Ittleson Award

The Blanche F. Ittleson Award — established in 1976 in memory of noted philanthropic friend of psychiatry Blanche F. Ittleson — recognizes outstanding and published research in child and adolescent psychiatry that has resulted in, or promises to lead to, a significant advance in promoting the mental health of children. This award is funded by a grant from the Ittleson Foundation.

APA Component

  • Council on Children, Adolescents, and Their Families
  • Ittleson Research Award Committee


  • $2,000
  • Plaque


A psychiatrist or a group of psychiatric investigators

Nomination Requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Summary of the research being nominated. Results of the nominee’s research must have been published within five years before the nomination or officially accepted for publication in the near future
  • Nominee’s CV

Submission Information

Applicants are required to submit their application to Laura Thompson, M.S. at For all email correspondence, please type in the subject of your email: "Ittleson Award."


September 30

Award Notification


Award Presentation

Presented at the Early Research Career Breakfast held during APA's Annual Meeting in May.

Staff Contact

Laura Thompson, M.S.


APA Awards

Each year APA honors individuals for career recognition, lifetime service, outstanding research, and other categories that improve the lives of people with mental illness.

Award Recipients

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2021 Annual Meeting
  • Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Sat,  May  01 - Wed,  May  05
2021 Mental Health Services Conference
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Fri,  Oct  08 - Sat,  Oct  09