Fellowship Award for 112th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Application Guidelines

Fellowship Award for the 112th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology is now closed.
The application details for Fellowship Award for JSPN Annual meeting in June 2017 will be announced in July 2015.
For any question about the Japanese Society Psychiatry and Neurology Fellowship award, please contact the secretariat
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Application deadline: November 15th, 2015 12:00pm (Japan Time)

The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) is now accepting applications for the JSPN Fellowship Award, which is presented to early-career psychiatrists from Asia and around the world. The purpose of this award is to recognize early-career, outstanding psychiatrists and to encourage academic discussion and personal friendships with early-career Japanese psychiatrists at the 112th annual meeting of the JSPN on June 2nd to 4th, 2016, in Chiba, Japan.


Applicants must:
1. Be psychiatrists who are 40 years of age or under
2. Not be previous recipients of the JSPN Fellowship Award
3. Belong to a World Psychiatric Association member society
(To ensure broad participation from around the world, the JSPN accepts nominations from each society up to a maximum of two applicants.)

Note: Award recipients will receive a waiver of meeting registration fees, the cost of accommodation, and a partial reimbursement of airfares (JPY 70,000 for recipients from World Bank A and B category countries, and JPY 140,000 for those from C and D category countries)

Award recipients will be expected to:

  • stay at a designated accommodation site
  • participate in the meeting for the three-day period
  • give a presentation at one of the Award symposia (on the topic for which the recipient applied)
  • attend other programs for JSPN Fellowship Award recipients

Award recipients will also be expected to participate in future JSPN Fellowship Award Alumni programs.

Applicants must choose a topic from Nos. 1 or 2 below and submit an abstract of 200-250 words in length on-line.

1. Women’s Mental Health

Though the theme is women’s mental health, application may be received from both sexes.  For women’s mental health a variety of issues such as human rights, prostitution, gender based violence, opportunity for social participation / promotion, influence of religion and others are involved.
With 200- 250 words the applicant is requested to describe how women's mental health is dealt with in his/her country and to report the gender ratio of psychiatrists.

The description may address the following issues:

  • a. Are there specific services for women’s mental health?
  • b. How are the women’s mental health issues included in education/training at the undergraduate level, for residents and at the postgraduate level?
  • c. How are depression and anxiety dealt with in sexual and reproductive health settings? Is there training for sexual and reproductive health providers? How are treatment, referrals and referral-counter referral networks functioning?
  • d. Are there laws or regulations about maternity/paternity leave implementation? Is there service to alleviate the burden on working mothers? How is work / life balance conceptualized and executed?

2. Case Vignette

The applicant is requested to describe how psychiatrists in his/her home country would deal with the case described in the vignette.

The description must address the following points:

  • a. Assessment
    (psychiatric diagnosis based on ICD-10 & DSM-5, or using own methodology in your country; possible causes and psychopathological assessments are also welcome to describe.)
  • b. Need—or absence of need—for psychiatric intervention in the present case
  • c. Describe the method(s) of intervention
    (pharmacotherapy, psychosocial interventions, and/or a unique therapy applied in your country).
  • d. Frequency of seeing similar cases in your own country

Meeting information

112th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Date: June 2nd– 4th, 2016
Venue: Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex
Meeting President: Kazuhiko Nakayama
(Professor of Jikei University School of Medicine)
Meeting Vice-President : ・Junichi Hirakawa
(President of Association of Tokyo Psychiatric Hospitals)
・Akio Kouyama
(President of Tokyo Association of Psychiatric Clinic)
Theme Psychiatry –Honest and true- Pilgrimage to the origin

How to apply

We will start to accept an application from September 1st, 2015 at the 112th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology website.

Applicants must submit at the 112th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology website.

  • 1.  Abstract of 200-250 words in length about 1. Women's Mental Health or 2. Case Vignette
  • 2.  “Nomination form” with signature of the president of the society as nominator
      (“Nomination form” could be of any format.   Example )
  • 3. “Personal information form”
    The designated Excel forms  must be used.   Example

All documents must be submitted when you apply for the 2016 Fellowship Award via the 112th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology website
( from September 1st, 2015.

The secretariat will acknowledge receipt of the application. You will receive an automatic reply to your e-mail confirming your application. If you haven’t received it for a week, please contact JSPN secretariat at staff,
at <>(e-mail).

Please note that JSPN is no longer accept any inquiries about your application from one week after the deadline (Japan Time).

Deadline: November 15th, 2015 (Japan Time)

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