APA Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

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


  • Funding to attend two APA Annual Meetings
  • Funding to attend two APA September Components Meetings, including the full-day All Fellows’ Orientation

Number of Awards

Five per year, pending funding


  • Receive mentorship from child and adolescent psychiatrists and leaders in the field.
  • Attend scientific sessions at the APA Annual Meeting and learn the latest developments in research and treatments for children and adolescents with mental disorders.
  • Participate on an assigned APA council where organizational decisions are made.
  • Gain an understanding of APA Governance through service on an APA council.
  • Have access to a lifetime network of APA members interested in the care and well-being of children and adolescents.
  • Establish relationships and peer-mentorship with a diverse group of residents and fellows with similar career interests and goals.


Two consecutive years

Program Term

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018

Eligibility at Time of Matriculation

  • APA member
  • At least a PGY-2 in an accredited U.S. or Canadian psychiatry residency program
  • Need not be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or a graduate of a U.S. medical school

Participation in more than one APA fellowship simultaneously is not permitted.

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-page personal statement explaining how the fellowship will impact the applicant’s career
  • Three letters of recommendation from psychiatrists, including one letter from the applicant’s training director or department chair addressing the trainee’s potential contribution to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry
Application Deadline
  • January 30, 2016

All application documents must be uploaded to the online application form.

Award Notification


Program Requirements

Recipients must commit throughout the duration of the fellowship to:

  • Maintain APA membership and good standing in one’s residency program.
  • Attend the APA Annual Meeting and all fellowship-related activities.
  • Contribute to the work of an APA Council (in-person meetings, conference calls, email discussions and Council work groups).
  • Participate in the All Fellows’ Orientation during the APA September Components Meeting.
  • Join a minimum of 75% of regular fellowship teleconferences.
  • Schedule mid-year and year-end evaluations with Fellowship Program Director and Manager.
  • Contribute items for the All Fellows’ e-newsletter and/or submit a post to the APA blog.
  • Submit a year-end report outlining one’s fellowship experiences.
  • Propose a scientific session for the APA Annual Meeting with guidance from an assigned mentor.

Program Manager

Alison Bondurant
(703) 907-8639

Applicants are required to email the program manager after submitting the online application to verify receipt.


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