Annual Prizes and Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

This is a major award, launched by BAP in 1998. It is presented annually to an individual in recognition of the following three criteria:

  1. Lifetime achievement in psychopharmacology with an international recognition of contribution and impact.
  2. Major contribution to British psychopharmacology (though the candidate does not have to be British).
  3. Support for and contributions to the British Association for Psychopharmacology

Criteria 1 and 2 are essential; criterion 3 is desirable. There are no age limits, nor regarding whether the person is still active in the field or retired.

  • Those serving on BAP Council are not eligible. They will become eligible three years after leaving Council.
  • Those currently serving on the BAP Governance Panel are not eligible.

The Honorary General Secretary will consider likely conflicts of interest and then delegate to a number of BAP Council Members who will review nominations for the various awards. Where a BAP Council Member is requested to review a prize in which a conflict of interest arises for them (e.g. a former PhD student has been nominated) they will excuse themselves from the process and another Council Member will be asked to replace them.

Whilst Council members are not prohibited from applying for prizes, the Honorary General Secretary additionally seeks the endorsement of one of the Presidents (current, immediate past or elect), according to their expertise, and who does not have a direct conflict of interest, before any such prize is awarded to a Council Member.

Applications are now closed.

2016 winner(s)


2016 Winner: Professor David Nutt (right)
2016 Winner: Professor David Nutt (right)

Previous Winner(s)

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