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Simon Bolivar Award

The Simon Bolivar Award, established in 1975, honors a prominent advocate for Hispanics and is designed to sensitize APA members to the mental health problems and goals of Hispanics. Funded by Eli Lilly and Company and Pfizer Inc.

Program Benefits

$500, Plaque, Award lecture

Criteria / Eligibility

Candidates for the award should be of Hispanic descent.

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 at the Bolivar Lecture.


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