Nasrallah Family Award for Advances in Psychiatric Neuroscience

This award, established in 2020 and endowed by the Nasrallah family, recognizes distinguished contributions to Psychiatric Neuroscience that have had a major impact on the field and/or altered the practice of psychiatry.


  • $5,000 ($3000 as honorarium and $2000 for travel expenses)
  • Plaque
  • Award lecture


U.S. or Canadian Citizen

Nomination Requirements

  • Nomination by APA member not on the Award Committee
  • Letter of recommendation summarizing nominee's research accomplishments in psychiatric neuroscience
  • Summary statement emphasizing work's principal theme and its scientific implications
  • Nominee's CV, including bibliography


September 30

Award Notification


Award Presentation

Presented at an award lecture at APA's Annual Meeting

Contact Information

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.

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