Description: The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD) has established the NASSPD early Career Investigator Award. This research award was established to encourage investigators early in their academic career to pursue research to increase our understanding of personality disorders. A committee of distinguished peers will make the selection. The award will recognize an individual whose work shows an emerging trajectory of professional and scientific productivity, and through his/her early contributions has increased our understanding of personality and personality disorders or their treatment. The winner will receive an engraved glass award, and the award will be announced to our membership at our Annual Conference.