The Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo is pleased to announce an early career award competition in support of its mission to reduce bullying abuse in schools and in the community by contributing knowledge and providing evidence-based tools to effectively change the language, attitudes, and behaviors of educators, parents, students, and society. This award will recognize an individual who has made exemplary scholarly contributions to the field of bullying abuse prevention and conducted research that has the potential to influence practice and policy.


Applications are invited from early career professionals (no more than seven years from receiving doctoral degree) from psychology, education, or a related field who work in an accredited college or university setting.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted online at by July 16, 2021, and must include the following (single-spaced typed using 12-point font with 1-inch margins):

  • Cover letter (no more than 1 page) summarizing exemplary contributions to effectively reducing bullying abuse
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of support from individuals familiar with specific professional contributions
  • Optional: maximum of two supporting documents (e.g., publication reprint, program evaluation report)


The recipient of this award will receive a plaque and $1,000.

Selection Procedure

A review committee coordinated by the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention will evaluate the applications. Applicants will be notified of the decision by early September 2021. The recipient may be asked to present at an Alberti Center event and to serve on the review committee for future award recipients.

Questions may be directed to the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at or 716.645.1532