Call for Submissions: 2021 Dr. Sam Lal Award

The Graham Boeckh Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Dr. Samarthji Lal Award.

Dr. Lal was a distinguished psychiatric researcher, and this award is given each year to honour his legacy. The award recognizes a researcher working in a Canadian institution in the field of mental health who is making an outstanding contribution to the field and demonstrates both scientific excellence and creative thinking. The 2021 award will mark the 11th anniversary of the award.

In order to be eligible, a researcher must be affiliated with a Canadian academic or clinical institution and be in the mid-stage of their career (7-15 years from their initial appointment) – under exceptional circumstances, the committee may consider a nominee outside this limit. Each candidate must be nominated by a colleague or mentor who is familiar with their work. The main submission requirements are a curriculum vitae, two letters of support and a brief description of how the candidate is making an outstanding contribution to mental health research. The Call for Submissions can be accessed here (to view the French version click here).

Award amount: $25,000 (CAD)
Deadline for submission of nominations: January 22, 2021

The Graham Boeckh Foundation would like to thank the communications partners for the Sam Lal Award: The Canadian Institutes for Health Research – Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychiatric Association.