During the third edition of IConS in 2008, SCARF (India) provided a platform for the young and dynamic researchers early in their career to showcase their abilities to communicate their research endeavours in the field of mental health. This Young Researcher Award (YRA) has been a popular platform for many young researchers to present their research to an International audience of renowned researchers.

IConS- X in 2022 is hosting the YRA. The Submission for the Award has the Written and the Oral Presentation components. The Written submissions will be evaluated to identify the best papers. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work in person at the conference.The oral presentation will be assessed independently by a different set of judges. The judges’ decision will be final and binding.

The YRA includes a Certificate and a Cash award. The YRA will be issued only in the name of the person presenting at the Conference. Hence it is recommended that the person competing for the award makes the presentation. Certificates of participation in the YRA will be issued to other applicants who did the Oral presentations.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant should be

  • The first author of the submitted paper.
  • Less than 35 years in age – proof of age needs to be submitted (scanned copy of a government identification) as a file named Researcher LastName_YRA2022_ID.
  • The principal researcher involved in the submitted work.
  • Present a brief list of past research work and publications in a document named Researcher Last Name_YRA 2022-CV ( mention “None” if no work done)
  • A Registered Delegate at the Conference.

The submission must be

Original research not previously published (fully or partly).

Written following the Instructions for Authors advised by the Indian Journal of Psychiatry.

Apply Online

Full paper, Age proof and the YRA Application form (available at the IConS website)must be completed and submitted on line by 5 pm (IST) August 15, 2022. The full paper file must be named Researcher Lastname_YRA2022_Paper. The link for Online submission is link:

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