The American Psychiatric Association is sponsoring the one-year Psychiatric Research Fellowship, for two post-graduate psychiatry trainees specifically to focus on research and personal scholarship. Minimal time (less than 15%) will be devoted to teaching, patient care, consultation, or other duties. The protection of time for research should be assured by the department chairman. More information is available from the American Psychiatric Association, Division of Research, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1825, Arlington, VA 22209-3901; 1-800-852-1390. It is recommended that applicants contact the APA Research Training Programs office to obtain a copy of the printed announcement, which provides additional details before preparing their application. For information, please contact Ernesto Guerra. Funding is provided by Eli Lilly and Company.
Individuals who have received their M.D. or D.O. degree and who have completed residency training in general psychiatry or child psychiatry immediately prior to the time the fellowship commences. The Fellowship is designed for residents who:
- demonstrate significant research potential,
- have not had extensive research training prior to residency, and
- are not already established investigators.
The individuals must also be members of the APA and be citizens of the U.S. or Canada. A stipend of $45,000 will be paid to each institution for disbursement to the fellow. The institution must agree not to deduct indirect costs or tuition payments, but may augment the stipend.
The selection committee will consist of members of APA's Council on Research. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
- Applicant's qualifications
- Preceptor's qualifications
- Quality of research training plan
- Adequacy of institutional resources and facilities
Each chairman of a department of psychiatry is invited to nominate one outstanding eligible resident for fellowship. The chairman is requested to send a letter of recommendation providing details about the candidate's accomplishments and activities that justify the nomination, and the institutional resources available to support the applicant in his/her research training endeavors. Accompanying this should be a copy of the nominee's CV and a statement, not to exceed four pages, by the nominee describing: a) his/her career goals and b) the specific objectives for his/her research training fellowship and the specific plans for meeting those objectives. A statement by the candidate's preceptor is also required, and should describe the preceptor's accomplishments as both a researcher and mentor, and the specific responsibilities the preceptor would have regarding the applicant's research training program.
An original and five collated copies of all materials are required.
Annual Deadline for Application:
Postmarked by October 15
Submit all materials to:
APF Psychiatric Research Fellowship
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901