Submissions are now being accepted for the:

The Board of the Association for Research on Personality Disorders (ARPD) has established the Gunderson Young Investigators Award.  This student research award is named in honor of Dr. John Gunderson and was established to encourage young investigators to pursue research to increase our understanding of personality disorders.  We, the Board, will award the distinction of the Gunderson Young Investigators Award to the student whose paper has been judged to be the best by a committee of distinguished personality disorder researchers.  The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and will be invited to present her/his paper at the annual ARPD Symposium that takes place during the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting May 14-19, 2011, Honolulu, HI.  A notable academic will provide feedback and commentary on the award winner’s presentation.  The winner will be our guest at the annual ARPD dinner on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 where the award presentation will occur.   The award includes a framed plaque, a one-year membership in the ARPD and complimentary attendance to the ARPD dinner.  In addition, the winner will have the opportunity to have a journal version of the paper published in the Journal of Personality Disorders.  

“Student” means anyone who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, professional degree, residency, fellowship or postdoctoral program.  Proof of eligibility must accompany the submission (signed statement by professor, copy of student card, etc.).  

Interested students should submit their papers, on which they must be the first author, and a covering letter with confirmation of their eligibility.  The paper 1) may not be a previously published paper, 2) must be original research on any topic related to the study of personality disorders and 3) should be no more than 20 pages double-spaced including tables, figures and references in American Psychological Association format.

Submissions for the:
are not being accepted.

(This program was cancelled in 2012 after the board became aware of financial transactions involving this award which were not presented to the entire board.)