Don Quixote Award



Call for Applications 

The American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry is accepting applications for the 2023 Don Quixote Award to be presented during our annual meeting in San Francisco, California on May 19-20, 2023.

Early-career Hispanic/Latinx investigators are invited to submit an abstract to present at the conference. Twelve
applicants will be given a travel award to give an oral presentation and will receive a stipend ($1000) to assist with travel
and lodging. Those applicants not selected for an oral presentation will be invited to present their work as a poster, but a
stipend will not be provided. All participants in the meeting will be able to attend all mentoring sessions, which include
lunch tables, a grant writing workshop, a poster session and 1:1 meetings with their assigned mentor.


This award will be presented to the best oral presentation by an early-career HL investigator. Don Quixote has been thought as a prototype of idealism, goodwill, magnanimity and justice. For these reasons Don Quixote deserves to be celebrated; and assigning its name to a prime award conferred by the American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry is not only desirable but just, and representative of the highest aspirations and motivations of our society. Award will include a plaque and a 3-year membership to the ASHP.

Abstract Submission deadline: April 1st, 2023
Notification of acceptance to present in San Francisco: April 8th, 2023

Eligible to apply: All applicants should be Hispanic/Latinx students, post-docs or recently hired faculty members (within 5 years of faculty appointment). Applicants from all mental health fields are eligible (psychiatry, psychology, social work, neuroscience, and related fields). Abstract should include original data.

Application Submission

To submit your application, please send via email to the following files:

  1. Updated CV,
  2. one page file describing candidates background and career goals
  3. Abstract file. The abstract file should include the following information
  • Name
  • Degree
  • Academic Position
  • Institutional Affiliation
  • Mailing Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip
  • Telephone
  • Email Address
  • Title of Paper/Presentation
  • Authors

The abstract should include the following 4 sections and should have less than 300 words. Original data is required.

(a) Background

(b) Method

(c) Results

(d) Conclusion

In the event that you are NOT selected for the travel stipend, would you still like to be considered for a poster presentation? YES ( ) NO ( )


American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry (ASHP) Organizing Committee

Dr. Fructuoso Irigoyen, MD

Dr. Juan Gallego, MD

Dr. Ruby C. Castilla-Puentes, MD

Dr. Bernardo Ng, MD

Dr. Pamela Montano, MD

Critical Research Issues in Latinx Mental Health (CRI-LMH) Steering Committee

Juan A. Gallego, MD, MS

Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, MD, PhD

Javier Escobar, MD, MSc

Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD

Alex Interian, PhD

Carmela Alcántara, PhD

Daniel Jimenez, PhD

Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS

Gustavo A. Angarita, MD

Tatiana Falcone, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP

Download PDF HERE: Call For Applications



2019 Winners:

Monica L. Vega, MD (Winner)

Francisca Vargas-Ramierz, MD (Finalist)

Yovan Gonzalez, MSN, FNP-BC (Finalist)

Fernando Espi, MD (Finalist)