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NIMH Calls for Jackson Memorial Award Nominations

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An award honors the late Dr. James S. Jackson, a renowned social psychologist.

Photo: university of michigan institute for social research

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently called for nominees for the 2024 James S. Jackson Memorial Award. Nominations close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 26.

NIMH seeks nominations from the field for exceptional minority mental health and mental health disparities researchers who exemplify and demonstrate excellence in mentorship, fostering a diverse and positive learning environment, scholarship and community outreach and engagement. The winner will receive a $5,000 prize.

This award is named in honor of the late Dr. James S. Jackson, a renowned social psychologist who was the Daniel Katz distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. 

To acknowledge Jackson’s great impact on the fields of disparities research, minority mental health and his commitment to mentoring trainees, NIMH will honor an outstanding researcher who has demonstrated exceptional individual achievement and leadership in minority mental health and mental health disparities research and excellence in mentorship, influence and support of trainees.

For more information on nomination criteria and the application process, visit

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