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Student and Mentor Awards

The ISTSS Student Section recognizes the hard work and dedication of students and mentors. The Society will recognize award winners at the ISTSS 40th Annual Meeting, September 25-28, 2024, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

An individual can be nominated for multiple awards. When considering whom to nominate for these awards, ISTSS encourages submissions from applicants from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and from countries outside of North America, as well as within. Elected board members are not eligible to be nominated for awards.

Given the number of submissions for these awards, the Committee is unable to consider additional materials. Submissions that exceed the character or page limits, or submissions after the nomination date will not be considered.

For questions regarding ‎ISTSS Awards, please contact the ISTSS Executive Office.

Student Awards Overview

Student Travel Award

The Student Travel Award provides $2,000 travel grant to students to support their participation and contribution to the ISTSS annual meetings. The potential awardee will need to confirm that in case of receiving award/funding they will be able to participate. Preference will be given to students from underrepresented, underserved and economically disadvantaged communities, regions and countries.

Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholars

The Frank W. Putman Trauma Research Scholars Award provides two $1,000 awards to student members who submit proposals judged to have the greatest potential to contribute to the field of traumatic stress.  Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholars are named in honor of Dr. Frank W. Putnam, who is recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of traumatic stress research, service to children and families around the world, and decades of mentorship and service to the society. Previously the student research grant program, the Frank W. Putnam Research Scholars Program was endowed by anonymous donors identified as the friends and colleagues of Dr. Putnam.

Distinguished Mentorship Award

The Distinguished Mentorship Award honours and promotes the considerable efforts and accomplishments of individuals who consistently serve as effective mentors for students in the field of traumatic stress. The award recognizes individuals who effectively guide students throughout their professional training in a multifaceted partnership sustained by mutual respect and concern. 

Outstanding Student Advocacy and Service Award

The Outstanding Student Advocacy and Service Award recognizes a student member of ISTSS who has made significant contributions in the field of public advocacy, clinical work, and traumatic stress at a local, national, and/or international level. The award promotes efforts by students who have worked to advance the understanding of trauma or to improve the access to and quality of services that benefit those affected by traumatic events.

Outstanding Student Achievement Award

The Outstanding Student Achievement Award recognizes the hard work and dedication of students and prizes a graduate student member of ISTSS who has made a significant contribution to the field of traumatic stress through research, clinical activity or advocacy.

Student Poster Award

This award is presented annually to recognize excellent work in a poster submission to the ISTSS Annual Meeting.