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Solomon Carter Fuller Award

The Solomon Carter Fuller Award—established in 1969 and named for Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, recognized as the first Black psychiatrist in America—honors a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area that has significantly improved the quality of life for Black people.

Program Benefits

$500, Plaque, Award lecture

Criteria / Eligibility

Candidates for the award should be of African descent.

Selection Criteria

The Chair of the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists convenes a selection committee to review nominees.

Nomination / Application Details

  • Nominations can be submitted at
  • An open call for nominations will be published in APA communications.
  • Self-nominations and nominations by a colleague are accepted.
  • Nominations must include the following information:
    • A Letter of Recommendation.
    • The nominee’s current CV and bibliography.


August 15


After the APAF Board of Directors confirms the awardees, typically in November.

Award Presentation

Award presented at the APA Annual Meeting during the Fuller Award Lecture


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