Research Awards

Society of Biological Psychiatry Travel Fellowship Award
This competitive award pays for travel to the Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting, held immediately before the annual APA meeting and in the same city.
Eligibility: PGY3-5
Timeline: applications are due in November for the meeting in May
More information: Society for Biological Psychiatry

APA/Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars Program
The program will focus on clinical and health services research in all areas of psychiatry. Persons selected to participate in the Janssen Scholars Program will have travel support to attend the APA annual meeting for two years and also up to $2,500 to conduct a small research project under the guidance of a mentor.
Eligibility: PGY1-3
Timeline: applications are due in January for the meeting in May
More information: APA website or e-mail Ernesto Guerra

Pittsburgh/Stanford Research Career Development Institute
The aims of the Institute are to offer a broad-based group of young investigators an increased general knowledge of what a research career involves in academic psychiatry; to provide an update on new methods of psychiatric research; to discuss strategies for shortening the time interval between the end of the research training period and receipt of the first extramural grant support; and to foster relationships with established investigators who could work over the long term as mentors or consultants and with other developing investigators in order to facilitate peer support and collaborative research.
Eligibility: PGY4+
Timeline: applications are due in January for the April meeting
More information: Career Development Institute for Psychiatry

NIMH Outstanding Resident Award
This award is intended to honor PGY2 psychiatric residents with outstanding academic potential. One nomination per program. Factors to be considered include CV and brief description by nominee of interest in a career in academic psychiatry and/or clinical research. All award recipients will give a 10-15 minute talk about their research.
Eligibility: PGY2
Timeline: applications are due in May for the October award program
More information: NIMH website
NIH Loan Repayment Program
More information: National Institutes of Health

ACNP/Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals Fellowship Awards for Minorities
Sanofi-Aventis has provided an educational grant to the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) to encourage the development of young scientists from minority populations. Fellows attend the presitigious annual ACNP meeting in December, as well as invitations to the following annual meetings.
Eligibility: any PGY1; must be U.S. or permanent resident
Timeline: applications are due in April with June notification for December meeting
More information: ACNP website