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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 annual conference.

--Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP)
--CDLP Mentorship
--Donald F. Klein Early Investigator Award
--Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship
--Recognizing ADAA Members
--Past Awards

Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program

CDLp-awardees_1_0.pngThe Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers. This interactive learning experience challenges thinking and encourages creative discourse about anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders in a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals involved in practice and research. The CDLP program is another step in ADAA's commitment to recognize and promote outstanding talent. Participants are grouped among three tracks: Basic Neuroscience, Clinical Research, and Practice. Learn more. 

Application Submission Portal is now closed for 2018. 
2018 CDLP Awardees
Past Alies Muskin CDLP participants
CDLP Mentorship
Catch Up with Past CDLP Awardees 

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. Learn more. 



Meet ADAA's 2018 Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award Awardee

Past Donald F. Klein award recipients

Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship

Cottle1_0_0.pngThe Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship sponsors the participation of a young researcher for their promise as a budding leader leader in the field of neuroscience research directed toward solving the problem of anxiety and/or depression in those on the autism spectrum. Special consideration will be given to applicants for this award who themselves have been diagnosed with ASD. Learn more

Meet ADAA's 2018 Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship Awardee

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)