Guidelines for the Richard Rosner Award for the Best Paper: July 1


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The Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences announces its annual award, “The Richard Rosner Award for the Best Paper by a Fellow in Forensic Psychiatry or Forensic Psychology.” To qualify:  (1) the paper should have been completed as part of the work of the forensic fellowship year, OR within 18 months of the completion of the forensic fellowship year based upon work or research that took place during that year; (2) the paper must not have been previously published; and, (3) submission constitutes permission for publication in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.

To apply for the award, please mail or email copies of the following:  (1) the paper; (2) a letter from the director of the forensic fellowship program affirming that the author was a forensic fellow and the year of the author’s forensic fellowship; and, (3) the author’s curriculum vitae to Heather Jefferson, AAFS, 410 North 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80904, or to hjefferson@aafs.org. Submissions must be received by July 1.

The award consists of:

  • Free membership dues for one year in the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section of the AAFS, if the author meets the requirements and completes the application process;
  • Free registration to the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting;
  • Acceptance of the paper for presentation at the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section;
  • Free subscription for one year to the Journal of Forensic Sciences;
  • A cash award of $500 to the author; and,
  • A certificate affirming the author’s award.