Awards & Scholarships


Each year, ADEC recognizes professionals in thanatology for their commitment to the field and advancing the study of dying, death and bereavement. ADEC distributes a number of awards to professionals at various stages of their careers in the field during our annual conference each spring.

The ADEC Awards and Recognition Committee is now reviewing nominations submitted for the awards listed below. Nominations closed August 15, 2017.

Award Criteria

Academic Educator Award
Community Educator Award
Clinical Practice Award

Research Recognition Award
ADEC Service Award
Lifetime Achievement Award

View a list of past award recipients.

Student Awards

Learn more about the ADEC's two award programs for students interested in a career in thanatology. Applications are due October 1. Please submit your application as one document. 

Student Paper Awards

Student Conference Scholarships

Please direct questions to Mary Alice Varga, PhD.