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Description: The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD) has established the NASSPD early Career Investigator Award. This research award was established to encourage investigators early in their academic career to pursue research to increase our understanding of personality disorders. A committee of distinguished peers will make the selection. The award will recognize an individual whose work shows an emerging trajectory of professional and scientific productivity, and through his/her early contributions has increased our understanding of personality and personality disorders or their treatment. The winner, who will receive an engraved glass award, will be notified on 2/10/21. The award will be announced to our membership at our 2021 Annual Conference.

Eligibility: Early-Career investigators are expected to be assistant professors of psychiatry or psychology or the equivalent.

Submissions: Candidates should be nominated by a peer or mentor. Letters of nomination should describe (briefly) the career trajectory and accomplishments of the candidate, and describe the individuals' emerging productivity (e.g., papers, books, presentations,), early contributions to the field (e.g., teaching, research, new knowledge), and his or her service (e.g., committees, study sections, other). Nominations should be supported by an additional letter of support from a peer and the candidate's CV. All materials should be submitted together.

Please submit papers and proof of eligibility electronically to:

NASSPD Research Awards Committee

c/o Dr. Donald Black


Deadline for submissions:

Submissions must be received by: Sunday, January 10, 2021

Announcement of Winner:

The winner will be announced on: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders welcomes you! 

For general questions regarding NASSPD or the 2021 conference, email:

Harmony Mohr, NASSPD Assistant


Dr. Stephanie Stepp, NASSPD President

For questions regarding NASSPD Membership, email:

Salome Vanwoerden, NASSPD Membership Chair 

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