Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight: Caul Award Sub-Committee

This month’s Volunteer Position Spotlight shines on the opportunity to join the David Caul Graduate Research Fund Sub-Committee! This is an incredible opportunity to support graduate students fund and develop research on complex trauma and dissociation and requires minimal commitment on the part of the volunteer.

The ISSTD’s David Caul Graduate Research Fund is a sub-committee of the ISSTD’s Grants and Awards Committee.  The David Caul Graduate Research Fund was designed to support research that is primarily concerned with dissociation or closely related topics. The award is named for David Caul, MD, the fourth president of ISSTD in 1987, (then known as the International Society for the Study of Multiple Personality & Dissociation), a dedicated and beloved leader in the field of dissociation.

As part of the David Caul Graduate Research Fund sub-committee, volunteers update and liaise with the Grants and Awards Committee, organize the fund, follow up with recipients one year after the funds have been granted to obtain updates on the progress of the funded research, and advise of further opportunities to present the funded research at ISSTD events, conferences, and publications.  In this role, new committee members would be a part of reviewing graduate student applications for funding of research in the dissociation field.  This includes reading and rating student research proposals based on importance, relevance, feasibility, budget justification, originality, and quality.  This committee meets yearly through ISSTDWorld for virtual meetings.

The ideal committee members have experience using excel spreadsheets and are either interested or experienced in research and/or mentoring graduate students conducting research. If this sounds like something you would be interested in being a part of, please click here to explore this opportunity. Please note you will need to log in to ISSTDWorld to view and apply for this opportunity. We encourage students and emerging professionals to apply!

We welcome all members to apply. We would love to hear from you!