Poster Awards

Two poster awards

A poster session will be organized during each of the 2 conference days. During these sessions, all posters will be rated by a poster-award committee. The chair of the committee is Dr. Nadine Köhle (University of Twente). The two top-rated posters will receive the ‘ARPH Poster Award (one award for each day).

Presentation Award

Two presentation awards

During the presentation, symposium, and e-health demonstration sessions, all presentations will be rated by two independent raters who will by assigned by the conference committee. The two top-rated presentation will receive the ‘ARPH Presentation Award (one award for each day).

ARPH PhD Award 2019

The Association for Researchers in Psychology & Health (ARPH) annually sponsors an award for best PhD thesis. The purpose of this award is to encourage young researchers who have uniquely contributed to the field of psychology and health. The winner will receive a certificate and a prize of 100 euros.

General conditions

  • Candidates must have obtained (or will obtain) their PhD degree in the calendar year 2019.
  • Candidates should be member of ARPH (or have applied to become member before the submission deadline).
  • The winner of the award will attend the ARPH conference 2020 in Egmond aan Zee and will give a presentation about the PhD thesis at the conference (on January 31, 2020).


Candidates must submit an electronic version of their PhD thesis before November 1st, 2019 to the chair of the committee: Dr. Maya Schroevers ( Only PhD theses written in English are eligible. By their participation, the candidates accept the general conditions of the award. The winning candidate will be notified by the jury before Christmas 2019.

ARPH Young Talent Award

Call for nominations for the ARPH Young Talent Award

The ARPH Young Talent Award is an award for talented early-career researchers which will be awarded at the upcoming ARPH conference in Egmond aan Zee, 30-31  January 2020.

The award is meant for researchers at the beginning of their research career. Applicants must have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years. This deadline can be extended with 6 months maximum if the candidate has taken parental, maternity or care leave within the relevant period. Nominations can be sent by a senior researcher (Professor or Associate Professor) and with the candidates’ agreement. Nominators and the candidate should be members of ARPH (or have applied to become member before the submission deadline).

The deadline for nominations is November 18th.

The nomination should consist of:

  • A letter of recommendation signed by the nominator and a second senior researcher from another institute, which describes the accomplishments of the candidate and makes clear why this nominee is particularly promising and talented in the field of psychology and health, taking into account the following criteria:

quality of publications; innovativeness of the research; scientific impact; societal impact; and relevance for the aims of ARPH: to stimulate and coordinate the academic study and application of psychological approaches to health and illness within Belgium and/or The Netherlands.

  • An updated CV of the nominee, including a list of three key publications.

The jury for the award consists of three senior members of ARPH and is chaired by prof. dr Ellen Smets. Members of the Jury are not allowed to propose a candidate.

Nominations should be sent before November 18th to prof. dr. Ellen Smets using the following address:

The winning candidate will be notified by the jury before December 21st.