Fellow Awards

Awards celebrating the accomplishments of fellows in the Department of Psychiatry. Unless otherwise stated, the deadline for nominations/applications for awards is April 15, 2021.

Department of Psychiatry Award for Best Accomplishment by a Fellow

Awarded to the Fellow with the most significant contribution based on submitted CVs and annual reports.

The purpose of the award is to recognize Fellows’ research, education and professional development achievements and accomplishments over the course of the academic year.

Type: Departmental

Eligible recipients: Fellows must be registered as a research or clinical fellow with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, during the academic year. Fellows are to be in good standing in the Department of Psychiatry.

Amount: $500

Criteria:

The CVs and annual reports are reviewed for contributions to:
•    Research
•    Education
•    Creative professional development

Nomination process:

Fellows are to submit their annual report and CVs by email to the Fellowship Office (psych.fellows@utoronto.ca) . The Fellowship Coordinator compiles and shares the complete set of CVs and reports with the award selection committee for review.

Department of Psychiatry Award for Child and Youth Mental Health Community Experience

The award is open to all residents and fellows at the University of Toronto within the Department of Psychiatry who have participated in a child and youth mental health community setting during that academic year.

Type: Departmental

Eligible recipients: Fellow or resident.

Amount: $500

Criteria:

All submissions must include: (1) completed application (see link/attachment) by the resident outlining their community clinical experience as well as (2) at least one letter of support from a supervisor and/or agency representative.

A community clinical experience includes services provided in the community to remote health care settings, schools, community health teams and other agencies beyond the resident’s primary training site. An experience involving indirect consultation with allied health and community professionals is highly valued. 

The essay should include a description of one or more experiences, highlighting the importance and impact of this community experience on the resident’s education and understanding of issues related to child and youth mental health.  

The supportive letter(s) should reflect on the resident’s performance, contributions and/or competencies and professional growth achieved during this community experience.

Nomination process:

A call for submissions will be made by a member of the Awards Selection and Review Committee to all residents in writing via email on February 1st with a reminder email on April 1st. Submissions must be received by email no later than May 31. Letters from the resident and agency representative may be submitted separately or together; residents are responsible for both letters to be submitted on time.

Download the application form.

Nominations may be submitted to the psych.awards@utoronto.ca email.

Department of Psychiatry Research Day Best Presentation by a Fellow

This award aims to acknowledge excellence within our scholarly community of graduate students.

Type: Departmental

Eligible recipients: Fellow

Amount: $500

Criteria:

Awards will be presented for posters and oral presentations to Faculty and Trainees in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Awards will be judged based on the abstract submission and oral presentation/poster.

Nomination process:

All presentations by fellows at Department of Psychiatry Research Day will be considered automatically for an award.

Fred Lowy Award in Psychosomatic Medicine

Awarded to the resident or fellow in the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry who has made the greatest contribution to research in psychosomatic medicine.

Type: Departmental

Eligible recipients: Fellow or resident.

Amount: $500

Criteria:

Research accomplishments are judged by scholarly contributions including peer-reviewed publications, grants and scientific presentations.  All elective residents and fellows in the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry are invited to apply.

Nomination process:

Applicants must submit a nomination from the supervisor, as well as their CV.

Nominations may be submitted to the psych.awards@utoronto.ca email.

George Voineskos Mentorship Award in Psychiatry

Awarded to exceptional mentors and their mentees. The award will be open to trainees and faculty in the Department of Psychiatry.

Type: Philanthropic

Eligible recipients: Faculty, fellows, and residents

Amount: $4,000

Criteria and nomination process coming soon!

Mary Seeman Award for Achievement in the area of Psychiatry and Humanities

To honour Mary V. Seeman, the earned income will be awarded annually or biannually to a resident in the Department of Psychiatry for achievement in the area of Psychiatry and the Humanities. 

Type: Philanthropic

Eligible recipients: Faculty, fellows, and residents

Amount: $500

Criteria:

Please note only one submission per applicant will be accepted. The following guidelines are suggested to assist applicants:

Contributions to scholarship in the area of Humanities and Psychiatry, in the form of unpublished and single-authored work.

Evidence of creative activity in the area of Humanities and Psychiatry; for example, art or literature.

A demonstration of the capacity to integrate interest in the area of Humanities and Psychiatry; for example, through the development of a program or a paper.

Nomination process:

If applicants are uncertain about the suitability of a submission, they are encouraged to contact any of the committee members. Submissions will be judged by the committee, with outside consultation where appropriate. 

Nominations may be submitted to the psych.awards@utoronto.ca email.

Julian Frist [The Julius, Dorota and Zofia (Zosia) Frist Memorial Prize in Neuropsychopharmacology]

This prize is awarded annually to a young scientist under the age of 35 years who is an author or major co-author of an outstanding published paper in neuropsychopharmacology (including neurotransmitter or receptor research) while a student or Postdoctoral Fellow at the U of T.

Type: Philanthropic

Eligible recipients: Trainees or Post-Doc Fellows.

Amount: $500

Criteria:

The selection of the awardee is made by a three-person committee chaired by a Professor specializing in neurotransmitter and neuro.

Nominations may be submitted to the psych.awards@utoronto.ca email.