Invitation to submit candidatures
The Geneva Prize for Human Rights in Psychiatry is intended to acknowledge an individual, without any restriction of gender, age or nationality, or an institution with governmental or non governmental status, for exceptional achievement at regional, national or international level in;
- promoting equity and the humane qualities of care for people with mental illness
- reducing the negative discrimination of the mentally ill
- defending the rights of people with mental illness and promoting the application of ethical principles in psychiatric services.
The Prize consists of a diploma and a monetary award of 20'000 Swiss francs. The winner receives the Prize during an official ceremony which takes place under the auspices of the Patron's Committee and is accompanied by a press conference intended to publicize the work of the winner. A scientific or cultural event related to the goals of the Foundation may complete the presentation ceremony.
Date of next award: 2011
Nominations should be sent to Prof. Sartorius by 15 March 2011.
Guidelines concerning nominations
Nominations for the Prize can be made by individuals, associations or institutions. Self nominations (applications) will not be accepted.
Nominations should be accompanied by a typed application, in English or French. Applications should not exceed four pages of text. They should present the candidate individual, group or institution and describe how they have contributed to the achievement of the goals of the Foundation. The applications can be accompanied by up to three recommendations written by individuals familiar with the nominee's work. Applications should also contain full contact information.
Nominations should reach the Office of the Foundation no later than 15 March 2011. All nominations will be examined by a special jury appointed by the Board of the Foundation.
Please address all correspondence to:
Professor Norman Sartorius
President of the The Prize of the Geneva Foundation for Human Rights in Psychiatry
14, Chemin Colladon
CH 1209 Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: (+41 22) 788 23 31
Fax: (+41 22) 788 23 34