Awards & Grants

ACNP Honorific Awards

The 2017 Honorific Awards recipients will be announced at the 56th Annual Meeting during the President's Plenary on December 4, 2017.

Should you have questions or need assistance, please contact Erin Shaw at the ACNP Executive Office.

Award Information

Axelrod Award
2017 Award Winners - Alan SchatzbergRene Hen
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Efron Award 
2017 Award Winner - Garrett Stuber
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Elkes Award
2017 Award Winners - Carrie BeardenDiego Pizzagali
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Hoch Award
2017 Award Winner - Eric Nestler
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Media Award
2017 Award Winner - David Sheff
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Killam Award
2017 Award Winners - Carolyn RodriguezLara Ray
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Shockley Award
2017 Award Winner - Margarita Dubocovich
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Non-ACNP Awards

The ACNP is happy to promote the following awards and grants in related disciplines. 

  • 2018 V. Sagar Sethi, M.D. Mental Health Research Award
    The award seeks to "honor a scientist for significant contributions to basic research in the neurosciences, psychology, or pharmacology at a molecular, cellular or behavioral level."
  • Paul Janssen Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience
    The Paul Janssen Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding young physician investigator (M.D. or Ph.D. degree) to conduct novel translational research in the field of neuroscience as it relates to psychiatric disease and medicine.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America
    Promoting careers and professional development is a central focus of ADAA. Since its inception in 1998, the ADAA awards program has provided more than one million dollars to 400 aspiring professionals and given them access to a professional home, unique pairings with senior mentors from our membership, and participation at the annual conference. - Deadline for Applications October 2, 2017
  • American College of Psychiatrists
    The American College of Psychiatrists acknowledges outstanding contributions to psychiatry made by mental health professionals by presenting several Awards. To learn more about these honors, or to nominate a colleague, please visit The College Web Site.
  • Breaking the Chains of Stigma
    The Dr. Guislain Award 'Breaking the Chains of Stigma' is an initiative of Janssen Research & Development and Museum Dr. Guislain, uniting two institutes that have a longstanding involvement and heritage in the field of mental health care and research.
  • Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (PASA)
  • The PASA Consortium accepts applications for study funding during open solicitation periods. The exact number and type of studies approved during each solicitation period will depend on the quantity and quality of applications received and amount of available funding. Notices of study application solicitation periods will be posted here on the PASA Consortium’s website, publicly advertised via professional organization e-mail list serves and conference postings, and distributed to investigators, pharmaceutical companies, and academic research institutes that are known to have potentially viable candidate compounds. Please check here regularly for funding announcements and updates.
  • NIH-funded training program in Psychiatric Genetics is actively looking for minority applicants.  Go to
  • NIMH Policy for Submission of Applications Containing Clinical Trials



Travel Award Program

ACNP annually selects distinguished young scientists in the field of neuropsychopharmacology to be a part of our Travel Award program. These awards offer an opportunity to attend an outstanding scientific program in clinical and basic research on brain-behavior-drug interactions; become aware of the most recent, and often unpublished, advances in psychopharmacology; and meet and interact with internationally distinguished researchers and scientists. Click here to read more.

Research Discussions

This forum enables discussion of articles that have appeared in Neuropsychopharmacology. It is intended to stimulate scholarly interactions among researchers, and to help educate members of the public who are interested in psychiatric illness.

Member Interviews

For historical perspective, read ACNP interviews with pioneers in the field of psychopharmacology.

ACNP-UCLA Archives

Learn about The ACNP-UCLA Archives.  In 2008, the ACNP Archives found a new home at UCLA.