Current Awards

The Society is pleased to offer the following awards to be presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting. All award applications must be submitted online. Please click on the following links to learn more about each award.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2022 award criteria has changed from prior years. Please read the award categories carefully.

Travel Award Applications and Honorific Award submissions are Closed.

TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS – EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR – DOMESTIC
To provide travel fellowships to developing clinicians-scientists from North America an opportunity to participate in professional meetings

TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS – EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR – INTERNATIONAL
To provide travel fellowships to postdoctoral scientists from outside North America an opportunity to participate in professional meetings

TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS – PREDOCTORAL SCHOLARS AWARDS
To provide travel fellowships to predoctoral students worldwide who aspire to develop a career in basic or clinical neurosciences related to biological psychiatry an opportunity to participate in professional meetings

HUMANITARIAN AWARD
To recognize service and advocacy for mental illness

2022 Winner – Rick Wolthusen MD, MPP

GOLD MEDAL AWARD
To honor significant and sustained work that advances and extends knowledge in biological psychiatry

2022 Winner – George Koob, PhD

GEORGE N. THOMPSON AWARD
To honor members of the Society who have given outstanding service to promote the welfare of the organization

2022 Winner – Women’s Leadership Group

A.E. BENNETT BASIC RESEARCH AWARD
To recognize basic research in biological psychiatry by young investigators

2022 Winner – Jared Young, PhD

A.E. BENNETT CLINICAL/TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD
To recognize clinical/translational research in biological psychiatry by young investigators

2022 Winner – Aristotle Voineskos, MD, PhD

SOMERFELD-ZISKIND RESEARCH AWARD
To stimulate investigations in biological psychiatry by senior investigators

2022 Winner – Rongrong Huang

EDUCATOR AWARD
The Award recognizes and honors the efforts of outstanding teachers and their endeavors to promote and disseminate the understanding of biological psychiatry at the local, national or international levels *Only open for current SOBP members to submit*

2022 Winner – Charles “Rickey” Gillespie, MD, PhD