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Award for Research in Psychiatry

First awarded in 1949 as the Hofheimer Prize, the Award for Research in Psychiatry recognizes 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 covers the full spectrum of psychiatric research.


  • Council on Research
  • Committee on Research Awards

Program Benefits

$5,000, Plaque, Award lecture

Criteria / Eligibility

U.S. or Canadian citizen

Nomination / Application Details

  • Nomination by APA member not on the Award Committee
  • Letter of recommendation summarizing nominee's research accomplishments in a specific area or coherent theme of the research
  • Summary statement emphasizing work's principal theme, its cohesiveness and consistency, and its scientific implications
  • Nominee's CV
  • Nominee's bibliography


September 10



Award Presentation

Presented at the Convocation or the award lecture at APA's Annual Meeting


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