Seymour B. Sarason Award for Community Research and Action

This award recognizes people working in the conceptually demanding, creative, and groundbreaking tradition of Seymour B. Sarason.

Deadline: December 1, 2015; December 1, 2016

Sponsor: Division 27

Description

The Seymour B. Sarason Award for Community Research and Action was established in 1993 to recognize people working in the conceptually demanding, creative, and groundbreaking tradition of Seymour B. Sarason.

This tradition includes:

  • Novel and critical rethinking, reframing, and reworking of basic assumptions, approaches, and issues in the human services, education, psychology, mental retardation and other areas of community research and action

  • Major books and other scholarship that reflect these new approaches within the context of historical wisdom

  • Action-research and other action efforts that reflect these new approaches

Those working both in academia and applied settings, including government, are eligible for the award. The award is given biennially.

The award winner is invited to present a major address at the Society for Community Research and Action’s biennial conference, which takes place every other June. The address is published in the American Journal of Community Psychology.

Eligibility

The criteria include:

  • Novel and critical rethinking, reframing and reworking of basic assumptions, approaches and issues in the human services, education, psychology, mental retardation and other areas of community research and action.
  • Major books and other scholarship that reflect these new approaches within the context of historical wisdom.
  • Action-research and other action efforts that reflect these new approaches.

Please note: Individuals may only be nominated for one SCRA award per award cycle, and all nominees must be an active member of SCRA in the past one (1) membership renewal year unless otherwise stated in the call.

How to Apply

Submit an electronic copy of a cover letter and award materials to SCRA Administrative Director Victoria Scott.

Past Recipients
2013

Beth Shinn, PhD 

2011

Stephanie Riger, University of Illinois at Chicago

2009

Edward Seidman, William T. Grant Foundation and New York University

2007

Raymond Lorion

2005

Rhona Weinstein, University of California at Berkeley

Find more information on the division’s website.