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International Association for Suicide Prevention: Awards

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) provides awards for those who have contributed in a significant way to the furthering of the aims of the Association. Awards are presented at the IASP biennial conference.


The Stengel Research Award

YearRecipientCountry
1977R DiekstraThe Netherlands
1979M BoldtCanada
1981J P SoubrierFrance
1983J LonnqvistFinland
1985G Sonneck/J BeskowAustria/Sweden
1987R Goldney/C PfefferAustralia/USA
1989P Cosyns/J WilmotteBelgium
1991D De LeoItaly
1993D WassermanSweden
1995K HawtonUnited Kingdom
1997A SchmidtkeGermany
1999A RoyUSA
2001A LeenaarsCanada
2003I OrbachIsrael
2005K van HeeringenBelgium
2007J MannUSA
2009M WilliamsUnited Kingdom
2011P Yip Hong Kong
2013M OquendoUSA
2015D GunnellUnited Kingdom

The Stengel Research Award, instituted in 1977, is named in honour of the late Professor Erwin Stengel, one of the founders of IASP. This award is for outstanding active research with at least 10 years of scientific activity in the field, as evidenced by number and quality of publications in internationally acknowledged journals and indicators of esteem and reputation.

Members of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) are invited to nominate suitable persons for the Stengel Research Award. National Representatives of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) are also invited to nominate suitable persons to receive the Award. Nominees do not necessarily have to be IASP members. Self-nomination is permitted. Award Committee members are not permitted to make nominations. Candidates should not be nominees for any other IASP Award in the current round.

The criteria for selection are: The Award is open to currently active academics with at least 10 years of scientific activity in the field, who have a deserved reputation for outstanding research in the field of suicidology, as evidenced by:

  1. the number and quality of publications in leading peer-reviewed journals that significantly contribute to our understanding/knowledge of suicidal behaviour and/or to suicide prevention; and
  2. indicators of esteem and reputation (e.g., invitation to give keynote lecture at international conference, invitation to serve on editorial board of international journal).

(A researcher who continues to be active in the field despite being officially ‘retired’ could be considered for this Award. A retired researcher who is no longer active in the field cannot be considered for this Award.)

STENGEL RESEARCH CHAIRPERSON

Professor Paul Yip
Director
Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention
Social Work and Social Administration
University of Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2831 5190
Fax: (852) 2549 7161
Email: sfpyip@hku.hk

Please send your nomination direct to Professor Paul Yip, Chairperson of the Stengel Research Award and attach a brief summary (CV) of why your nominee is deserving of the Award.

DEADLINE: 15TH APRIL 2017


The Ringel Service Award

YearRecipientCountry
1995Zhai Shu TaoP.R.China
1997Y SaitoJapan
1999V ScottFrance
2001L MehlumNorway
2003J NagdimonUSA
2007L RatnayekeSri Lanka
2011J BertoloteAustralia
2013Ø EkebergNorway
2015L VijayakumarIndia

The Ringel Service Award, instituted in 1995, honours the late Professor Erwin Ringel, the founding President of the Association. This award is for distinguished service in the field of Suicidology. Members of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) are invited to nominate suitable persons for the Ringel Service Award. National Representatives of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) are also invited to nominate suitable persons to receive the Award. Nominees do not necessarily have to be IASP members. Self-nomination is permitted. Award Committee members are not permitted to make nominations. Candidates should not be nominees for any other IASP Award in the current round.

The criteria for selection are:

The Award is open to currently active practitioners who:

  1. have been involved in the development and implementation of evidence-informed and best practice suicide prevention programmes/projects over a period of at least 10 years; and
  2. are acknowledged as a leader in the field, as confirmed by opinion leaders (in academic, practitioner, voluntary and/or community sectors) nationally or internationally.

(A practitioner who continues to be active in the field despite being officially 'retired' could be considered for this Award. A retired practitioner who is no longer active in the field cannot be considered for this Award.)

strong> RINGEL SERVICE AWARD CHAIRPERSON

Professor Lars Mehlum
University of Oslo
National Center for Suicide Research & Prevention Unit
Sognsvannsveien 21
Bygning 12, Oslo No-0327
Norway
Tel: +47 [22] 923 473
Fax: +47 [22] 92 39 58
Email: lars.mehlum@medisin.uio.no

Please send your nomination directly Professor Lars Mehlum, Chairperson of the Ringel Service Award Committee, and attach a brief summary (CV) of why your nominee is deserving of this Award.

DEADLINE: 15TH APRIL 2017


The Farberow Award

YearRecipientCountry
1997O GradSlovenia
1999K Dunne Maxim/E A DunneUSA
2001S ClarkeAustralia
2003G H and E WeyrauchUSA
2005K AndriessenBelgium
2007K DyregrovNorway
2009F CampbellUSA
2011J FisherAustralia
2013A StainesAustralia
2015S Spencer-ThomasUSA

The Farberow Award was introduced in 1997 in recognition of Professor Norman Farberow, a founding member and driving force behind the IASP. This award is for a person who has contributed significantly in the field of work with survivors of suicide.

