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Initiatives & Awards

Celebrating Achievement, Potential, & Excellence

ISSS is proud to recognize excellence in the field through various initiatives and awards. Read more about each below.

Collaborative Research Program

The ISSS Collaborative Research Program provides an opportunity for doctoral students and early career researchers (less than 5 years post PhD) to work with a leading NSSI researcher, who is not their supervisor, on a dedicated research project.

Rising Star Award

The ISSS Rising Star Award recognises an early-career researcher, clinician, or advocate whose work demonstrates potential and commitment to make a significant impact on the field. This award celebrates dedication and passion and to gives thanks to those who devote their time to advancing the NSSI field and improving the lives of people with lived experience.

ISSS Invited Fellow

Invited Fellows of ISSS are esteemed members who have made outstanding contributions to the NSSI field. Through their research, clinical, and/or advocacy work, ISSS Fellows have advanced knowledge and understanding, and have improved the lives of people with lived experience of self-injury.

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