Research Training and Career Distinction Awards

APA administers an array of awards for residents and early and senior career psychiatrists in support and recognition of psychiatric research careers to help ensure the continued scientific advancement of the field.

Research Training


For Residents and Fellows


Psychiatric Research Fellowship 

$45,000 stipend per year to design and conduct a health services/policy-related research study as part of a two-year fellowship.

Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators
Travel support for participation in a day-long workshop at the APA Annual Meeting which provides guidance, mentorship and feedback to young investigators in the early phases of their training by mentors who are tops in their field. 

For Early Career Psychiatrists


Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators
Travel support for participation in a day-long workshop at the APA Annual Meeting which provides guidance, mentorship and feedback to young investigators in the early phases of their training by mentors who are tops in their field.


Other Research Training Opportunities


Click here for information on research fellowship programs that are administered by leading university departments of psychiatry and teaching hospitals.

Recognition Awards for Distinction in Research


Award for Research in Psychiatry
Recognizes a single distinguished and impactful contribution, body of work, or lifetime contribution in the field of psychiatry.

Health Services Research Award
The Early Career Award, established in 1998, recognizes the best paper published in the past year by an early career psychiatrist. The Senior Scholar Award recognizes sustained research accomplishments in the area of mental health.

Kempf Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological Psychiatry
$1,500 prize for a senior researcher for significant contribution to research on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia as both a researcher and a mentor. The award also provides $20,000 for a young research psychiatrist working in a mentor-trainee relationship with the senior award winner on further research in this field.

Research Mentorship Award
Honors a faculty mentor who has fostered the pursuit of student research within his/her university department. Jointly sponsored with the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry.
 

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