Other Psychiatric Awards

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

(For additional information and application instructions, visit 
http://www.abpn.com)

The ABPN Faculty Innovation in Education Award
This award is intended to support the development of innovative education and/or evaluation projects that promote effective residency/fellowship training or lifelong learning of practicing psychiatrists and neurologists. Up to two psychiatry and two neurology recipients are selected each year. The duration of the award will normally be for two years with a maximum amount of funding of $50,000 per year or $100,000 total.

 The ABPN Research Award
This award is intended to support research projects related to the mission of the ABPN, which is to develop and provide valid and reliable procedures for initial and continuing certification in psychiatry and neurology.  Up to two psychiatry and two neurology recipients are selected each year. The duration of the award will normally be for two years with a maximum amount of funding of $100,000 total.

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

(For additional information and application instructions, visit http://www.acnp.org/programs/awards.aspx)

Media Award
The ACNP Media Award was established in 2002 to honor a member of the print or electronic media who has made a major contribution to the education of the public about mental illness and substance abuse research and the positive impact of research on treatment. The award is intended to be an expression of appreciation from the College toward outstanding leaders in the media who provide complete, accurate, and unbiased information to our society about brain diseases. Furthermore, as a result of attending the ACNP Annual Meeting and interacting with members, the honoree will further develop his/her own knowledge of the field and will expand his/her network of expert contacts.

Daniel H. Efron Research Award
ACNP presents the Efron Award to an individual on the basis of outstanding basic/translational research contributions to neuropsychopharmacology. The contributions may be preclinical or work which emphasizes the interface between basic and clinical research. The selection of the awardee is based on the quality of the contribution, and its impact in advancing neuropsychopharmacology. The Efron Research Award consists of an expense paid trip to the ACNP Annual Meeting, a monetary award, and a plaque to be given at the ACNP Annual Meeting during the President’s Plenary. The Award winner must attend the Annual Meeting.

Joel Elkes Research Award
ACNP presents the Joel Elkes Research Award to a young scientist in recognition of an outstanding clinical/translational contribution to neuropsychopharmacology. The contribution may be based on a single discovery or a cumulative body of work. Of particular interest in selecting the awardee are contributions, which further our understanding of self-regulatory processes as they affect mental function and behavior in disease and well-being. The Joel Elkes Research Award consists of an expense paid trip to the ACNP Annual Meeting,, a monetary award, and a plaque to be given at the ACNP Annual Meeting during the President’s Plenary. The Award winner must attend the Annual Meeting.

American Academy of Child and Adolecent Psychiatry

(For more information and application instructions, visit: http://www.aacap.org/cs/awards)

AACAP Junior Investigator Award
This award supports innovative research by providing two child and adolescent psychiatry junior faculty (assistant professor level or equivalent) up to $30,000 a year for two years. The research may be basic or clinical in nature but must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of child and adolescent mental health disorders.

AACAP Pilot Research Award
Recipients of this award receive $15,000 each to conduct pilot research and submit a poster presentation on their research relating to child and adolescent mental health disorders.

AACAP Pilot Research Awards for Attention Disorders and/or Learning Disabilities
This provides two awards of $15,000 each for the recipient to conduct one year of research related to attention disorders and/or learning disabilities.

AACAP Quest for the Test Bipolar Disorder Pilot Research Award
This award provides $15,000 to conduct one year of pilot research. Proposed research projects should address questions concerning the pathology or diagnosis of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.

Association of Women Psychiatrists

For information about all of AWP's awards, including applications, please click here

Leah J. Dickstein, M.D., Award
The Leah J. Dickstein, M.D. Award recognizes a female medical student who best exemplifies the spirit of creativity, energy, and leadership that Dr. Dickstein herself epitomizes and seeks to foster in others. The recipient of the awards attends AWP's Annual Meeting (in conjunction with the American Psychiatric Association meeting).  The winner will receive a plaque honoring her achievements and also be invited to join the award committee for the following year and encouraged to participate in other AWP activities. The awardee will  receive $1000 to help defray the expenses of attending the meeting (with any remainder to be used at the awardee’s discretion). 

AWP Fellowship and Alexandra and Martin Symonds Foundation Fellowship
Each year, AWP selects two residents for its AWP Fellowship and the Alexandra and Martin Symonds Foundation Fellowship. Candidates are selected based on a demonstrated leadership potential, interest in and commitment to women’s health, community mental health service, and academic excellence.  The recipients receive a stipend to attend the AWP Meeting (held in conjunction with the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting).   

AWP International Fellowship
Offered in alternate years, the International Fellowship is dedicated to enhancing AWP’s commitment to improving women’s mental health, training and support of mental health providers, and the development and support of young women focused on the mental health needs of women across the globe. The Fellowship will support the travel of an international fellow who currently resides full time in a country outside of the US and is focused on mental health and psychiatric services.  This individual must be a practicing psychiatrist within 5 years of completion of training or in a psychiatry residency. 

 Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry

The Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) Fellowship is a program for outstanding residents and fellows given the opportunity to work in an informal setting with leaders in psychiatry. GAP Fellows become members of a working committee of GAP for four meetings over two years. Fellows contribute to the writing project(s) of their committees and have the potential to be named authors when the work is published. In addition to their committee responsibilities, the Fellows, working as a group, develop a plenary presentation on a topic of their choice, which is presented to the general GAP membership. This presentation may also result in a later publication or publications.

Applications must be submitted electronically by October 1. Further information may be obtained by clicking here or from:

Frances Roton Bell, Executive Director
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
E-mail: frda1@airmail.net

Office: 972-613-0985

American Psychiatric Association

Applications are now being accepted for the following APA research training awards and fellowships for residents, post- residency research fellows, and junior faculty. 

For complete details about each program including application guidelines and submission information, please visit http://www.psychiatry.org/research-awards-and-fellowships.

Psychiatric Research Fellowship is for physicians who have completed residency training and demonstrate significant research potential but have not had extensive research training. Two individual trainees will be selected.  A stipend of $45,000 will be paid to the trainee’s institution for disbursement to the trainee. Funded by Eli Lilly and Company.*

Schizophrenia Research Fellowship provides $45,000 salary support for one year to allow three fellows to devote more time on schizophrenia research. Eligible candidates must have an M.D. or D.O. degree and have completed residency training in general psychiatry or child psychiatry immediately prior to the fellowship start and is not already an established investigator.  Funded by Genentech, Inc.*

Early Academic Career Award on Schizophrenia Research supports the research of a junior faculty member with an interest in schizophrenia research. Awards will be made to three junior faculty who have completed a psychiatry residency, at least one year of a psychiatry research fellowship, and are seeking to become an independent research investigator.  The award provides $45,000 salary support for one year.  Funded by Genentech, Inc.*

Kempf Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological Psychiatry recognizes a senior researcher who has made a significant contribution to research on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia as both a researcher and a mentor.  $1,500 will be awarded to the senior researcher and $20,000 will be provided to support the research career development of a young research psychiatrist working in a mentor-trainee relationship with the award winner.

Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators provides guidance, mentorship, and encouragement to young investigators in the early phases of their training.  Held during the APA Annual Meeting, this all-day workshop provides junior investigators with an opportunity to obtain feedback about their past, present, and future research from mentors in a small group setting, as well as general information about career development and grantsmanship.   A $1,000 stipend will be provided to awardees to partially defray travel expenses.

Resident Research Award provides an honorarium of $1,500 to five psychiatry residents who submit the best, original, unpublished scientific paper.  In addition a $1,000 award is given to the residency program in which the resident was in training at the time the work was completed.  Funded by Eli Lilly and Company.*

Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars programis designed to encourage promising postgraduate (PGY-1, PGY-2 or PGY-3) psychiatry trainees to enter the field of psychiatric clinical and health services research. The one-year fellowship provides a stipend of $2,500 and also provides funding for travel to the APA Annual Meeting.   Funded by Janssen Pharmaceutica.*

For complete details about each program including application guidelines and submission information, please visit http://www.psychiatry.org/research-awards-and-fellowships.

For more information about the following fellowships, visit http://psychiatry.org/residents-medical-students/residents/fellowships 

APA/APAF Leadership Fellowship
The aim of the APA/APAF Leadership Fellowship is to develop leaders by providing opportunities for residents to engage, interact and participate in organized psychiatry at a national level and further develop their professional leadership skills, networks and psychiatric experience.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is designed to promote interest and a career in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Diversity Leadership Fellowship
The Diversity Leadership Fellowship is designed to develop leadership to improve the quality of mental health care for minority groups at risk and underrepresented in psychiatry.

Jeanne Spurlock Congressional Fellowship
The aim of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for a senior psychiatry resident with significant interest in child and/or minority mental health advocacy to work in a congressional office.

Public Psychiatry Fellowship
The aim of the Public Psychiatry Fellowship is to create the next generation of leaders in public psychiatry. This program creates opportunities for residents to engage in several mentorship sessions, conduct public psychiatry program site visits, and interact with thought leaders in the field of publicpsychiatry.

SAMHSA-Funded Minority Fellowship Program
The goal of the APA SAMHSA Minority Fellowship is to enhance the knowledge and capabilities of racial and ethnic minority psychiatry residents to teach, administer, conduct services research and provide culturally competent, evidence-based mental health services to minorities and underserved populations. Minorities and applicants interested in serving minority and/or underserved populations are encouraged to apply.

SAMHSA-Funded Substance Abuse Minority Fellowship Program
The goal of the APA SAMHSA Substance Abuse Minority Fellowship is to enhance the knowledge and capabilities of racial and ethnic minority psychiatry residents to teach,administer, conduct services research and provide culturally competent, evidence-based mental health and substance abuse services to minorities and underserved populations. Minorities and applicants interested in serving minority and/or underserved populations are encouraged to apply.

Psychiatric Research Fellowship
The fellowship provides funding for an early research career psychiatrist to design and conduct a health services/policy-related research study using national data housed at the APA. The fellow's research activities will be carried out under the supervision and guidance of a mentor at his/her institution in collaboration with his/her mentor(s) at the APA Division of Research.