Outstanding Achievement Prizes

Funding Agency:
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Outstanding Achievement Prizes are awarded to scientists recognized for outstanding research leadership and contributions to mental health research. 

Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research
The Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research is an award of $50,000 given by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to an outstanding scientist carrying out work relevant to the causes, pathophysiology, treatment, or prevention of schizophrenia. The scientist to be recognized will be one who gives particular promise for advancing our understanding of schizophrenia, or of basic brain mechanisms, in schizophrenia.

Patricia Goldman-Rakic Prize Cognitive Neuroscience Research
After Patricia Goldman-Rakic's tragic death on July 31, 2003, Connie and Steve Lieber established an award of $40,000 and an honorary lecture at Yale University to honor her memory and her formidable accomplishments. The Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience is specifically for excellence in neurobiological research at the cellular, physiological, or behavioral levels that may lead to a greater understanding of underlying psychiatric or neurological disease.

Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorder Prize
The Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research (formerly the Falcone Prize) is an award of $50,000 given by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to an outstanding scientist carrying out work on the causes, pathophysiology, treatment, or prevention of bipolar illness. The scientist to be recognized is one who gives particular promise for advancing our understanding of affective illness or it's basic brain mechanisms that will lead to new treatment approaches.

Ruane Prize for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research
The Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research is an award of $50,000 given by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to an outstanding scientist carrying out research on the causes, pathophysiology, treatment, or prevention of severe child psychiatric illness. The scientist to be recognized is one who gives particular promise for advancing our understanding of psychotic, affective, or other severe psychiatric disorders having their onset in childhood or adolescence.

Deadline for Nominations: May 3, 2019

Agency Website

Funding Type

Award
Prize

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

May 3, 2019