ISPG Honorific Awards

Submissions for ISPG Honorific Awards are now open! Click HERE to submit a nomination. 

Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 12, 2017
*DEADLINE EXTENSION: Monday, June 19, 2017

The Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a scientist who has made a significant contribution to the advancement in the field of psychiatric genetics. You can submit a nomination for another scientist or for yourself. Click HERE for instructions on how to submit a nomination. 

Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 12, 2017
*DEADLINE EXTENSION: Monday, June 19, 2017

The Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award is given for published work on psychiatric genetics that is of exceptional merit. Candidates must be 40 years or younger in 2017 for consideration and need not be members of ISPG. The award is available annually, but will not be made in the absence of any work of sufficient merit. You can submit a nomination for another scientist or for yourself. Click HERE for instructions on how to submit a nomination. 

Gershon Paper of the Year Award
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 12, 2017
*DEADLINE EXTENSION: Monday, June 19, 2017

The International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) presents the Gershon Paper of the Year Award to a recipient who has been published in the past year (June, 2016 to present) in the psychiatric genetics field. The submitter and first author must be a member of the ISPG. The recipient of the award will receive a plaque during the 2017 Annual Congress in Orlando, Florida. Click HERE for instructions on how to submit a nomination. 

Hugh Gurling Memorial Award
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 12, 2017
*DEADLINE EXTENSION: Monday, June 19, 2017

The Hugh Gurling Award will be based on the best oral presentation or poster submitted at the WCPG by an eligible investigator. Eligible investigators are defined as those who are from a non-Group A World Bank country, and who reside in such a country at the time of the meeting. The winner will be honored by a certificate from the Society, and the resulting manuscript, once submitted to the journal and passing peer review, will be featured in the journal under the byline Hugh Gurling Memorial Award Paper. To apply, the applicant will have the opportunity to elect to be considered for the award during the oral/poster abstract submission process. Click HERE for detailed instructions on how to submit an oral/poster presentation abstract. 

Richard Todd Award
Applications are not required.

The Richard Todd Award is given each year by the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) to a researcher for an outstanding contribution to the genetics of child psychiatry. Richard Todd (1952-2008) was an internationally known expert on the influences of genetics and environment on psychiatric illness in children. The recipient is selected by the Awards Committee, based on abstracts accepted for oral presentation at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG).

ispg-awards_depauloPrevious Awards:

Previous Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
1993: Seymour S. Kety and George Winokur
1995: Ming T. Tsuang
1997: Irving I. Gottesman
1999: Theodore Reich
2001: Michael Conneally
2002: Jules Angst and Nikki Erlenmeyer-Kimling
2003: C. Robert Cloninger
2004: Peter Propping
2005: NONE
2006: Elliot S. Gershon
2007: Peter McGuffin
2008: Jurg Ott.
2010: Susan E. Folstein
ispg-awards_fromer2011: Kenneth Kendler
2012: Raymond Crowe
2013: John Nurnberger
2014: Margaret Pericak-Vance
2015: Michael Owen
2016: J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr.

Previous Theodore Reich Award Winners
2004: Carol Prescott

2005: Laura Almasy and Nigel Williams
2006: Thomas G. Schulze
2007: Alexander B. Niculescu III
2008: Shaun Purcell
2009: Jonathan Sebat
2010: Elisabeth B. Binder
2011: David Glahn
ispg-awards_buxbaum2012: Danielle Dick
2013: Stephan Ripke
2014: Benjamin Neale
2015: Sarah Medland
2016: Menachem Fromer

Previous Richard Todd Award Winners
2009: Jonathan Sebat

2010: Joseph D. Buxbaum
2011: Danielle Dick
2012: Anke Hinney
2013: Geert Poelmans
2014: Nadine Provencal
2015: Christie Burton
2016: Joseph Buxbaum

ispg-awards_gershon-paper_heilbronnerPrevious Elliot Gershon Paper of the Year Award Winners
2014: Thomas W. Muhleisen

2015: Michael O’Donovan and Stephen Ripke
2016: Liping Hou, Urs Heilbronner and Franziska Degenhardt