APA Award for Research in Psychiatry

Call for Submissions

 

The American Psychiatric Association takes pleasure in inviting submissions for the 2012 American Psychiatric Association Award for Research in Psychiatry. First awarded in 1949 as The Hofheimer Prize, this is the most significant award given for research by the American Psychiatric Association. It is given in recognition of a single distinguished contribution, a body of work, or a lifetime contribution that has had a major impact on the field and/or altered the practice of psychiatry. The Award is intended to cover the full spectrum of psychiatric research.

The Award consists of a $5,000 prize and an honorary plaque to be presented at APA's Annual Meeting in May. The Award also includes an honorary lecture by the awardee.

Candidates for the Award must be citizens of the United States or Canada and be nominated by a sponsor. Sponsors must be members of the American Psychiatric Association. Members of the Award Committee are excluded from submitting nominations.

The sponsor should submit a letter setting out in detail the justification for the nomination, summarizing the nominee's research accomplishments in a specific area, or the coherent theme of the research.

The nominee should submit: 

  • Summary statement emphasizing the principle theme running through the work, its internal cohesiveness and consistency, and scientific implications
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Up-to-date Bibliography.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY FOR APPLICANTS TO SUBMIT COPIES OF RELEVANT BOOKS AND/OR JOURNAL ARTICLES.

All entries should be submitted electronically to Harold Goldstein, Ph.D., APA Division of Research, 

The Award is based on an annual competition and awardees are selected by APA's Committee on Research Awards, Stuart C. Yudofsy, M.D., Chair.

Prior applicants who wish to reapply may do so by resubmitting in the next award cycle.

For more information please contact Harold Goldstein, Ph.D., by email or by phone at (703) 907-8623.

Deadline for receipt of submissions is July 25, 2014