The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology


Fellowship Award for the 116th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

Update: August 20, 2019

Fellowship Award for the 116th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology is now closed.
The application details about the Fellowship Award for the 117th Annual Meeting will be announced in August 2020.
For any question about the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology Fellowship Award, please contact the secretariat

Application Guidelines

Application deadline: October 15th, 2019 (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 116th annual meeting of the JSPN from June 18th to 20th, 2020, in Sendai, Japan.
The awardees and Japanese psychiatrists have collaborated to produce academic publications. Their achievements can be found here.


Applicants must:

1. Be psychiatrists younger than 40 years of age or with 10 years or less experience in psychiatry
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, accommodation, and a prize (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. They can carry out research about each theme in psychiatry with Japanese young psychiatrists and past Fellowship Awardees.

Applicants must choose a topic from No. 1 or 2 below and submit an abstract of 200 - 250 words in length.


1. Mental health and work life balance of psychiatrists

In Japan, with the progression of aging with a decreased birth rate and the recent rise in the total number of female doctors, an increasing number of medical doctors are working while parenting and/or caregiving today. In such a situation, it is not easy for psychiatrists to maintain their mental/physical health, while balancing their work and lives or simultaneously fulfilling their roles in society and their households.

The Fellowship Award Symposium in 2020 will address issues related to psychiatrists, including their work status, their work-life balance, and support for the maintenance of mental health provided in their workplaces. During the event, environmental arrangements for psychiatrists in various situations to expand their activities with fulfillment in society will be discussed.

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their abstracts meeting the following requirements:

  1. National background factors
    e.g., Please present data regarding psychiatrists’ work status and problematic points, such as the number of psychiatrists per population, their age structure, sex ratio, working style (full-time/part-time, employed/private-practice), and sex ratios in each working style and management position.
  2. Systems, cultures, and customs
    e.g., Please report the current status and challenges related to psychiatrists’ work-life balance, such as role-sharing for housekeeping/parenting/caregiving and sex differences in the rate of utilizing systems to support parenting/caregiving.
  3. Psychiatrists’ mental health status and workplace approaches
    e.g., Please report the current situation of psychiatrists, such as psychiatrist turnover, suicide, and burnout, the management of difficult patients and patient suicide cases, mentor, vacation, and parenting/caregiving support systems available in workplaces, and workplace systems and approaches to protect mental health.
  4. Future perspectives
    Please present measures to be adopted on a nationwide or global basis, in your opinion, to improve psychiatrists’ mental health and work-life balance.


2. Case Vignette

Regarding the case , applicants are kindly asked to submit their abstracts meeting the following.

  1. Describe assessment and clinical information (psychiatric diagnosis based on ICD-10, DSM-5, and if any, using your own country’s diagnostic system). If any, describe additional examination or assessment tool to confirm diagnosis in your country.
  2. Are there any epidemiological studies for similar cases above? If not, describe frequency of seeing similar cases in your own country.
  3. Describe the methods of interventions (e.g., pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, psycho-social intervention, brain stimulation therapy, and/or a unique therapy in your country).
  4. How are you going to address this issue to his/her family and/or school?
  5. Is any early intervention available for similar cases above in your country?

Meeting information

The 116th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Date June 18th – 20th, 2020

Sendai International Center

Tohoku University Kawauchi Hagi Hall

Meeting President Hirooki Yabe(Professor, Fukushima Medical University)
Theme Critique on psychiatry today as a signpost for the next 10 years

How to apply

We will start to accept an application from the end of August in 2019. Applicants must submit through On-Line Registration System below for the 116th annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology.

On-Line Registration System
  1. “Personal information form”
    (The designated Excel form  must be used.   Example )
  2. “Nomination form” with signature of the president of the society as nominator
    (“Nomination form” could be of any format.   Example )
  3. Abstract of 200 - 250 words in length about 1. Mental health and work life balance of psychiatrists or 2. Case Vignette


After your submission at On-Line Registration System, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
Please contact the following Secretariat in case you do not receive the e-mail 30min. after your submission.

Please note that JSPN does no longer accept any inquiries about your application from one week after the deadline .

Application deadline: October 15th, 2019 (Japan Time)


JSPN secretariat;

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