The Interest Group for Psychoanalytically-Oriented Psychologists invites submissions for the POPIG Research Prize.

The purpose of the POPIG Research Prize is to stimulate research into psychoanalytic psychology, particularly treatment outcome and construct research. There is a need for an increased and broader research base in this field.


  1. The APS Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychology Interest Group (POPIG) National will be responsible for administering and funding the Award.
  2. The National POPIG Committee will appoint a selection committee of at least three (3) members of POPIG National (including the research and education Officer) to be responsible for selecting an appropriate Award winner.
  3. The Award will be presented every second year at the POPIG Annual General Meeting.


  1. Applicants for the Prize must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia
  2. Applicants must be current financial members of the Society
  3. Applicants must be current subscribers to the Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychology Interest Group

Nomination process

  1. Nominees must self-nominate by submitting their research report.
  2. The research report must include the details of the research and methodology and be no less than 5000 words.

Selection criteria

In judging the applicants for the Award, the committee will have regard to the following criteria:

  1. Originality and creativity
  2. Relevance to the field of psychoanalytic psychology

Value of the award

Successful candidates for the Award will:

  1. receive an award of $1000;
  2. receive a certificate; and
  3. be invited to present their research at the biannual POPIG Conference

Closing date

Nominations close on 31 August


Previous winners


Dr Daniel Davis


Not awarded