Young Researcher Award

The European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders established the Young Researcher Award in order to stimulate young researchers to perform innovative research in the broad field of personality disorders.

The selection criteria for the award jury will be:

  • The research idea has to be original, innovative and methodologically sound
  • It has to connect different domains of research, resulting in a new perspective
  • The research has to be the applicant’s own project, is not part of a larger institutional project and has to be adequately presented and discussed.
  • The applicant is not older than 40 years on 1 June 2018 and has not finished his/her post academic traineeship or residencies longer than 10 years before the 1 June 2018

The jury will be assembled on the basis of the following criteria:

  • The jury consists of 5 members, all internationally distinguished researchers.
  • The jury members come from different research domains, scientific background and disciplines and have different nationalities.
  • The award for 2018 will be presented by the Chair of the Award committee at the 5th International BPD congress in Sitges/Barcelona, Spain, 27-29 September 2018.
  • The laureate will be invited to give a special lecture (20-30 minutes) on his/her work.

How to apply?

Applications have to be directed to the Young Researcher Award jury.

Application Deadline: 1 June 2018

The applicant has to provide the following documents:

1. A curriculum vitae
2. A letter of recommendation by his/her scientific mentor who confirms that the candidate is eligible and that the submitted research fulfills the selection criteria described above
3. A description of the research
4. PDF files of the relevant published articles or submitted scientific manuscripts

The application has to send to the congress secretary of CPO HANSER SERVICE to the e-mail address

After submission of the YRA application the applicant will receive as soon as possible a confirmation message from CPO HANSER SERVICE.