Awards and Grants

All 2020 award nominations must be submitted by the 22 November 2019 deadline.

*Individual and nominator (if different than the applicant) must be current SIRS members. Meeting attendance is required. Self-nominations are accepted.

HONORIFIC AWARDS SUBMISSIONS GLOBAL SCHIZOPHRENIA AWARD SUBMISSION

The Awards Committee welcomes nominations for the following awards:

Global Schizophrenia Award (Established 2019)

The Global Schizophrenia Award is to support a SIRS member in a low and middle income country to attend the annual SIRS congress. The intent of the award is to widen diversity and to bring a member from under-represented countries to a state-of-the-art meeting to establish collaborations with other SIRS members.

Requirements for the award include:

    • Those applying or nominating a member for this award should provide a justification for why the nominee should receive the award and how it will benefit the nominee.
    • The awardee must be a SIRS member and presently residing and employed within a country within the World Bank Country Category groups B, C, or D.
    • Individual and nominator (if different than the applicant) must be current SIRS members.
    • Applicants are asked to indicate the nominee meets the eligibility criteria.
    • Nomination of women and minorities is highly encouraged.
    • Previous winners of the award, Award Committee members and Officers of the Society are not eligible.

Award recipient will receive:

    • Waived registration fee, hotel stay for up to 5 nights and coach/economy airfare (round trip) be paid by SIRS.
    • The awardee will also receive recognition at the meeting during one of the plenary sessions.

The nomination or self-nomination should include:

  1. A nominating statement no more than one page in length. This statement should describe a justification for why the nominee should receive the award and how it will benefit the nominee.
  2. The curriculum vitae of the candidate.

Individuals who have received the Global Schizophrenia Award are:

  • 2019 Winners: Alexandre Loch, M.D., Ph.D. & Alexandra Zugno, Ph.D., Pharm.D.

Nominations must be submitted on-line by 22 November 2019.

Lifetime Achievement Award (Established in 2016)

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a scientist who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the field of schizophrenia research. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the Society’s most prestigious award.

Requirements for the award include:

  • Individual and nominator (if different than the applicant) must be current SIRS members.
  • In order to be eligible, the individual must have an established history in schizophrenia research, have exhibited leadership and provided mentoring to young investigators, positively impacted the field of schizophrenia research, and be a current SIRS Member.
  • The nominee should be at the end of their career in schizophrenia research
  • Nomination of women and minorities is highly encouraged.
  • Previous winners of the award, Award Committee members and Officers of the Society are not eligible.

Award recipient will receive:

  • Waived registration fee to the award year meeting.
  • The awardee will also receive recognition at the meeting during one of the plenary sessions.

The nomination or self-nomination should include:

  1. Up to three (3) letters of recommendation that are each no more than one page in length. The letters should describe a justification for why the nominee should receive the award and describe their overarching contributions to the field.
  2. The curriculum vitae of the candidate.

Individuals who have received the Lifetime Achievement Award are:

  • 2019: William Carpenter, M.D.
  • 2018: Patrick McGorry, M.D.
  • 2016: Herbert Meltzer, M.D

Nominations must be submitted on-line by 22 November 2019.

Distinguished Service Award (Established in 2014)

The Society will recognize a member who has provided extraordinary service to the Schizophrenia International Research Society. This service should be through significant contributions to the society.

Requirements for the award include:

  • Individual and nominator (if different than the applicant) must be current SIRS members.
  • Nomination of women and minorities is highly encouraged.
  • Previous winners of the award, Award Committee members and Officers of the Society are not eligible.

Award recipient will receive:

  • Waived registration fee to the award year meeting.
  • The awardee will also receive recognition at the meeting during one of the plenary sessions.

The nomination or self-nomination should include:

  1. Letter of recommendation or statement that is no more than one page in length. The letter or statement should describe the nominee’s contributions to the field and a statement about their contributions to the Society.
  2. The curriculum vitae of the candidate.

Individuals who have received the Distinguished Service Award are:

  • 2019: Jean Addington, Ph.D. and John Kane, M.D.
  • 2014: Lynn El DeLisi, M.D. and Henry A. Nasrallah, M.D.

Nominations must be submitted on-line by 22 November 2019.

Outstanding Clinical and Community Research Award (Established in 2012)

The Society will recognize a SIRS member for an outstanding clinical/community contribution to schizophrenia research. The selection of the award recipient is based on the quality of the contribution(s) and its impact in advancing schizophrenia research.

Requirements for the award include:

  • Individual and nominator (if different than the applicant) must be current SIRS members.
  • In order to be eligible, the individual must have made a significant contribution to clinical schizophrenia research.
  • Nomination of women and minorities is highly encouraged.
  • Previous winners of the award, Award Committee members and Officers of the Society are not eligible.

Award recipient will receive:

  • Waived registration fee to the award year meeting.
  • The awardee will also receive recognition at the meeting during one of the plenary sessions.

The nomination or self-nomination should include:

  • Letter of recommendation or statement that is no more than one page in length. The letter or statement should describe the nominee’s contributions to the field.
  • The curriculum vitae of the candidate.

Individuals who have received the SIRS Outstanding Clinical/Community Research Award are:

  • 2019 Winner: Keith Nuechterlein, Ph.D.
  • 2018 Winner: Ashok Malla, FRCPC
  • 2016 Winner: Larry Seidman, Ph.D.
  • 2014 Winner: Michael Foster Green, Ph.D
  • 2012 Winner: Philip D. Harvey, Ph. D.

Nominations must be submitted on-line by 22 November 2019.

