Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Outstanding Clinical/Community Research Award, Outstanding Basic Research Awards and the Rising Star Award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, 2 November, 2015. Award winners will be notified in January 2016. Participation at the 5th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference taking place 2-6 April, 2014 in Florence Italy is required.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a scientist who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the field of schizophrenia research. Both the nominator and the individual being nominated must be current SIRS members.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is SIRS most prestigious award given to an individual who has:
-an established history in schizophrenia research
-exhibited leadership and provided mentoring to young investigators
-positively impacted the field of schizophrenia research
This award is given to a SIRS member in recognition of an outstanding clinical/community contribution to schizophrenia research. The contribution may be based on a single discovery or a cumulative body of work. The selection of the award recipient is based on the quality of the contribution(s) and its impact in advancing schizophrenia research.
Outstanding Basic Research
This award is given to a SIRS member in recognition of an outstanding basic research contribution to schizophrenia research. The contribution may be preclinical or work which emphasizes the interface between basic and clinical research. The selection of the award recipient is based on the quality of the contribution(s) and its impact in advancing schizophrenia research.
Early career researchers who are less than 40 years old by April 2016 or within five years post-doc.