Ülkü Ülgür, MD, International Scholar Award

Deadline: June 30, 2024

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This award recognizes a child psychiatrist or physician in the international community who has made significant contributions to the enhancement of mental health services for children and adolescents.


All even-numbered years’ awards will be from Turkey. The award in all odd-numbered years (2019, 2021, etc.) will be from any non-U.S. country.

Applicants must be either a child and adolescent psychiatrist or a physician in the international community at the time of AACAP’s Annual Meeting.

Applicants from Turkey will be defined as follows:

  • Turkish living in Turkey
  • Turkish living abroad
  • Non-Turkish living in Turkey
  • Non-Turkish who did work in Turkey, and is now living abroad

The same eligibility requirements (categories) noted above for “Applicants from Turkey” will be the same requirements for all other applicants to AACAP’s Ülkü Ülgür, MD, International Scholar Award.

  • Dual nationals are not excluded
  • Child and adolescent psychiatrist applicants are encouraged to be an AACAP member or have membership pending at time of application
  • AACAP membership is not a requirement of physician applicants

Award Benefits

Awardee will receive up to $2,500 for reimbursement for registration and travel support to attend AACAP’s Annual Meeting. The awardee will be recognized during AACAP’s Annual Meeting during the International Reception.

Application Guidelines

A completed online application, including:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Contact information, including a current email address and phone number
  • Personal statement (no longer than 500 words)
  • Recommendation Letter - Why you deserve this award

Applications will be strengthened by a plan to use attendance at AACAP’s Annual Meeting to further enhance the work for which the individual has been awarded.

Program Requirements

At the completion of their experience, awardees will be required to write and provide an article for AACAP News, highlighting their experience. In addition, they will be required to develop a plan outlining how to strengthen mental health services for children and adolescents in their country.


June 30, 2024


For more information, contact AACAP Communications Department at communications@aacap.org.