wanting to attend this symposium as it relates to your research
    • Specific goals for attending the Symposium
  3. Your CV
  4. Mentor Letter of Support

Candidates must submit completed applications via the online submission program by Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Important: If you have submitted an abstract to the SDBP Annual Meeting, this does NOT preclude you from applying to the SDBP Research Scholars Symposium, which will undergo a separate submission process as outlined on this application. .