2024 WFSBP Awards Now Open

WFSBP is now accepting Young Investigator Award, Award for Excellence in Education, Lifetime Achievement and Research Prize nominations for the 16th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Learn more about each award below and submit nominations by 14 November 2023.

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2024 WFSBP Congress Venue - İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar - ICEC

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WFSBP Awards Overview

Lifetime Achievement Award:

The WFSBP Lifetime Achievement Award is intended for senior research scientists (MD, PhD or equivalent) whose lifework has significantly influenced today‘s field of biological psychiatry. The Lifetime Achievement Award will include a monetary prize of €1.000 and free registration to the 16th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry.

Award for Excellence in Education:

The WFSBP Award for Excellence in Education is to acknowledge outstanding and innovative education in biological psychiatry including the implementation of new interactive media. The Award for Excellence in Education will include a monetary prize of €1.000 and free registration to the 16th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry.

Research Prize:

The WFSBP Research Prize is intended for WFSBP members (MD, PhD or equivalent) whose current scientific work has had an important impact in the field of clinical and/or basic research in the area of biological psychiatry. The Research Prize will include a monetary prize of €1.000 and free registration to the 16th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry.

Young Investigator Award:

The Young Investigator Award recognizes excellence in the scholarly activity of early career researchers by providing the opportunity to attend the Congress in Istanbul, Türkiye. The Young Investigator Award will include a travel grant of €400 and free registration to the 16th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert Post, USA (2019)
Dan Stein, South Africa (2019)
Janusz Rybakowski, Poland (2015)
Michael Trimble, UK (2013)
Florian Holsboer, Germany (2013)

Award for Excellence in Education

Florence Thibaut, France (2017)
Philippe Courtet, France and Konstantinos Fountoulakis, Greece (2015)
Saburo Takahashi, Japan (2013)

Research Prize

Matcheri Keshavan, USA (2019)
Eduard Vieta, Spain (2017)
Rupert Lanzenberger, Austria (2015)
Frederico Duarte Garcia, Brazil (2013)

Award for Scientific Excellence of the
WFSBP Host

Glenda MacQueen, Canada (2019)
Stanley Kutcher, Canada (2019)
Per Bech, Denmark (2017)
Mitsumoto Sato, Japan (2013)

2021 Young Investigator Awardees

Frances Adiukwu, Nigeria

Rakshathi Basavaraju, USA

Yvonne Bouter, Germany

Erine Broecker, South Africa

Dominique Endres, Germany

Giuseppe Fanelli, Italy

Adam Fijtman, USA

Dusan Hirjak, Germany

Dhruva Ithal, India

Aishwariya Jha, India

Katarina Kouter, Slovenija

Anna Linda Leutritz, Germany

Alexander Lourdes Samy, Malaysia

Tina Meller, Germany

Marleen Mitschek, Austria

Sachin Nagendrappa, India

Arpit Parmar, India

Ruth Verity Passchier, South Africa

Gayatri Saraf, Canada

Miriam Schiele, Germany

Georgios Schoretsanitis, Switzerland

Bhagyalakshmi M. Shankarappa, India

Navya Spurthi Thatikonda, India

Douglas Teixeira Leffa, Brazil

Lucy Vanes, United Kingdom