SABA recognizes leaders in the field of behavior analysis through annual awards.

The SABA Board expects awardees and grantees to contribute to a culture of integrity and respect for individuals and groups. SABA endorses ABAI’s policy on sexual harassment. The Society retains the right to revoke or suspend an honor already granted if warranted.

Recommendations for SABA awards are made by Full members of ABAI. Recommendations are reviewed by the SABA Board of Directors, who determine the winner of each award. All ABAI Full members are strongly encouraged to make recommendations and to provide a detailed rationale for their choices.

Award winners are invited to present their work at the opening event of ABAI's annual convention during the SABA Awards Ceremony.