Young Investigator Award 2011

Award Overview

One of the major goals of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD) is to promote research on borderline personality disorder (BPD), and, thus, to support young investigators. The Young Investigator Award (YIA) is sponsored by NEABPD and designed to encourage investigation in BPD and to reward outstanding research in this area. The YIA recipient will be invited to present his or her research at the NEABPD Conference in April, 2011 (supported in part by NIMH). In addition, the Award winner will receive a cash prize.


  • Submissions need to include an original research study on BPD.
  • Applicants must have received their terminal degree (Ph.D. or comparable doctoral degree) or have completed required residency training (M.D.) within five years of the submission date (i.e., 2003 or later for the 2009 Award).
  • Submissions must include at least one original research contribution completed within this period of time, and may include: a) a reprint of a published research paper; 2) a preprint of a research paper accepted for publication, along with a copy of the letter of acceptance; or 3) any journal-length manuscript describing a research study.
  • The applicant must be the 1st author (having co-authors is acceptable) on the primary manuscript. One or more additional papers may be submitted as material supporting the application.

Review Process

A committee of senior BPD investigators will review applications, basing their decision on the quality of submitted work and the applicant’s potential as a BPD researcher. The Committee Chair is Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., Director of Research for NEABPD.

The Application Package Should Include:

Brief cover letter
One manuscript (preprints and reprints are acceptable)
Three letters of recommendation that include a description of the applicant’s achievements vis-à-vis BPD research and potential for a successful career in research in borderline personality disorder.
The applicant’s CV
Optional: Additional manuscript(s)
N.B.: All materials should be put into one or more pdf files with the applicant’s name or
initials included in the file name(s).

  • Applications are due by January 19, 2011 and should be submitted by electronic mail only to:
  • Please include “Young Investigator Award (Attention Dr. Alan Fruzzetti, YIA Chair)” in the subject.
  • For further information, please contact Dr. Fruzzetti (email:; phone: 775-682-8703) or Dr. Perry D. Hoffman (email:; phone: 914-835-9011)