SIG Awards

Underrepresented Student Travel Award

The Addictive Behaviors SIG offers travel awards up to $250 to students that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services, including students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Applications should be submitted by no later than September 15th each year as an email to the current SIG leader. The email application should contain:

(1) the student’s name;
(2) current enrollment status (undergraduate vs. graduate, year in program);
(3) faculty mentor (if applicable);
(4) a statement of how many times the student has attended ABCT;
(5) a description of the presentation type and title the student will be giving at ABCT in the year applying (if applicable);
(6) the type and amount of support requested, along with acknowledgement of any other funds being received (e.g., funds from ABCT; funds from the student’s college or university; reimbursement being provided by a faculty mentor’s grant or a grant directly to the student).

Funds may be requested to cover:

(1) The cost of ABCT membership (currently $84 for students);
(2) The cost of registration for the ABCT convention (currently $140 for student ABCT members);
(3) The cost of presenting at the ABCT convention (e.g., poster printing); and/or
(4) The cost of travel associated with attending the ABCT convention.

The number of awards given each year will be dependent on the funds available to the SIG in that year; in selecting recipients, priority will be given to students (1) who have never attended the convention, (2) who are presenting at the convention, and (3) who have no other funds available to them.

SIG Career and Research Award Nominations

Review the most recent summer edition of the SIG Newsletter for information on how to nominate your peers for one of the awards described below. Nominations can be submitted here.

SIG Career and Research Award Descriptions and Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award (presented odd years)

The Addictive Behaviors SIG Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a member of our SIG who has made major contributions to the field of addictive behaviors over the course of a lifetime. This award is given every other year (during odd years) to an individual who has substantially impacted our field as a researcher, educator, clinician, and/or scholar. Award recipients receive a plaque commemorating their achievement and are invited to give a 30 minute presentation on their program of research at the annual SIG meeting.

2019 - Kate Carey
2017 – Jalie Tucker
2015 – Barbara McCrady
2013 – Carlo DiClemente
2011 – Peter Monti
2009 – G. Alan Marlatt
2007 – Mark and Linda Sobell
2005 – William R. Miller

G. Alan Marlatt Mid-Career Research Award (presented yearly)

The G. Alan Marlatt Mid-Career Research Award is generously sponsored by Drs. Mark and Linda Sobell. It celebrates the tradition established by Dr. G. Alan Marlatt in his distinguished career as a pioneer and innovator in cognitive-behavioral therapy and research on addictive behaviors. It is given annually to a member of our SIG who received their doctoral degree between 4 and 12 years prior to receiving the award, who has conducted a program of research in the field of addiction psychology demonstrating substantial scientific rigor. This research can focus on understanding mechanisms of addiction or advancing evidence-based clinical practice in the addictions. Research that addresses harm reduction or treatment innovations would be particularly consistent with Dr. Marlatt’s research emphasis, but such a focus is not a requirement for the award. Award recipients receive a cash prize of $250 plus a plaque.

2020 - Sara Becker
2019 - Julia Buckner
2018 - Carla Rash
2017 - Theodore Wagener
2015 - Katie Witkiewitz
2014 - Brian Borsari
2013 - Susan Collins
2012 - Lindsey Ham

Early Career Award (presented even years)

The Addictive Behaviors SIG Early Career Award is given to an early career ABCT Addictive Behaviors SIG member who has made a major contribution to the field of addictive behaviors within 7 years of receiving their terminal degree.  This award is given every other (even) year to an individual who has impacted our field as a researcher, educator, clinician, and/or scholar. Now is time to honor emerging excellence! Award recipients receive a plaque commemorating their achievement and are invited to give a 30 minute presentation on their program of research at the annual SIG meeting.

2020 - Angelo DiBello
2018 - Ryan Shorey
2016 - Jennifer Merrill
2014 - Andrew Littlefield
2012 - Julia Buckner
2008 - Roisin O’Connor
2007 - Brian Borsari
2006 - Melissa A. Lewis
2005 - Julie Schumacher
2004 - James Murphy
2003 – Art Blume

Outstanding Student Poster Award (presented yearly)

This award is given every year to an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student whose SIG Expo poster demonstrates excellence in advancing research on addictive behaviors. Award recipients receive a certificate commemorating their achievement and $20 toward the purchase of a frame of their choosing.

2020 - McKenzie Watson
2019 - Kayce Hopper
2018 - Andrew Voss
2017 - Heather Krieger
2016 - Ivori Zvorsky
2015 - Eleanor Leavens
2014 - Anthony Ecker
2012 - Mary Beth Miller
2009 – Mark Prince
2008 – Jacqueline Alfonso
2007 – Leon Butler
2006 – Elizabeth Clark-Polner
2005 – Jessica M. Cronce
2003 – Brian Borsari