The APF is sponsoring two one-year fellowships, each known as the APF M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatric Research Fellowship, to support post-graduate psychiatry trainees with research experience, specifically to focus on research and personal scholarship. Two individual trainees will be selected. 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. For more information and to receive the printed announcement with additional details, please call 1-800-852-1390 or e-mail. Funding is provided by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
Individuals who have received their M.D. or D.O. and a Ph.D. degree and who have completed residency training in general psychiatry or child psychiatry immediately prior to the time the fellowship commences (funding to the winners will be provided after the APA annual meeting in May for fellowships starting in July). The Fellowship is designed for a resident who:
- has demonstrated significant research potential,
- has had research training (i.e. as part of their work towards their Ph.D.), and
- is not already an established investigator.
The individual must also be a member of the APA. Stipends of $45,000 each will be paid to the institution for disbursement to each fellow. The institution must agree not to deduct indirect costs or tuition payments, but may augment the stipend. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Applications will not be accepted from previous winners of APA administered fellowships or awards. This rule will not apply to persons who have been selected for the Resident Research Award or NIH funded fellowships and research training experiences.
Applications are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
- Applicant's qualifications
- Preceptor's qualifictations
- Quality of research training plan
- Adequacy of institutional resources and facilities
The selection committee will consist of three to five members of the APA Council on Research or a subcomponent thereof.
Each chairman of a Department of Psychiatry is invited to nominate one outstanding 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 which describes the preceptor’s accomplishments as both a researcher and mentor as well as a description of the specific responsibilities that preceptor would have with regard to the applicant’s research training program. Documents should be single-sided and single-spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font.
An original and five collated copies of all materials are required.
All applications must be postmarked by October 15. Award made based on availability of funding.
Submit All Materials To:
American Psychiatric Association
Attn.: Ernesto A. Guerra
1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901