Bowlby-Ainsworth Award recognizes senior scholars who exemplified
the standards of scholarship, collegiality and service that John
Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth shared, taught, and valued. Awards are
also made to younger researchers for specific contributions of lasting
importance. Special Awards are occasionally given in recognition
of singular contributions to the Bowlby-Ainsworth tradition. Selections
are made by the Awards Committee of the Center For Mental Health
Promotion and The New York Attachment Consortium, in consultation
with distinguished colleagues from several continents. The Award
is represented by a crystal sculpture engraved with the portraits
of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, the recipients’ name, and
a brief award statement.
Nominations for Senior and Special Awards are made by the Awards
Committee and past Awardees. The Committee welcomes nominations
of younger colleagues (recent full professor or younger) who have
made specific contributions that deserve to be highlighted. Nominations
should be submitted electronically and include a copy of the nominee’s
curriculum vitae and 1-3 reprints (in .pdf format) representing
the nominated work and a statement of 300 words or less explaining
the significance of the specific theoretical or empirical contribution
and the nominee’s potential for contributing to the Bowlby-Ainsworth
tradition. Nomination by one person is sufficient for consideration.
Nominations should be submitted one time only. Consideration is
not limited to the year in which a nomination is received.