Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award Nomination Form

Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award
The Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award is sponsored by the Oregon Family Institute. The award was created to recognize outstanding research and/or research achievements in the field of family and divorce. The award is named for the late Dr. Stanley Cohen, founding member of AFCC who served as executive director and co-editor of the Review.

Open to all; AFCC membership is considered, but not a requirement to receive this award.

Anyone who has been a member of AFCC for five years or more may nominate an individual for the award. The nomination must be completed and submitted by March 9, 2020, prior to the annual conference at which the award will be presented. The AFCC Nominations Committee will recommend at least one candidate for consideration for the award.

The recipient of the award shall be chosen from the submitted candidates by a majority vote of the AFCC Awards Committee.

This award will be presented annually at the AFCC Annual Conference.

Click here for complete guidelines and criteria. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

You may find it helpful to compose your written responses in a word processing program and then paste them into the submission form. You will need the following information to complete the application:

  1. The name, mailing address, email address, phone number, of the person submitting the nomination. You must be an AFCC member of five years or more to submit award nominations.
  2. The name, mailing address, email address, phone number, of the nominee.
  3. Written responses detailing how the nominee meets the following criteria (up to 150 words per response):
    1. The recipient’s exceptional social science research or legal scholarship in the field or
    2. The recipient’s contribution to research in the community and other projects or initiatives;
    3. The recipient’s contribution and leadership in the field/profession;
    4. The recipient’s contributions to AFCC including publishing in the Family Court
      Review, and presenting at and attending conferences;
    5. The recipient’s demonstrated commitment to the mission and organizational values of AFCC.
  4. The name, email address, phone number of one reference for the nominee, including a brief description of the nominee's professional relationship with the reference.

Contact Gina Wentling at AFCC, 608-664-3750 or