The Selective Mutism Association (SMA) is pleased to invite students to apply to our new student poster awards. The Selective Mutism Outstanding Research Award and the Thomas J. Kehle Award were created to highlight excellent student work that contributes to selective mutism research and to alleviate some of the costs to present at the SMA national conference. Two awardees will receive $500 each and will be recognized at the national conference and in the newsletter. To qualify, applicants must submit their poster to the SMA national conference; attend the SMA national conference; and be a current undergraduate or graduate student at the time of the conference.

To apply, submit the following:

1. Poster abstract that was submitted to the SMA national conference, should not exceed 500 words;

2. Curriculum vitae;

3. Bio to be included in the newsletter, should not exceed 150 words;

4. Headshot or picture to be included in the newsletter.

All applications for the Selective Mutism Association Outstanding Research Award must be received by May 24, 2019 at midnight PST. Application materials should be submitted using the following form If you have questions about eligibility, application materials, or any other parts of the process please e-mail