The CanFASD Sterling Clarren Research Award has been named in honour of Dr. Sterling Clarren to recognize his pioneering contribution and leadership in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The award is presented annually to a Canadian Early Career Researcher or student in recognition of a completed study that has made a substantial contribution to the FASD field. Preference will be given to work conducted in one of Canada FASD Research Network’s (CanFASD) member provinces/territories (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, NWT, Nunavut and Yukon). However, Canadian researchers conducting work in other jurisdictions may also apply. Projects must also include a knowledge translation component. Applications may be submitted by:

  • A student working in the field of FASD near the completion of their studies, or
  • An early career investigator (within 5 years of first Faculty appointment)

The study must be intended to integrate research, policy, and practice to improve the lives of individuals with FASD, their families, and communities through advanced knowledge and/or training. This could include intervention, prevention, diagnostics, epidemiology, policy, justice, or basic biomedical research.

The following criteria will be considered in the review of all Research Award applications:

  • Relevance and scientific merit of the proposed research project to addressing human dimensions of FASD;
  • Potential to inspire future research and attract additional funding support;
  • Publication activity of the applicant;
  • Other research activities of the applicant; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of those affected by FASD.

The 2018 Award recipient will be required to participate at the 8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Vancouver, British Columbia April 18-21, 2018. The recipient will be recognized at the conference in the plenary session and will be provided the opportunity to present their research in a concurrent session. Travel expenses and conference registration will be part of the Award, and the recipient will also be awarded a $2000 cash prize. As a condition of the award, recipients will also be required to submit a short plain language summary of their research findings suitable for a lay audience to be posted on the CanFASD website.

Application Deadline: November17th, 2017
Award recipient will be notified by January 15th, 2018

Award Application Instructions
Award Application Form

Past Winners of the Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award