Aftermath Foundation Graduate Student Research Award


The Aftermath Foundation Graduate Student Research Award is given by the Aftermath Foundation Board of Directors to honor those graduate students who conduct and publish research consistent with the mission of the Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation. This award recognizes published research by graduate students that contributes to understanding the impact of psychopathy on victims and family members of psychopathic individuals.  The award is given no more frequently than once a year.


Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation Mission:

Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy is dedicated to educating the public regarding the nature of psychopathy and its cost to individuals and society.

We seek to support the families and victims of those with psychopathy.

We support research that aims to: prevent or minimize the development of psychopathic traits, reduce the impact of psychopathic traits, and understand and treat the aftermath of psychopathy. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the negative impact of psychopathy on the families and victims of psychopathic individuals.


Purpose of the Award

To recognize outstanding contributions to The Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation’s Mission by a graduate student researcher


Form of the Award

Certificate and listing on the Aftermath Foundation website


Nomination Criteria and Requirements

Graduate students can be nominated by their advisor or supervisor or the department chair. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

  1. The research must be consistent with the mission of the Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation.
  2. Only completed research studies are eligible.
  3. Nominated students are required to supply the following information to accompany the letter of nomination:
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. A 2-3 page summary report of the research. In addition, tables, figures or graphics of the findings may be included.
  • Articles, posters or papers may be included if available.



     Deadline for submission is May 31st of each calendar year. The letter of nomination and required information can be sent to Dr. David Kosson at:  or


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