Basic Research Award (Established 2012)

The Society will recognize a SIRS member for an outstanding basic research contribution to schizophrenia research. The contribution must be preclinical. The selection of the award recipient is based on the quality of the contribution(s) and its impact in advancing schizophrenia research.

Requirements for the award include:

  • Individual and nominator (if different than the applicant) must be current SIRS members.
  • In order to be eligible, the individual must have made a significant contribution to basic schizophrenia research.
  • Nomination of women and minorities is highly encouraged.
  • Previous winners of the award, Award Committee members and Officers of the Society are not eligible.

Award recipient will receive:

  • Waived registration fee to the award year meeting.
  • The awardee will also receive recognition at the meeting during one of the plenary sessions.

The nomination or self-nomination should include:

  1. Letter of recommendation or statement that is no more than one page in length. The letter or statement should describe the nominee’s contributions to the field and a single discovery or a cumulative body of work.
  2. The curriculum vitae of the candidate.
  3. A paper representing the nominee’s contribution(s) to Basic Research in Schizophrenia.

Individuals who have received the Basic Research Award are:

  • 2019 Winner: Brian Dean, Ph.D.
  • 2018 Winner: Kim Do, D. Sci.
  • 2016 Winner: Anthony Grace, Ph.D.
  • 2014 Winner: Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D
  • 2012 Winner: John Waddington, Ph.D.

Nominations must be submitted on-line by 22 November 2019.

Translational Research Award (Established 2019)

The Society will recognize a SIRS member for an outstanding translational research contribution to schizophrenia research. The contribution may be based on a single discovery or a cumulative body of work which has translational impact. The selection of the award recipient is based on the quality of the contribution(s) and its impact in advancing schizophrenia research.

Requirements for the award include:

  • Individual and nominator (if different than the applicant) must be current SIRS members.
  • In order to be eligible, the individual must have made a significant contribution to translational schizophrenia research.
  • Nomination of women and minorities is highly encouraged.
  • Previous winners of the award, Award Committee members and Officers of the Society are not eligible.

Award recipient will receive:

  • Waived registration fee to the award year meeting.
  • The awardee will also receive recognition at the meeting during one of the plenary sessions.

The nomination or self-nomination should include:

  1. Letter of recommendation or statement that is no more than one page in length. The letter or statement should describe the nominee’s contributions to the field and a single discovery or a cumulative body of work.
  2. The curriculum vitae of the candidate.
  3. A paper representing the nominee’s contribution(s) to translational research in Schizophrenia.

Individuals who have received the SIRS Translational Research Award are:

  • 2019 Winner: Raquel Gur, M.D., Ph.D. and Ruben Gur, Ph.D.

Nominations must be submitted on-line by 22 November 2019.

Research Excellence Award (NEW AWARD)

The Society will recognize a mid-career researcher below full professor status who has shown exceptional research in the field of schizophrenia research and promising trajectory for years to come.

Requirements for the award include:

  • Individual and nominator (if different than the applicant) must be current SIRS members.
  • In order to be eligible, the individual must have made a significant contribution to schizophrenia research.
  • Nomination of women and minorities is highly encouraged.
  • Previous winners of the award, Award Committee members and Officers of the Society are not eligible.

Award recipient will receive:

  • Waived registration fee to the award year meeting.
  • The awardee will also receive recognition at the meeting during one of the plenary sessions.

The nomination or self-nomination should include:

  1. Letter of recommendation from a SIRS member that is no more than one page in length. The letter or statement should describe the nominee’s contributions to the field and anticipated trajectory.
  2. The curriculum vitae of the candidate.
  3. A personal statement including career goals (max. 250 words).
  4. An optional statement explaining any career breaks.
  5. Abstract submission for presentation at the upcoming Congress.

Nominations must be submitted on-line by 22 November 2019.

Rising Star Award (Established in 2012)

The Society will recognize an early career researcher who is less than 40 years of age by April 2020 or within five years post-doc of their terminal degree taking into account career breaks. The researcher should show exceptional research in the field of schizophrenia and promising trajectory for years to come.

Requirements for the award include:

  • Individual and nominator (if different than the applicant) must be current SIRS members.
  • In order to be eligible, the individual must have made a significant contribution to schizophrenia research.
  • Nomination of women and minorities is highly encouraged.
  • Previous winners of the award, Award Committee members and Officers of the Society are not eligible.

Award recipient will receive:

  • Waived registration fee to the award year meeting.
  • Waived membership for one year to the Society.
  • The awardee will also receive recognition at the meeting during one of the plenary sessions.

The nomination or self-nomination should include:

  1. Letter of recommendation from a SIRS member that is no more than one page in length. The letter or statement should describe the nominee’s contributions to the field and anticipated trajectory.
  2. The curriculum vitae of the candidate.
  3. A personal statement including career goals (max. 250 words).
  4. An optional statement explaining any career breaks.
  5. Abstract submission for presentation at the upcoming Congress.

Individuals who have received the SIRS Rising Star Award are:

  • 2019 Winners: Gemma Modinos, Ph.D., Panos Roussos, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., and Jared Young, Ph.D.
  • 2018 Winner: Lena Palaniyappan, M.D.
  • 2016 Winners: Aristotle Voineskos, FRCP(C),M.D., Ph.D. and Alan Anticevic, Ph.D.
  • 2014 Winner: Oliver Howes, BM, BCh, MA, MRCPsych, Ph.D., D.M.
  • 2012 Winner: Paolo Fusar Poli, Ph.D.

Nominations must be submitted on-line by 22 November 2019.