Early Career and Senior Scholar Health Services Research Awards


Call for Submissions



The American Psychiatric Association, Division of Research supports several awards in the area of Health Services Research. These awards are designed to promote health services research, support young investigators in their research efforts, and recognize significant contributions to the field.

APIRE Early Career Award

Provides $500 and an honorary plaque to awardees and is given in recognition of a significant paper in the field of Health Services Research published by a young researcher. The Early Career Award recognizes the best nominated paper published during the past year by an early career psychiatrist (less than 40 years of age or within 5 years of completion of training).

Senior Scholar Health Services Award

Provides $1,000 and an honorary plaque in recognition of distinguished career contributions to Health Services Research. The Senior Scholar Award recognizes singular or sustained research accomplishments by a researcher beyond early career status which have made an important contribution to the field of mental health services research. 

Nomination/Application Procedures:

Nominations for both awards can be either from the individual or a colleague in the field, such as a department chairperson, division chief, or other health services researcher. While the proposed applicant must be an APA member, the nominating individual need not be a member and may be from any discipline. The nomination letter should succinctly indicate the contributions that are the basis for the nomination, and the nature of the relationship of the nominator and nominee. A curriculum vitae of the nominee should accompany the letter, along with the nominated paper (for the early career award), or 1-2 papers of greatest significance (for the senior scholar award).  Please note that application materials should be submitted electronically.

Applicants must be notified of their nomination by nominator.

Selection and Conditions of the Award:

Awardees will be selected by the APA Committee on Health Services Research, Grayson Norquist, M.D., Chair. The awards will be presented at the Health Services Research Senior Scholar Award Lecture which is held at the Institute for Psychiatric Services (IPS) meeting. Please note that these awards do not cover any travel expenses to the meeting.


July 25

For submission or further information, please contact:

Jennifer Shupinka
Early Career and Senior Scholar Health Services Research Program
American Psychiatric Association, Division of Research
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825, Arlington, Va. 22209-3901
Phone: (703) 907-8657
E-mail: jshupinka@psych.org