Now Accepting Submissions for the Richard Rosner Award


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The Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is proud to invite submissions for its annual award, The Richard Rosner Award for the Best Paper by a Fellow in Forensic Psychiatry or Forensic Psychology.

To qualify for the award:

  • 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;
  • The paper must not have been previously published; and
  • Submission constitutes permission for publication of the paper in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.

The winner’s award consists of:

  • Free membership dues for one year in the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section of the AAFS (author must meet membership requirements and complete the application process);
  • Free registration to the next AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting;
  • Acceptance of the paper for presentation at the next AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting, in the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section;
  • Free online subscription for one year to the Journal of Forensic Sciences;
  • A cash award of $500 to the author; and
  • A plaque affirming the author’s award, presented at the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting.

To apply for the award, please submit each of the following items:

  • The paper being submitted for consideration;
  • The author’s curriculum vitae; and
  • A letter from the director of the author’s forensic fellowship program, affirming the author was a forensic fellow, and the year of that forensic fellowship.

Send the required submission items via email to cdrake@aafs.org or via regular mail to: Christopher Drake, AAFS, 410 North 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80904.

Submissions must be received no later than July 1.