Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association

fostering the growth of solution focused practices

2016 SFBTA Research Awards

Announcement and Application Procedures

The SFBTA Research Awards are aimed at fostering the growth of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy by encouraging original research in solution-focused practices, and to support students or practitioners who wish to study solution-focused practices. The inclusion of practitioners is an effort to bridge the gap between research and practice in advancing knowledge of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.


The 2016 SFBTA Research Awards will provide up to $2,200.00 to support ongoing or proposed studies conducted by doctoral or master level students, practitioners where SF practices are the focus of their work, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty who are in their first three years past graduation. Priority will be given to research, which supports the evidence-base of SFBT practices, mechanisms of change research, or other research which could directly or indirectly investigate the effectiveness of SF practices.


Any graduate student in any discipline, practitioner engaging in research focusing on SFBT, post-doctoral fellow and junior faculty who are in their first three years past graduation is eligible for this award. Priority will be given to applicants who have a high probability of completing their projects. This determination will be based on many factors, including but not limited to the significance of the study, rigor of the design, previous research or practice experience, access to an appropriate sample, other institutional support, etc. In addition, priority will be given to applicants who will conduct the research in the US or Canada.

Application Procedures:

Applicants should submit an application proposal, which should include the following content:

Award Decision:

The SFBTA Research Committee, who will make the final decision on the award, will review the application proposals. The award decision will be based on the following criteria:

Deadlines and Announcement of Award

Application proposals must be received by the SFBTA Research Committee by June 30, 2016. The recipients of the award will be notified by August 30, 2016 award ceremony will be hosted at the 2016 SFBTA Annual Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 3-6 2016. The funds will be made available immediately after the Conference. The recipients of the Research Awards should plan to attend the annual conference for the award ceremony.

Conditions of Acceptance

As part of the obligation of receiving the 2016 Research Award, award recipients are requested to:

For further information, or to submit Application Proposals, please contact:

Mo Yee Lee, Ph.D.
SFBTA Research Committee
Professor and PhD Program Director
College of Social Work
The Ohio State University
340A Stillman Hall
1947 College Road
Columbus, OH  43210
Phone: 614-292-9910
Fax: 614-292-6940