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The University of Michigan Depression Center Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg Translational Research Prize

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center is accepting nominations for the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Research Prize. This prestigious award is given annually to a world-renowned scientist and honors breakthrough research accomplishments that advance knowledge in the understanding of mechanisms and treatments in depressions, bipolar illnesses, or related disorders.


The Prize is a $50,000 award, unrestricted, to be used at the recipient's sole discretion for the support of research operations and/or equipment. Disbursement of the Prize to the recipient shall take place at a scientific presentation given by the Prize winner.


  • Nominee must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent international degrees.
  • Research shall be in depression, bipolar illness and related disorders, broadly defined.
  • International scientists are eligible.
  • University of Michigan scientists are not eligible.
  • Self-nomination is permitted.
  • Nominee must be able to devote up to two days as Visiting Professor with a special lecture at the University of Michigan.
  • If selected for the Prize, recipients will be invited to join the Eisenberg Research Prize review panel to select subsequent recipients of the Prize.

Nomination Guidelines

For a nomination to be considered, the following form below must be submitted before the December 22, 2019.

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