presents its
2017 AWARD
for Residents / Fellows

The Southern Psychiatric Association offers an annual award for a manuscript concerning basic or clinical research, or a scholarly review of literature, on a topic pertinent to psychiatry. The manuscript must be submitted by a resident in the United States.


Psychiatric Residents or Fellows are eligible to submit papers if they have not completed their residency or fellowship by June 30, 2017, and are enrolled in an approved graduate medical education program in United States.


  • $500 Honorarium if present at Annual Meeting
  • Invitation to Present Winning Paper at SPA’s 2017 Annual Meeting
  • Travel expenses up to $1,000 to SPA’s Annual Meeting, August 2 – 6, 2017, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Amelia Island, Florida
  • Recognition for Award Winner’s Training Program
  • Assistance in Submitting Paper for Publication in an appropriate medical journal if needed


Applicants should submit an original and five (5) copies of the completed manuscript.  Manuscripts must be typewritten, double-spaced, and include enough information that indicates that a 30- to 45-minute presentation could be derived from the manuscript.

Strong consideration will be given to the timeliness of the topic, applicability to a general psychiatric audience, and originality of the paper.  All submissions must be original, not previously published.  (The Association may not offer the award if there are no submissions of suitable quality.)


The final deadline for submission of manuscripts is May 15, 2017, but applicants are encouraged to submit manuscripts as early as possible for consideration by the committee.


Southern Psychiatric Association
Attn: Janet bryan
6501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Maryland   21204
Phone: 410-938-3403

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017

2017 Resident Award Committee Members

Shilpa Srinivasan, MD, Chair, Columbia, SC
Jodie Holloway, MD, Mandeville, LA      
Daniel Winstead, M.D., New Orleans, LA