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.
Please click here to download the IASP Awards information sheet in PDF Format that details the four awards available.
The Stengel Research Award
|1977||R Diekstra||The Netherlands|
|1981||J P Soubrier||France|
|1985||G Sonneck/J Beskow||Austria/Sweden|
|1987||R Goldney/C Pfeffer||Australia/USA|
|1989||P Cosyns/J Wilmotte||Belgium|
|1991||D De Leo||Italy|
|1995||K Hawton||United Kingdom|
|2005||K van Heeringen||Belgium|
|2009||M Williams||United Kingdom|
|2011||P Yip||Hong Kong|
|2015||D Gunnell||United Kingdom|
The Stengel Research Award has been provided since 1977 and is named in honour of the late Professor Erwin Stengel, one of the founders of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). This award is for outstanding research in the field of suicidology, and nominations can be made by any member of IASP.
IASP members are invited to nominate suitable persons for the Stengel Research Award. Nominees do not necessarily have to be IASP members. The criteria for selection are:
- outstanding and active researcher with at least 10 years of scientific activity in the field, as evidenced by a number of publications in internationally-acknowledged journals.
STENGEL RESEARCH CHAIRPERSON
Professor Paul Yip
Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention
Social Work and Social Administration
University of Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2831 5190
Fax: (852)2549 7161
Please send your nomination direct to Professor Kees van Heeringen, Chairperson of the Stengel Research Award and attach a brief summary (CV) of why your nominee is deserving of the Award.
The Ringel Service Award
|1995||Zhai Shu Tao||P.R.China|
|2007||L Ratnayeke||Sri Lanka|
The Ringel Service Award was instituted in 1995 and honours the late Professor Erwin Ringel, the founding President of the Association. This award is for distinguished service in the field of suicidology, and nominations can be made by National Representatives of IASP.
National Representatives of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) are invited to nominate suitable persons to recieve the Ringel Service Award. Nominees do not necessarily have to be IASP members. The criteria for selection are:
- Actively involved in the practice of suicide prevention and crisis intervention and its dissemination;
- Acknowledged as a national initator or leader in the field.
- Suicide prevention and/or crisis intervention should be the main portion of his/her work.
RINGEL SERVICE AWARD CHAIRPERSON
Professor Lars Mehlum
University of Oslo
National Center for Suicide Research & Prevention Unit
Bygning 12, Oslo No-0327
Tel: +47  923 473
Fax: +47  92 39 58
Please send your nomination directly to Dr Silverman, Chairperson of the Ringel Service Award Committee, and attach a brief summary (CV) of why your nominee is deserving of this Award.
The Farberow Award
|1999||K Dunne Maxim/E A Dunne||USA|
|2003||G H and E Weyrauch||USA|
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, and nominations can be made by any IASP member.
Members are invited to nominate suitable persons for the Farberow Award. It is for the person who in the view of the award committee has contributed significantly in the field of work with suicide survivors. Nominees do not necessarily have to be IASP members. The criteria for selection are:
- Has been actively involved in the establishment and operation of bereaved by suicide/survivor programs.
- Has demonstrated national leadership in the area
- Has contributed to the research and evaluation of such programs.
- Will continue to involve themselves in this important area of work.
FARBEROW AWARD CHAIRPERSON
Ms Frances Yik Wa Law
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, SAR
Tel: +852 3917 5940
Fax: +852 2858 7604
Please send your nomination directly to Karl Andriessen, Chairperson of the Farberow Award Committee, and attach a brief summary (CV) of why you feel your nominee is deserving.
De Leo Fund Award
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. It is for the person who in the view of the award committee has contributed significantly to developing suicide research in a developing country.
Nominees do not necessarily have to be IASP members.
To be eligible for the De Leo Fund Award, candidates should demonstrate the following criteria:
- Be born in a developing country;
- Have performed their research in a developing country;
- Be a young/mid career researcher (no more than 20 years from graduation), with a prevailing interest in research in the field of suicide;
- Be able to demonstrate, through publications in internationally indexed journals, their competence in the field of suicide;
- Not to be a current nominee for any other IASP Award.
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