Each spring, SSSP invites proposals for the funding of research projects by early career school psychologists. The major goal of the Early Career Research Award (ECRA) is to support projects that are innovative; have the potential of advancing the science of school psychology by producing new knowledge or empirical findings; and incorporate methods that are rigorous, replicable, and clearly delineated. In recent years, the ECRA program has accounted for more than half of SSSP's total funding outlay for research awards. Requests for Proposals are announced on major school psychology listservs.

Previous Recipients

2006
1. PI – Suzanne Bamonto Graney; Mentor - Kelly Powell-Smith; $8,000.

2007
1. PI – Robin Hojnoski/Kristen Missall; Mentor – Edward S. Shapiro; $9,860.
2. PI – Timothy Cleary; Mentor – Barry Zimmerman; $9,051.
3. PI – Merilee McCurdy; Mentor – Susan M. Sheridan; $11,089.
4. PI – Amy Reschly; Mentor – E. Scott Huebner; $9,870.
5. PI – Romilia Romínguez de Ramirez; Mentor – Thomas W. Kubiszyn; $12,791.

2008
1. PI – Elise Capella; Mentor – Marc Atkins; $12,270.
2. PI – Ryan Kettler/ Craig Albers; Mentor – Thomas R. Kratochwill; $14,900.
3. PI – Jennifer Mautone; Mentor – Thomas J. Power; $13,658.
4. PI – Scott Methe/ John Begeny; Mentor – Ann C. Shulte; $13,873.

2009
1. PI – Renee O. Hawkins; Mentor – David W. Barnett; $15,739.
2. PI – G. Thomas Schanding; Mentor – Thomas W. Kubiszyn; $15,488.
3. PI – Rebecca J. Bulotsky Shearer; Mentor – Paul A. McDermott; $14,515.

2010
1. PI – Amanda Marcotte; Mentor – Tanya L. Eckert; $15,960.
2. PI – Amy M. Briesch; Mentor – Sandra M. Chafouleas; $11,655.
3. PI – Sterett H. Mercer; Mentor – Heather Sterling-Turner; $10,390.
4. PI – Gina Coffee; Mentor – Thomas R. Kratochwill; $15,855.

2011
1. PI – Julia Ogg; Mentor – Robert Volpe; $14,993.
2. PI – Jamilia J. Blake; Mentor – Jan N. Hughes; $15,000.
3. PI – Nathan Clemens; Mentor – Deborah Simmons; $12,730.
4. PI – Brian C. McKevitt; Mentor – Lisa Kelly-Vance; $12,952.

2012
1. PI – Erin Dowdy/Matthew P. Quirk; Mentor – Michael J. Furlong; $16,997.
2. PI – Jamie Yarbrough Fearrington; Mentor – Theodore J. Christ; $13,756.
3. PI – Amy E. Luckner; Mentor – Amanda B. Nickerson; $11,808.
4. PI – Kristin M. Rispoli; Mentor – Susan M. Sheridan; $16,169.

2013
1. PI – Margaret T. Floress; Mentor – Wendy M. Reinke; $16,107.
2. PI – Milena Keller-Margulis; Mentor – Edward S. Shapiro; $19,530.
3. PI – Stephen Kilgus/Katie R. Eklund; Mentor – Sandra M. Chafouleas; $14,427.
4. PI – Kyongboon Kwon; Mentor – Susan M. Sheridan; $15,173.

2014
1. PI – Brandy Clarke; Mentor – Susan M. Sheridan; $19,889.
2. PI – S. Andrew Garbacz; Mentor – Susan M. Sheridan and Robert Horner; $19,996.
3. PI – Natasha Segool; Mentor – James C. DiPerna; $17,780.

2015
1. PI – Aaron Fischer; Mentor – William Erchul; $19,917.
2. PI – Judith Harrison; Mentor – Steve Evans; $19,883.
3. PI – Joe Nese; Mentor – Gerry Tindal; $9,704.
4. PI – Brandon Schultz; Mentor – Steve Evans; $17,780.

2016
1. PI – Prerna Arora/Evan Dart; Mentor- Beth Doll, $16,021.
2. PI – Courtenay A. Barrett/Nathan Stevenson; Mentor- Matt Burns, $20,000.
3. PI – Michael D. Lyons; Mentor- Jason Downer $19,929.
4. PI – Samuel D. McQuillin; Mentor- Timothy Cavell, $19,723.
5. PI – Kimberly A. Zoder-Martell; Mentor, Leah M. Nellis $19,684.