Academic Paper Awards
Academic Paper Awards

Deadline: May 2, 2017
The availability of all awards is contingent upon the receipt of adequate funding.

AACAP Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award
This award recognizes the best published or unpublished paper, written by an AACAP member, that uses a psychodynamic framework and presents: 1) clinical material demonstrating the inner life of an infant, child or adolescent or 2) research material that promotes psychodynamic principles in order to illustrate the paper's idea or hypothesis. The paper should include consideration of a DSM diagnosis and a focused literature review that includes current psychiatric literature. The material for this paper may be drawn from clinical practice or from clinical research. The recipient will receive a $4,500 honoraria at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during AACAP's 64th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Please send an electronic copy of your paper to the attention of Mary Ahn, MD, and Sergio Delgado, MD, Co-Chairs, Psychotherapy Committee, c/o the AACAP Clinical Practice Department to

AACAP Robinson-Cunningham Award
AACAP's Robinson-Cunningham Award is given for the best manuscript on some aspect of child and adolescent psychiatry started during residency training. The paper must be published in a professional, peer-reviewed journal within 3-5 years of graduation from a residency training program. The recipient will receive a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque at the Junior Research Scholars Luncheon during AACAP's 64th Annual Meeting, October 23-October 28, 2017, in Washington, DC.

For more information, contact the Department of Research, Workforce & Grants at 202.587.9663 or