BPA Best Research Paper Award


Biological Psychiatry Australia (BPA) aims to promote excellence in research performed in the field of biological psychiatry within Australia. Research promoted by BPA is cross-disciplinary and cross-species, consisting of Psychiatry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience, Physiology, Genetics, and Epidemiology.

Applications/nominations for the 2024 BPA Best Research Paper Award are due 5 July, 5pm AEST. Click here to download instructions and application form.


The awards are offered to BPA members in three categories:

1) Student (Bachelor, Honours, Masters or PhD program)

2) ECR (0-5 years post PhD)

3) General (any BPA member)


The winners in each category will receive a certificate and a $250 gift card and will be invited to present their paper at a BPA webinar. For guidelines and entry form go here. Applications will only be considered if the appropriate documents are attached to the application (including proof of enrolment for the Student category and proof of PhD completion for the ECR category).