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Congratulate this Year's APBS Award Winners!

Erika McDowell
2020 E.G. "Ted" Carr Early Career Practitioner Award

Barry McCurdy
2020 APBS Leadership Award

Rob Horner
2020 APBS Leadership Award

George Sugai
2020 APBS Leadership Award

E.G. Carr Memorial and APBS Leadership Awards Description

Dr. Ted Carr

Dr. Edward Carr in the psychology building at Stony Brook University.
(Newsdsay File Photo / Kathy Kmonicek / January 5, 2006)

E.G. "Ted" Carr Initial Researcher Award

The Association for Positive Behavior Support is Seeking Nominations for the 2021 Ted Carr Initial Researcher Award

This annual award is given to an early career researcher whose work in positive behavior support reflects conceptual sophistication, applied relevance, and promise of substantial contribution to the field. Preference will be given to candidates whose applications reflect commitment to positive behavior support as demonstrated through presentations or other scholarly involvement with the Association for Positive Behavior Support, including the annual conference.

To qualify for the award, the nominee must have earned a doctorate no more than five years before the submission deadline and have products that reflect evidence of research accomplishments, such as peer-reviewed journal articles.

The winner will be recognized at the 2021 APBS Conference in Minneapolis, MN and will be invited to present at that conference.

Self-nominations will be accepted. To be considered, nominees must submit the following materials by July 1, 2020:

  • One page, single-spaced statement of why the applicant is deserving of the award in terms of research and contributions to PBS
  • Curriculum vita
  • Up to two publications or other examples of scholarly work

Materials should be sent as email attachments (PDF or Microsoft Word) to Don Kincaid, Award Selection Coordinator, at kincaid@usf.edu..

E.G. "Ted" Carr PBS Practitioner Award

The Association for Positive Behavior Support is Seeking Nominations for the 2021 Ted Carr PBS Practitioner Award

This award is given to a practitioner whose work in positive behavior support demonstrates outstanding achievements in mentorship, service, and/or commitment to the application of positive behavior support (PBS) principles and technology in the field.

To qualify for the award, the nominee should meet the following conditions:

  • Holds a current volunteer or employment position that promotes the application of PBS principles and technology.

Applicants will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:

  • Positive impact on the field through singular or multiple achievements (e.g., innovative implementation, significant improvements in high need areas as evidenced by data outcomes, recognition by local organizations, etc.).
  • PBS service related activities as indicated by participation and leadership in professional associations at the local, state, and/or national levels (e.g., leadership, committees, speaker at regional, national, and international PBS conferences, contributor/reviewer, publications in practitioner oriented journals, magazines, and/or newsletters).
  • Contributions to the field in the form of mentorship to individuals to build skill capacity in the application of PBS principles and technology.
  • Leadership ability to inspire, problem-solve, and move a system forward while working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

The winner will be recognized at the 2021 APBS Conference in Minneapolis, MN and will be invited to present at that conference.

Nominations may be submitted by any APBS member. To be considered, the following materials must be submitted by the nominating APBS member by July 1, 2020:

  • A letter of nomination that states why the applicant is deserving of the award in terms of contributions to PBS (e.g., important contributions and impact) and includes:
    • Nominee’s formal educational background
    • Nominee’s experiential background including number of years in PBS activities
    • Nominee’s accomplishments in career
      • Actions, products, systems change efforts, time range, outcomes and relation to PBS
      • Impact of actions, products, systems change efforts on the school/district/state/agency
      • Sample nomination letter
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae of the practitioner being nominated
  • If applicable, any products or materials that support the nomination

Materials should be sent as email attachments (PDF or Microsoft Word) to Don Kincaid, Award Selection Coordinator, at kincaid@usf.edu.