Awards and Competitions


APA Resident Recognition Awards

The APA Resident Recognition Awards will be presented annually to a psychiatric resident or fellow from each department or institution. Departments are eligible to nominate one APA resident-fellow member who exemplify one or more APA values.

  • Deadline: March 31

Assembly Resident-Fellow Member Mentor Award

The Assembly Resident-Fellow Member (RFM) Mentor Award is given to APA members who advocate for and mentor future psychiatrists.

  • Deadline: March 27

Kempf Fund for Development Research in Psychobiological Psychiatry

The award provides a grant for the research development career of a young investigator based on excellence in research in the field of schizophrenia.

  • Deadline: November 17,


MindGames Residency Competition

APA’s national residency team competition. This competition is intended to be a fun, educational activity that challenges the residents on patient care and medical knowledge.

  • Team Registration Deadline: January 30

Resident Poster Competition

Best poster from each of the 5 categories: (1) Community Service, (2) Patient Oriented & Epidemiology, (3) Curriculum Development and Education, (4) Psychosocial and Biomedical Research and (5) Clinical Case Studies.

  • Deadline for Annual Meeting: September 30


Resident Leadership Conference

A full day of leadership sessions to help incoming chief residents enhance their self-awareness and learn skills to both be a clinician and leader.

  • Sessions are held at APA Annual Meeting

Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators

The colloquium provides guidance, mentorship and encouragement to young investigators in the early phases of their training. Held during the APA Annual Meeting.

  • Deadline: December 15

External Fellowships and Awards

View information about external funding opportunities for research and clinical fellowships, as well as awards.


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2016 Annual Meeting
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Sat,  May  14 - Wed,  May  18
2016 IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Thur,  Oct  06 - Sun,  Oct  09