Don Quixote Award

Don Quixote Award


The American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry is accepting applications for the 2022 Don Quixote Award to be presented during our annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 21, 2022.

ASHP fosters multidisciplinary collaborations in mental health treatment with a particular focus on Latino Populations. Members are psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and other mental health workers.

Don Quixote has been thought of 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 Psychiatrists appears not only desirable but just, and representative of the highest aspirations and motivations of our society.


  • Plaque
  • 3-year membership

Video recording of the presentation on the ASHP website

Submission deadline:

January 31st, 2022

Notification of acceptance to present in New Orleans:

March 30th, 2022

Selection process:

The awardee will be selected based on the following aspects:

  • Scientific merit
  • Method and design
  • Inclusion of cultural aspects
  • Quality of presentation1
  • Time management

The final selection will be during the annual meeting

Eligible to apply:

  • Medical students
  • Psychiatry residents and fellows
  • Doctorate students
  • Junior faculty and early career psychiatrists
  • Students of other mental health disciplines (i.e. Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers)
  • Must be Hispanic/Latino or work with Hispanic/Latino populations
  • Work from various authors must identify one applicant


  • One-page biographical sketch
  • Updated CV
  • Title of research project
  • Abstract (composed of 3 parts)
  • 3 learning objectives
  • Narrative of maximum 500 words
  • 3 bibliographic references


  • Molecular, Translational, and Neuroscience Research
  • Clinical Psychobiology
  • Treatment including Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy, and Neural Strategies
  • Alcohol, Pain, and Drug Abuse Research
  • Health Disparities and Health Services Research
  • Innovative Community Programs to improve Hispanic/Latino Mental Health.

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2019 Winners:

Monica L. Vega, MD (Winner)

Francisca Vargas-Ramierz, MD (Finalist)

Yovan Gonzalez, MSN, FNP-BC (Finalist)

Fernando Espi, MD (Finalist)