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North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders

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Description: The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD) has established the NASSPD Senior Investigator Award to recognize the achievements of senior investigators in the field of personality and personality disorders. The Board of the NASSPD will make the selection. The award will recognize an individual whose work has influenced the field through his or her overall professional and scientific productivity, and through contributions that have increased our understanding of personality and personality disorders or their treatment. The winner will receive an engraved glass award. The award will be announced to our membership at our Annual Conference.

Eligibility: Senior investigators are expected to be full professors of psychiatry or psychology or the equivalent.

Submissions: Candidates should be nominated by a peer or mentor. Letters of nomination should describe (briefly) the career achievements and accomplishments of the candidate, and describe the individuals' overall productivity (e.g., papers, books, presentations,), contributions to the field (e.g., teaching, research, new knowledge), and his or her service (e.g., committees, study sections, other). The nomination should be supported by an additional letter of support from a peer and the candidate's CV. All materials should be submitted together.

Please submit papers and proof of eligibility electronically to:

NASSPD Research Awards Committee

c/o Dr. Donald Black


Deadline for submissions:

EXTENDED! Submissions must be received by: Friday, January 27, 2023

Announcement of Winner:

The winner will be announced by: Friday, February 24, 2023

The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders welcomes you! 

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