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 Ms. Keila Barber at For all email correspondence, please type in the subject of your email: "Ittleson Award."


August 15

Award Notification


Award Presentation

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

Staff Contact

Keila Barber
(202) 559-3901


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.

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2018 Annual Meeting
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Sat,  May  05 - Wed,  May  09
2018 IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Thur,  Oct  04 - Sun,  Oct  07