The John Reid Research Innovation Award

Together with Gerald Patterson, John Reid co-founded the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) in 1977Together with Gerald Patterson, John Reid co-founded the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) in 1977. John had an extraordinarily productive and influential career. He directed Reid OSLC’s prevention centers for over 20 years and was the Executive Director of OSLC for 18 years. John published over 130 articles in peer reviewed journals, many of those with early career scientists as co-authors. John served as a peer reviewer, and chaired many peer review committees for the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Educational Sciences, and the WT Grant Foundation.

John’s academic accomplishments do not begin to describe the depth of his influence on fellow scientists and in particular on the career development of young researchers and clinicians. He was an extraordinary mentor—generous, engaged, motivating, and selfless. He could be counted on to bring out the best in students and co-workers. One colleague noted that John had the unique knack for choosing the kernel of excitement in an idea and building on it as opposed to focusing on the limitations. John’s fierce intellect, humble demeanor, and infectious laugh made him larger than life.

Submission Criteria

The John Reid Research Innovation Award will be given to an advanced graduate student or post-doc. Those of us lucky enough to have been mentored by John remember how he encouraged bold and creative thinking coupled with testable hypothesis generation. This award is dedicated to furthering that ethic.

The award is intended to support research that results in a manuscript, a conference presentation, or both.

Award amount: $500

Please submit:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. A 2-page proposal stating the aim(s), significance, method, and potential public health relevance
  3. A budget

The selected application will be required to obtain IRB approval at their institution prior to funding unless the proposed work is determined to be exempt.