The Kempf Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological Psychiatry, established in 1988, recognizes a senior researcher who has made a significant contribution to research on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia as both a researcher and a mentor. An award is also made to support the career development of a young research psychiatrist working in a mentor-trainee relationship with the award winner. Funded by the estate of Dorothy C. Kempf.
$1,500 to the senior researcher awardee, $20,000 to the awardee’s protégé, Engraved Plaque
Criteria / Eligibility
The senior researcher and young research psychiatrist must be:
- Citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S. or Canada
Nomination / Application Details
For the senior researcher:
- A self-nomination letter or a letter from the chairperson of a department of psychiatry
- The letter must describe the nominee's:
- Overall contribution to the body of research in schizophrenia
- Role and contribution as a mentor to younger colleagues, including comments about the young research psychiatrist he/she will be mentoring
- Submission of a paper or book that is the nominee's most significant contribution
- Curriculum vitae
For the young research psychiatrist mentee:
- Outline of qualifications
- Curriculum vitae
- How the awards funds would be used, abiding by rules and regulations of the home institution and determined jointly by the nominee and trainee
- One-page career development plan
Please include nominee's complete contact information.
Applicants are required to submit their application to Cirerra Williams at [email protected].
For all email correspondence, please type in the subject of your email: "Kempf Fund Award."
Late December/early January
Presented at the Early Research Career Breakfast held during APA's Annual Meeting in May.
Should the selecting body determine in a given year that there are no appropriate recipients, it shall either award $1,500 and a plaque or certificate to an individual researcher for a specific contribution to the advancement of schizophrenia research or make no award.