Description: The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD) has established the NASSPD Gunderson Young Investigator Award. This research award was established to encourage young investigators to pursue research to increase our understanding of personality disorders. We, the Board, will award the distinction of the Gunderson Young Investigator Award to the student whose paper has been judged to be the best by a committee of distinguished personality disorder researchers. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and a framed plaque. The award will be announced to our membership at our Annual Conference. In addition, the winner will have the opportunity to have a journal version of the paper published in Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.