european psychiatric association

2024 Edition

Every year, the EPA is pleased to award individual prizes of €2 000 to 5 promising young mental health professionals who published the best scientific papers related to psychiatry or research in psychiatry.


Each candidate can submit one article in one of the following categories:

  1. Clinical psychopathology and refinement of psychiatric diagnostic categories
  2. Biological correlates and treatments of mental disorders
  3. Psychiatric epidemiology, social psychiatry and psychotherapeutic interventions in mental disorders
  4. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  5. Best paper published in the European Psychiatry journal


Applications will be carefully reviewed by a jury. Eligible candidates must meet ALL of the below criteria:

  • Qualify as an Early Career mental health professional (professional under 40 years old or within 5 years of completion of specialist training)
  • Be the first author of an article published or accepted for publication in a scientific journal in 2023
  • The article must be related to psychiatry or research in psychiatry
  • Reside in a country included in the World Health Organisation Europe region

The application process of the EPA Research Prizes is fully internet-based.
Please prepare the following documents and information before you begin your application:

  • An updated curriculum vitae in English
  • A proof of ID
  • Your published article
    • If the article hasn’t been published yet, a proof from the publisher will be required
Applications are now closed.

2024 Research Prize winners will be granted waived EPA Congress registration and reimbursement for up to €500 for travel and accommodation if they attend the Opening Ceremony of the 32nd European Congress of Psychiatry in Budapest, Hungary on 6 April 2024.


For any questions, please contact the EPA Office at