Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association

fostering the growth of solution focused practices

2017 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 and clinicians who wish to study solution-focused practices. The inclusion of clinicians is an effort to bridge the gap between research and practice in advancing knowledge of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.


The 2017 SFBTA Research Awards will provide up to $2,500.00 to support ongoing or proposed studies. Priority will be given to research that supports empirical evidence of SFBT practices, mechanisms of change, or other research which could directly or indirectly investigate the effectiveness of SFBT practices.


Any graduate student in any discipline, clinicians engaging in research focusing on SFBT, post-doctoral fellow and junior faculty who are in their first three years past graduation are 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 research design, previous research or practice experience, access to an appropriate sample, and other institutional support. In addition, priority will be given to applicants who will conduct the research study in US or Canada.

Proposal Outline:

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

Criteria for assessment:

The SFBTA Research Committee will review the application proposals and will make the final decision on the award. 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 July 15, 2017. The recipients of the award will be notified by August 30, 2017, and the official award ceremony will be hosted at the 2017 SFBTA Annual Conference, November 8-11, 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 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 2017 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
440B Stillman Hall
1947 College Road
Columbus, OH  43210
Phone: 614-292-9910
Fax: 614-292-6940