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 to support schizophrenia research and personal scholarship for one year.

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.

Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars
A one-year mentoring and career enrichment program in which awardees will receive $2,500 to assist in their research career development. Travel support to the APA Annual Meeting is also provided.


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.

SUNSHINE ACT NOTICE: The symbol indicates that this grant, fellowship or award is supported by a pharmaceutical company that is required to publicly report any money provided to the physician, whether as stipend, meals, travel or otherwise in support of this grant, fellowship or award on a public database through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Reporting is legally required only if the physician has completed their four year residency in psychiatry. However, some of the sponsoring companies may report any physician payments regardless of the stage of their career.

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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