The David B. Feinsilver Award

The David B. Feinsilver Award

The David B. Feinsilver Award: A scholarship to fund travel expenses to the ISPS Congress

David B. Feinsilver, M.D. was a long-time staff member at the Chestnut Lodge Hospital in Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A, where he chaired its Symposium Committee. A former president of ISPS, the chair of its 1994 meeting in Washington, and the founder of ISPS-US, he established a fund before he died after a long illness.  This fund grants a scholarship to fund travel expenses to each ISPS International congress, for the best research or clinical paper on the psychotherapeutic treatment of the severely disturbed.

noel hunter

Noel Hunter

Winner of the 2017 Award

Noel Hunter is a Clinical Psychologist from New York, currently in her postdoctoral training year. The awards committee received a large number of high quality applications this year, and voted in favour of supporting a young professional who has contributed a great deal to ISPS-US over the years.  Noel  will be presenting her work on first-person perspectives on psychotherapy for extreme states at the 20th International Congress of the ISPS in Liverpool.

Applications for the 2019 Award

The deadline for applying for this grant will be announced nearer the time. Applications can only be accepted from people whose abstract has been accepted for the ISPS 2019 conference who cannot afford to attend the congress without financial support. ISPS 2019 - the 21st Conference of the ISPS - will take place in the Netherlands. 

For further information about the David B. Feinsilver Award please email 

Past winners:

-Pankaj Suneja, India (2015)

-Renana Elran, Israel (2013)

-Debra Lampshire, New Zealand (2011)

-Ishita Sanyal, Kolkata, India (2009)

-Konstantia Zgantzouri, Crete, Greece (2006)

For futher information e-mail

Contributions to the David Feinsilver fund may be sent to the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region: CFNCR - Feinsilver Fund: 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 340; Washington, DC 20036.


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