Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award


These awards are open to psychiatric trainees, postgraduate students, and junior faculty up to and including the Assistant Professor rank from around the world, independent of age, nationality, sex, or race.

Winners from previous years are not eligible to apply.   

Are you applying from a developing country?

In order for your application to qualify as a developing country submission, a statement from an advisor/mentor certifying that the research was conducted in a developing country must be submitted with your application.  This statement can be included in the letter of support as requested in the Application Instructions.

Manuscript Requirements

The topics of the papers submitted must address key aspects of bipolar disorder.  The manuscript should be based on original work that has not been published elsewhere, and should demonstrate a significant contribution from the author submitting for this award (reflected by first/last authorship on the paper).  The paper should be submitted as an article formatted for publication according to the Bipolar Disorders guidelines. 


All applicants must also submit an abstract (300 words max.) corresponding to their award manuscript on the congress website at no later than Midnight (CET) on January 24, 2020. Applicants who are not selected for the Samuel Gershon Award may still be considered for a poster presentation at the meeting; however, to be included in the abstract book for the conference abstracts must be submitted on the conference website.


All applicants will be notified via email of the committee's decision on or after January 22, 2020. 


Please contact Mary Miller, MSW,  ISBD Executive Assistant at  

Application Form

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