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Thompson Centre Awards

Submissions are now closed for our 2017 Thompson Memorial Awards. They were created in honour of Mr. Frederick W. Thompson who was deeply committed to raising awareness and advancing care for anxiety disorders. Our Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes excellence and major contributions to the field of OCD and related disorders while our Early Career Award recognizes those with broad interest in studying and treating OCD and related disorders as a career. The intent of the awards is to further research and clinical care for the treatment of OCD and related disorders.

Please check back in May 2018 for our next submission opportunity.

For more about the Distinguished Scholar Awards and Early Career Award, please below:

Distinguished Scholar Award

The Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes excellence and major contributions to the field of OCD and related disorders. Contributions will be considered in the areas of clinical practice, research and/or education. This award is designed to enhance opportunities for collaboration and learning between the Thompson Centre and leaders in the field of OCD and related disorders internationally. The successful applicant will receive $10,000 plus support for travel to Toronto of up to an additional $5,000.

Eligibility

Before filling out the application form, please note eligibility requirements outlined below:

  • The candidate should hold an appointment at the level of associate or full professor at a major academic institution.
  • The candidate will apply on the basis of having made a significant contribution to the field of OCD and related disorders.
  • Applications are encouraged from applicants who can attend the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders conference on October 27, 2017. (If your schedule does not permit this please contact us.)
  • The candidate is expected to work for a full week with the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre team in Toronto where you will present your work at various rounds, explore collaborative research opportunities and share insights into your work.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Previous award winners are ineligible to apply for the award.

Instructions

  • The completed application along with your CV and a personal statement must be submitted no later than July 14 2017 at 5pm EST.
  • Personal statements should be no longer than 1500 words and must specify the impact your work has had in the field of OCD and related disorders.

Please submit:

Please address all questions to ThompsonCentreEducation@sunnybrook.ca.

Selection Process
A volunteer panel of reviewers with related expertise will select the successful candidate, basing their decision primarily on the following criteria:

  • Impact of applicant’s work in the field of OCD and related disorders
  • Strength of the submitted personal statement

The successful candidate will be announced publically at the 5th annual Frederick Thompson W. Anxiety Disorders Centre’s conference on October 27, 2017.

Key Dates

  • Applications open: June 6, 2017
  • Deadline for submissions: July 14, 2017 at 5pm EST
  • Date of notification: August 15, 2017
  • Frederick Thompson W. Anxiety Disorders Centre conference: October 27, 2017

Early Career Award

The Early Career Award recognizes those with broad interest in studying and treating OCD and related disorders as a career. The successful candidate will be able to outline a developing body of work in the areas of clinical practice, research and/or education. This award is designed to recognize and support promising early career researchers, clinicians and educators to this field. The successful applicant will receive $2,500 plus support for travel to Toronto of up to an additional $2,500.

Eligibility

Before filling out the application form, please note eligibility requirements outlined below:

  • The candidate should be a senior resident, post-doctoral fellow, or early career scientist within the first 7 years of their first faculty appointment at a major academic institution.
  • Applications are encouraged from applicants who can attend the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders conference on October 27, 2017. (If your schedule does not permit this please contact us.)
  • The candidate is expected to work for a full week with the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre team in Toronto where you will present your work at various rounds, explore collaborative research opportunities and share insights into your work.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Previous award winners are ineligible to apply for the award.

Instructions

  • The completed application along with your CV, and a personal statement must be submitted no later than July 14 2017 at 5pm EST.
  • Personal statements should be no longer than 1500 words and must specify the impact your work has had in the field of OCD and related disorders.

Please ensure to send in:

Please address all questions to ThompsonCentreEducation@sunnybrook.ca.

Selection Process
A volunteer panel of reviewers with related expertise will select the successful candidate, basing their decision primarily on the following criteria:

  • Impact of applicant’s work in the field of OCD and related disorders
  • Strength of the submitted personal statement

The successful candidate will be announced publically at the 5th annual Frederick Thompson W. Anxiety Disorders Centre’s conference on October 27, 2017.

Key Dates

  • Applications open: June 6, 2017
  • Deadline for submissions: July 14, 2017 at 5pm EST
  • Date of notification: August 15, 2017

Frederick Thompson W. Anxiety Disorders Centre conference: October 27, 2017.