Awards & Fellowships

The awards system will be open to accept submissions August 1 - September 12 (11:59pm central). Please note - you must be a paid AADPRT member to submit an awards nomination (program and training directors only).

Winning institutions are not eligible to submit nominees for a two-year period (e.g. submitted in 2017 (won in 2018) is eligible to submit again in 2020).
Check your institution's nomination eligibility here

2015 Award Winners
2016 Award Winners
2016 BRAIN Scholars
2017 Award Winners
2017 BRAIN Scholars
2018 Award Winners
2018 BRAIN Scholars
2019 Resident and PA Award Winners
2019 Lifetime Service Award Winners
2019 BRAIN Scholars


Special thanks to PRMS

Thanks to the generosity of Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. (PRMS), our 2020 resident recipients of the IMG and Henderson awards will be able to attend the AADPRT Annual Meeting so they may be recognized in front of their peers for their notable accomplishments. We extend our sincere gratitude to PRMS for this outstanding gesture of support for the future of psychiatry.

Support Awards/Fellowships

Annual Lifetime Service Award

The purpose of the award is to acknowledge a psychiatrist AADPRT member who has provided significant service to AADPRT, had an impact on psychiatric residency education nationally, demonstrated excellence in psychiatric residency education, provided generativity and mentoring in residency, or some combination of these. The awardee will be honored with a plaque at the Annual Meeting.

Award submission requirements include:
  • Letter of nomination from a current or past AADPRT member detailing the nominee's contribution
  • Nominee CV

George Ginsberg Fellowship Awards

The George Ginsberg Fellowship acknowledges the excellence and accomplishments of outstanding residents interested in education and teaching who are pursuing careers as Clinician-Educators and/or Academic Administrators.

Submission Deadline: September 14
Previous award winners are not eligible.
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Nyapati Rao and Francis Lu International Medical Graduate (IMG) Fellowship

The Nyapati Rao and Francis Lu IMG Fellowship Program is designed to promote the professional growth of exceptional IMG residents and fellows and facilitate their successful development as leaders in American psychiatry.

Submission Deadline: September 14
Previous award winners are not eligible.
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Lucille Fusaro Meinsler Program Administrator Award

AADPRT recognizes the outstanding skills that psychiatry residency Program Administrators possess and utilize in the day-to-day management of a residency program.

Submission Deadline: September 14
Previous award winners are not eligible.
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Peter Henderson MD Memorial Award

The late Peter Henderson, M.D. served as an active member on numerous AADPRT committees and was the first child and adolescent psychiatrist to serve as president of AADPRT (1983-1984).

Submission Deadline: September 14
Previous award winners are not eligible.
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Victor J. Teichner Award

The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry (AAPDP) and AADPRT co-sponsor the Victor J. Teichner Award, developed to promote and improve the teaching of psychodynamic principles to trainees in Psychiatry.

More Information and Submit Nomination

Submission Deadline: December 15