Corley Research Grant Award

Corley Research Grant Purpose

The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) is dedicated to fostering scientific inquiry that helps advance our knowledge, understanding and treatment of problematic sexual behavior (e.g., sexual addiction, compulsive sexual behavior) and sexual health. In order to promote new investigators SASH created the Corley Research Grant currently funded by the Santé Center for Healing.
About Santé Center In the early 1980’s, Santé Center for Healing co-founders and siblings Andre “Rip” Corley, CSW, ACP, LVN, ASL and Deb Corley, PhD, LMFT, LCDC, LSOTP, CSAT, CMAT were part of a mental and behavioral health pioneer “Study Group” who met to discuss professional struggles working with clients struggling with sexual compulsion and addiction. How could they help these clients find healing through the radical transformation of recovery? There was a dire need for research on compulsive sexual behavior, sexual addiction and sexual health. In the subsequent decades, Deb’s field-defining problematic sexual behavior and disclosure research was distributed in peer reviewed journal articles, national presentations and several acclaimed books. In early 1996, Deb and Rip’s research, efficacy and commitment to the field (including earliest leadership on the SASH Board of Directors) most notably resulted in the founding of Santé, a renowned treatment center in Argyle, Texas where long-term recovery is possible and realized. For more than 25 years the research and efficacy legacy continues to be shared forward.

The award will provide ONE (1) new investigator with:

1) $1000 towards an ongoing or new research project related to compulsive sexual behavior, sexual addiction, or sexual health

2) $500 travel allowance to attend the SASH annual conference

3) A waiver of the registration fee to the SASH annual conference

4) Mentorship by senior SASH advisors on content, process, presentation and publication of the project

In return, the recipient will be expected to:

1) Present preliminary findings at the SASH annual conference

2) Submit preliminary findings for publication in the Sexual Health and Compulsivity Journal


  • Candidates must be in good standing in a Masters, pre-doctoral, doctoral level or other equivalent training program in an accredited educational institution or healthcare facility in the United States.
  • The candidate must have a sponsoring supervisor/advisor at their university/college.
  • The focus of research must include a topic related to compulsive sexual behavior, sexual addiction, or sexual health.
  • The project may include basic science, social science, or applied clinical research.
  • The award may be used to support research that is part of larger existing research projects or  master or dissertation projects.
  • The award does not cover institutional indirect costs. All funds will be awarded directly to the receipt of the research award.
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Deadline for Submissions July 31, 2024
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