Minority and Underrepresented Groups - Awards

 
 

Simon Bolivar Award

John Fryer Award

Solomon Carter Fuller Award

Oskar Pfister Award

Alexandra Symonds
Award

Kun-Po Soo Award  

George Tarjan Award

 
Focus
Hispanics
Sexual Minorities
Blacks
Psychiatry & Religion
Women Psychiatrists
Asian Culture
IMGs
Purpose

To honor a prominent advocate for Hispanics; designed to sensitize the APA membership to the mental health problems and goals of Hispanics.

Honors an individual whose work has contributed to the improvement of the mental health of sexual minorities. 

Honors a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefited the quality of life for Black people. 

Honors an outstanding contributor in the field of psychiatry and religion. 

Recognizes a woman psychiatrist who has made significant contributions to promoting women's health and the advancement of women. 

Recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions toward understanding the impact and import of Asian cultural heritage in areas relevant to psychiatry. The award also seeks to encourage scholarship and research in culture-specific mental health issues and treatment needs of Asian populations and to stimulate scientific exchange on transcultural issues. 

Recognizes a physician who has made significant contributions to the enhancement of the integration of international medical graduates (IMGs) into American psychiatry. 

Prize

A plaque. A $500 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at an APA Annual meeting.* 

A plaque. A $1,000 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at an APA Annual meeting.* 

A plaque. A $500 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at an APA Annual meeting.* 

A plaque. A $1,000 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at an APA Annual meeting.* 

A plaque. A $500 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at an APA Annual meeting.* 

A plaque. A $1,000 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at an APA Annual meeting.* 

A plaque. A $500 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at an APA Annual meeting.*

Eligibility

Hispanic descent

Open

Black citizen

Open

Woman psychiatrist

Open (need not be Asian, American, psyciatrist)

Medical doctor

                    Selection: Made by the Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities 
                    Submission: A letter summarizing the how the nominee meets award criteria, a one-page biographical sketch, and CV 
                    Deadline: June 1
                    Staff Contact: Alison Bondurant
                    Email: diversity@psych.org
                    Phone: 703-907-8639 
                 
                 * Associated travel expenses are paid for non-member winners. 
                    
                    Past Award Winners

                    -    Simon Bolivar Award
                    -    John Fryer Award
                    -    Solomon Carter Fuller Award
                    -    Oskar Pfister Award
                    -    Alexandra Symonds Award
                    -    Kun-Po Soo Award
                    -    George Tarjan Award