APA AACDP Research Mentorship Award

Request for Submissions


This award is a jointly sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry. The award honors an academic psychiatrist who has fostered the pursuit of student research in a significant manner within his/her university department.  Though most nominees will have substantial experience in the direct mentorship of individual students, nominees who have promoted novel research-oriented training activities within a department or residency program will also be considered. The award consists of an inscribed plaque and a $1,500 honorarium, presented at the APA Annual Meeting.


Only one nomination from any department will be considered. Candidates for the award need not be limited to senior, well-established candidates; innovativeness and dedication will be honored at any academic level. Nominees must be members of APA.


Applications should include a brief statement highlighting the basis for the nomination, the nominee’s CV, and a list of the nominee’s mentees.


Deadline for submissions is July 31st.


For more information regarding nomination materials, please contact Jennifer Shupinka, by email, jshupinka@psych.org or at (703) 907-8657.