Porto Research Award Application


The Local Organizing Committee of the 23rd EFPT Porto Forum (supported by the Portuguese National Trainees Associations: APIP and ANIPIA) donated €10,000 to EFPT with the aim to encourage psychiatric trainees to conduct research in psychiatry. This donation arises from a legacy of combined work in 2015, therefore this prize stands as EFPT Porto Research Award. The EFPT Porto Research Award is an annual prize of €1,000 for 10 years. It is hoped that this project will further encourage psychiatric trainees to engage with the EFPT.


Who can apply?

Eligibility criteria:


(i)    Psychiatric trainees (i.e. residents and doctors training in psychiatry) at the time of application.

(ii)   Research projects are conducted in WHO Europe Zone countries.

(iii)  Research projects that were part of PhD must have been conducted while the trainee was in training in psychiatry. PhD projects that were conducted when the trainee was out of training (e.g. full-time PhD candidate at the time of the research being conducted) will not be accepted.

(iv)  Applicants must ensure that appropriate ethical approval is in place wherever research is carried out.

(v)   Presentations and publications from the research must be in English language.


How to apply?

Applicants should apply by sending an email to: portoresearchaward@efpt.eu with the following documents attached:

·  relevant presentations (poster or publications) of the submitted research project in English

·  short CV

·  motivation letter, indicating why the candidate is applying for the award

·  letter of support (i.e. declaration of proof by a senior researcher)


These documents should be submitted as PDF files and should not exceed two A4 pages per document.

By submitting your application, you are confirming that all co-authors of your project have confirmed the submission, they agree to your submission being presented at the upcoming EFPT Annual Forum and appearing on the EFPT website.


When to apply?

Applications must be submitted by 23:59 hours GMT on 15th March 2024. Late submissions will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of the outcome no later than 17th May 2023.

Which areas of research can be covered?

The areas of research considered for this award are the following: All areas of Adult Psychiatry (including subspecialties such as Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry etc.) and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Preclinical, clinical and field researches, of qualitative and quantitative projects are eligible for application. Individual or group studies can apply, the applicant should be the principal (or co-principal) investigator in the project.

How will applications be selected?

The Jury will review all applications according to established criteria, based on the quality of the research work done, the potential impact of the project, the trainees’ involvement with the project (e.g. Principal investigator or first author) and intrinsic merit of the applicant.

The prize will be awarded to the application that is of a high standard and achieves the highest score. An award may not be granted if the panel considers that applications are not of a sufficiently high standard.



The winner of the EFPT Porto Research Award will receive €1,000. A brief summary and photo linked with the project will be advertised on the EFPT website and in the EFPT Newsletter. The winner will be invited to present the winning submission at the upcoming EFPT Annual Forum 2024 that will be taking place in Riga, Latvia from 2nd to 6th July 2024.