Accepting Nominations for the Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award

The 7th Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding new investigator with 2-10 years of experience working in the field of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, teen dating violence, human trafficking, or related issues. RALIANCE has joined with Futures Without Violence, the CDC Foundation, and a committee of experts to select one outstanding individual to receive the Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award for 2020. The recipient will receive passage to the 2020 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence in Chicago, IL, which includes airfare, hotel, waived Conference registration (April 26-28th, 2020) and a small stipend. Additionally, they will be guaranteed a Presentation slot and mentoring session (15 minutes) with a leader in the anti-violence field.  The awardee will be recognized during the conference by representatives of Futures Without Violence, RALIANCE, and the CDC Foundation.

Nominations are accepted from professionals in the field, as well as from the Conference’s Steering Committee, and will be selected based on the quality of their research and its implications for the field; commitment to underserved communities; mentorship and collaboration with fellow researchers, health providers and advocates in the field. We are interested in research candidates who come from a variety of professions including, but not limited to doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, public health professionals and advocates.

Nominees will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • How their research reflects potential to answer critical questions in the field
  • Usefulness of the research for practice
  • How their work demonstrates a commitment to the underserved communities (with respect to race, gender, sexual orientation, income/class, etc.)
  • How their work demonstrates a commitment to fellow researchers, health providers and advocates in the field through collaboration, training and/or mentoring
  • Publications from the nominee (including quality, prestige and number of publications in consideration with number of years in the field)
  • How their area of focus is relevant to the award, Dr. Saltzman and/or this field:

To nominate a candidate, please submit the following 3 items:

1.    Click here to access the electronic Candidate Submission/Application Form (also linked below).

2.   A narrative of up to 2 pages addressing the questions designated on the form below.

3.   The candidate’s CV which describes their education, any publications and their work in the field of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, teen dating violence, human trafficking, or related issues.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 5pm Pacific (6pm Mountain; 7pm Central; 8pm Eastern). All will be informed between September 30-October 4, 2019.

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