Members of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) are invited to nominate suitable persons for the Stengel Research Award. National Representatives of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) are also invited to nominate suitable persons to receive the Award. Nominees do not necessarily have to be IASP members. Self-nomination is permitted. Award Committee members are not permitted to make nominations. Candidates should not be nominees for any other IASP Award in the current round.

The Award is open to currently active practitioners or academics who:

  1. have been involved in the development and implementation of evidence-informed and best practice postvention programmes/projects over a period of at least 10 years; and
  2. are acknowledged as a leader in the field, as confirmed by opinion leaders (in academic, practitioner, voluntary and/or community sectors) in bereavement/ postvention, nationally or internationally.

(A potential candidate who continues to be active in the field despite being officially 'retired' could be considered for this Award. A potential candidate who is retired and no longer active in the field cannot be considered for this Award.)

FARBEROW AWARD CHAIRPERSON
Ms Jill Fisher
8 Kundart Street,
Coes Creek, QLD 4560, Australia
Tel: +61 448 193 47
Email: tarome@bigpond.com.au

Please send your nomination directly to Ms Jill Fisher, Chairperson of the Farberow Award Committee, and attach a brief summary (CV) of why you feel your nominee is deserving.

DEADLINE: 15TH APRIL 2017


De Leo Fund Award

YearRecipientCountry
2009A. AhmadiIran
2011E. KinyandaUganda
2015J. OsafoGhana

The De Leo Fund Award honours the memory of Nicola and Vittorio, the beloved children of Professor Diego De Leo, IASP Past President. The Award is offered to distinguished scholars in recognition of their outstanding research on suicidal behaviours carried out in developing countries. Members of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) are invited to nominate suitable persons for the De Leo Fund Award. Nominees do not necessarily have to be IASP members. Self-nomination is permitted. Award Committee members are not permitted to make nominations. Candidate should not be nominees for any other IASP Award in the current round.

The Award is open to mid-career researchers (no more than 20 years from graduation) who:

  1. have performed (most of) their research in a low- or middle-income country (as defined by the World Bank); and
  2. who have a deserved reputation for outstanding research in the field of suicidology, as evidenced by the quality of publications in leading peer-reviewed journals that significantly contribute to our understanding/knowledge of suicidal behaviour and/or to suicide prevention.

(All potential candidates must be currently active in the field.)

DE LEO FUND AWARD CHAIRPERSON:
Prof. Diego De Leo, Australian Institute for Suicide
Research and Prevention, Griffith University,
176 Messines Ridge Rd, Mt. Gravatt Campus
Mt Gravatt QLD 4122, Australia
Tel: + 61 7 3735 3377
Fax: + 61 7 3735 3450
E- mail: D.DeLeo@griffith.edu.au

Please send your nomination directly to Prof Diego De Leo, Chairperson of the De Leo Fund Award Committee and attach a brief summary (CV) of why your nominee is deserving of the Award.

DEADLINE: 15th April 2017


ANDREJ MARUSIC AWARD

YearRecipientCountry
2015E ColucciItaly

The Andrej Marusic Award is dedicated to young researchers who are invited to submit a research proposal relating to suicidal behaviour and prevention for consideration.

Members of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) are invited to nominate suitable persons for the Andrej Marusic Award. Nominees do not necessarily have to be IASP members. Self-nomination is permitted. Award Committee members are not permitted to make nominations. Candidates should not be nominees for any other IASP Award in the current round.

The Award is open to young researchers (under 40 years old or with no more than five years’ experience in the field of suicidology) who submit a research proposal which:

  1. identifies a topic/question which is important for suicidology and/or suicide prevention;
  2. demonstrates methodological rigour;
  3. can be feasibly implemented (shows the necessary mix of skill, experience, project management and resources for success);
  4. meets appropriate ethical standards; and
  5. is likely to produce findings which add to the existing body of knowledge and/or lead to changes in suicide prevention policy or practice.

(All potential candidates must be currently active in the field.)

ANDREJ MARUSIC AWARD Chair, Dragan Marusic
Administrator
Dr Vita Postuvan,
Univerza na Primorskem
Inštitut Andrej Marušič
Muzejski trg 2, 6000 Koper
Austria
Tel: +386 40 490 580
Email: vita.postuvan@upr.si

Please send your nomination directly to Dr Vita Postuvan, Administator of the Andrej Marusic Award Committee and attach a brief summary (CV) of why your nominee is deserving of the Award.

DEADLINE: 15th April 2017