Student Award

Mark Mattaini Student Engagement Award

Number of awards each year: 1-2 (depending on available funds)

Deadline: March 1 of each year

CLICK HERE to apply

Applicants will be notified of results by April 15th of each year.


1) must be a current BFSR student member; 

2) must be working in social-cultural justice areas (please see the aim and scope of Behavior and Social Issues, and the mission of Behaviorists for Social Responsibility)

Application Process:

To be completed through the BFSR website

1) Complete application with basic questions (education status, area of study, advisor/mentor); 

2) Submit an abstract of a completed paper (unpublished, not submitted for publication), or formal proposal for a paper including an estimated timeline for completion. Submissions should follow the publication guidelines for Behavior and Social Issues.

The awardee must commit to at least one of the following:

  1. Submit a completed paper to BSI as a “Student Spotlight” article. Awardee will be given the opportunity to be paired with a mentor from BFSR or BSI to prepare the manuscript for submission, or the student may work with their own advisor or mentor. 
  2. Present their work as part of a symposium organized by BFSR at the following ABAI Annual Convention.
  3. Participate in the development of a poster highlighting the work of BFSR members at the ABAI Annual Convention.

The awardee (and their advisor/mentor, if applicable) should plan on attending the BFSR Business Meeting at the ABAI Annual Convention to be recognized for their award.

To apply for this award, please click this link.

Primary Contact: Holly Seniuk


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