ACA Best Practices Research, Faculty Award

Background and Purpose

This award recognizes a best practices research project conducted by a counselor educator faculty member. Research projects completed within the last two years that further the evidence base for counseling practice will be considered for this award. Eligible projects may include original research or a synthesis of the research literature supporting a particular practice or approach. A total of five Best Practices Research Awards, inclusive of all categories, may be awarded.

Deadline:  Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 11:59 PM EST
Judges:  ACA Research and Knowledge Committee
Prize: Complimentary ACA Conference & Expo registration (travel and lodging not included). Recognition and presentation of the award at the Conference. Recipients must present their research during a session at the Conference. 
 

Eligibility, Rules and Criteria

Any ACA member whose primary professional activity involves an academic appointment in a department of counselor education or counseling psychology is eligible for this award. 

  • Nominations must come from an ACA member.
  • The awardee must be an ACA member.
  • An individual can only be nominated for one award per year.

Nomination Guidelines

All applications must include:
  • A description of the project using a standard Abstract form: Background, Research Question, Methods, Results and Conclusions. The detailed abstract should be no more than 1,000 words.
  • A 300-word justification of why this research should be given a Best Practice Research Award.
  • Recommendation letters from individuals with knowledge about the contribution of the research (no more than two pages): Two letters of recommendation should be included from individuals familiar with the research project.
  • Recommendation letters should not be written by the nominee or co-authors of an article unless the nomination stems from a dissertation and the co-author is the dissertation chair (please disclose if this is the case).
  • Acknowledgment from the publisher of any work accepted for publication.

Nomination Checklist

  • Nominee Biography
  • Nomination Letter
  • Supporting Materials
  • Supporting Letters

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

**NOTE:  If this is the first time you have submitted a nomination, you must create an account.  The email and password for the awards submission system may or may NOT be the same as your ACA website email and password.  They are different systems, and are not linked.

Submissions must be received by Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 11:59 PM EST.

Send questions about eligibility criteria or other parts of the application process HERE

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