Resident Research Award

Funded by Eli Lilly and Company

Sunshine Act Notice:

This award is supported by a pharmaceutical company that is required to publicly report any money provided to the physician, whether as stipend, meals, travel or otherwise in support of this grant, fellowship or award on a public database through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Reporting is legally required only if the physician has completed their four year residency in psychiatry. However, some of the sponsoring companies may report any physician payments regardless of the stage of their career.


The award provides an honorarium of $1,500 to a resident who submits the best, original, unpublished scientific research paper in any area of psychiatry (e.g., psychosocial and/or biomedical, clinical care or basic sciences). In addition, $1,000 is given to the residency program in which the resident was in training at the time the work was completed. If two or more applicants attest that they have contributed equally to the project, the honorarium may be shared.

Number of Awards

Five (5)

  • Residents or fellows in an accredited psychiatry training program in the United States or Canada at the time of application
  • Residents or fellows who are not previous winners of this award
  • Membership in the American Psychiatric Association is not required
Application Requirements
  • Only one paper per applicant will be accepted.
  • Work submitted must be that primarily of the applicant.
  • The research study should be in the form of a finished paper suitable for publication, but not already published. Should the paper be published at a later date, appropriate acknowledgement should be made regarding the Resident Research Award.
  • It is requested that the resident’s name appear only on a cover page of each document and not on subsequent pages. Each submission is reviewed anonymously with no identifying information about the resident or his/her affiliated training program.
  • Case reports and literature reviews in lieu of a paper will not be accepted.
Application Packet
  • One document which describes the scope and results of an original scientific research study, including a literature review.
  • CV
  • Signed verification statement by chair or program director verifying that the work was performed during the applicant’s residency training. Should the work be undertaken in more than one setting, the current chairperson or director must so attest; if work was done prior to entry into the current residency training program, the previous training director or chairperson must so attest.
Where to Apply


By mail: Resident Research Award Attention: Alison Bondurant American Psychiatric Association 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825 Arlington, VA 22209


December 1, 2015

Award Notification

Early February, 2016
Note: Implementation of the award is dependent on funding.

Award Presentation

A check and a plaque will be presented to award recipients at the Convocation of Fellows ceremony at the APA Annual Meeting in May.


Alison Bondurant at 703-907-8639 or

Applicants are encouraged to call Ms. Bondurant before the deadline to confirm receipt of application material.

2014 Award Winners

Philip Matthew Gerretsen, MD, MSW, Toronto General Hospital
Manuscript: Illness Denial in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: A Function of Left Hemisphere Dominance.
Training Director: Bruce G, Pollock, MD, PhD

Iman Parhami, MD, MPH, Delaware Psychiatry Residency Program
Manuscript: Gambling and the Onset of Comorbid Mental Disorders: A Longitudinal Study Evaluating Severity and Specific Symptoms.
Training Director: Imran Trimzi, MD

Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Manuscript: Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Amygdala Habituation in Borderline Personality Disorder.
Training Director: Bruce M. Levine, MD

Malathi Pilla, MD, and Trinadha Rao Pilla, MD, Southern Illinois University
Manuscript: Trends, Cardiac Catheterizations, Revascularization and Inpatient Mortality after Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patients with Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder and Depressive Disorders.
Training Director: Stephen Soltys, MD

Nazanin Alavi Tabari, MD, Kingston General Hospital
Manuscript: Suicidal Behavior Among Youth Referred for Urgent Psychiatric Consult to a Hospital Based Clinic with History of Bullying.
Training Director: Ruzicka Jokic, MD