The awards submission portal for #ADAA2020 is now open.



Promoting careers and professional development is a central focus of ADAA. Since its inception in 1998, the ADAA awards program has provided more than one million dollars to 400 aspiring professionals and given them access to a professional home, unique pairings with senior mentors from our membership, and participation at the 2020 annual conference (March 19-22 - San Antonio, TX).

Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program


The Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Award Program (CDLP) is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers that is offered at ADAA's 2020 Annual Conference.


This interactive learning experience challenges thinking and encourages creative discourse about anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders in a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals involved in practice and research.


This program is a wonderful opportunity to benefit from episodic mentoring and to develop skills to become more professionally competitive. The CDLP's focus is to offer an environment where ADAA's next generation of leaders can flourish.


CDLP awardees are grouped among two tracks:

  • Basic Neuroscience/Clinical Research
  • Clinical
    • Previously called the Practice Track, ADAA is broadening our reach to be more inclusive. The new Clinical track will sustain programming for clinicians in or entering private practices but we will also develop programming for faculty or staff on Clinical Tracks in academic institutions.       

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Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award

Burkhouse1_0_0_0.pngThis award is given to an early career investigator for the best original research paper on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, or experimental psychopathology of anxiety disorders and depression.

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Recognizing ADAA Members

The ADAA awards program expanded in 2011 to recognize outstanding member participation and commitment to the Association and to the community through Member Recognition Awards. This award program includes: the ADAA Member of Distinction and Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award. Learn more.   

Meet ADAA's 2018 Member of Distinction and Jerilyn Ross Awardees

Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship 

Travel Awards (Folded into the CDLP Award)

Clinician Trainee Awards (Folded into the CDLP Award)

New Research Poster Awards (2011 – 2012)