Application Process

Laughlin Fellowship Nomination Procedure

Each separately accredited sponsoring institution may submit only one nomination. 

The nominee must be a current PGY-3, PGY-4 or PGY-5 resident in general psychiatry OR a Fellow in child, addiction, forensic, geriatric, or psychosomatic psychiatry as of August 15, 2019. Psychiatry trainees in  other fellowship programs (including, but not limited to) sleep medicine, women’s mental health/reproductive psychiatry, pain, hospice and palliative care are also eligible. 

The College provides a stipend to Laughlin Fellows to cover travel and hotel expenses to one Annual Meeting.

Note:  Candidates may be nominated for either the PRITE or Laughlin Fellowship, not both in the same year. Those selected as a PRITE or Laughlin Fellow may not apply for the other fellowship in future years.

The nomination deadline is August 15, 2019.  Nominations received after that date, even though postmarked earlier, cannot be accepted.

To provide you with a better understanding of how the candidates are scored, here is the Scoring Rubric used to score candidates.  Scoring Rubric

Compile Nomination Packet

  • nomination form
  • personal statement of no more than 750 words, double-spaced, which discusses the candidate's interests, long-range career goals in psychiatry and most import achievements to date.
  • a complete curriculum vitae from the nominee
  • one letter of nomination no more than two pages single-spaced from the current residency training program director or the current designee, indicating the reasons why this individual should be selected as a Laughlin Fellow (only one letter of nomination will be considered by the selection committee.)  
  • Potential fellows will be considered on demonstrating leadership and unique qualities, clinical excellence, dedication to teaching, community service and research and scholarly attainment.

    Click here for a sample nomination letter.

Mail Nomination Packet 

Please send one complete package to:

Chair, Laughlin Fellowship Selection Committee
The American College of Psychiatrists
111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 1440
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312.938.8840
no faxes, please

Or e-mail all documents in pdf format to
Be sure to indicate "LAUGHLIN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION" in the subject line.

Applicants will be notified no later than November 1, 2019.


2020:  August 15, 2019