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2019 IPA Junior Research Awards

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Junior Research Awards Now Open

2019 IPA Junior Research Awards in Psychogeriatrics
Towards Mental Health Care for all Older Adults
Presentation of Awards: IPA's International Congress
31 August-3 September / Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Submission Deadline: 31 May 2019

Call for Submissions

Established in 1989 for the best original, unpublished research in the field of psychogeriatrics, the IPA Junior Research Awards in Psychogeriatrics have encouraged the pursuit of relevant and groundbreaking research efforts among junior researchers.  In conjunction with the other initiatives of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA), these awards are an important part of IPA’s work toward its mission of improved mental health care for older people around the world.  In addition to developing the very best clinical care, IPA is committed to advancing care through research.  Past award recipients include many scientists who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributions to research in the field.

Papers are now being solicited for the IPA Junior Research Awards in Psychogeriatrics – 2019 competition. The award presentation will take place during the IPA International Congress, 31 August – 3 September 2019, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  

Competition Regulations

General information

  • Awards will be granted solely on the merit of the research presented.  Award candidates’ prior experience and previous accomplishments do not influence the outcome.
  • Researchers from all disciplines, cultures, and nations are encouraged to apply.


  • Junior Investigators must be within five years of his/her terminal degree, i.e., MD, PhD, etc. and not above Instructor or Assistant Professor level.
  • Previous award recipients are not eligible to compete.
  • Papers must be unpublished results of original research in Psychogeriatrics, with the first publication of the results to be associated with this award competition.


Award recipients must agree to present their paper in person during a session at the IPA International Congress, 31 August – 3 September 2019, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain in addition to submitting their paper at the time of presentation for publication in International Psychogeriatrics.

In conjunction with the trip to the Congress in Santiago de Compostela, Spain each award recipient will receive:

  • US $1,500 toward travel and accommodations
  • One (1) complimentary Congress registration
  • Complimentary one-year membership in IPA

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2019

All the details can be found on the IPA website.


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