Fellowships, Awards and Competitions

APA Resident Recognition Awards 

Deadline to nominate is February 28. The APA Resident Recognition Awards will be presented annually to a psychiatric resident or fellow from each department or institution.  Departments are eligible to nominate one APA resident-fellow member who exemplify one or more APA values.

APA Fellowship in Public Psychiatry

Deadline December 12. This 2-year fellowship provides experiences that will contribute to the professional development of residents who will play future leadership roles within the public sector psychiatry and heighten awareness of the public psychiatry activities and career opportunities.

APA Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Deadline December 12. Designed to promote interest among general psychiatry residents in pursuing careers in child and adolescent psychiatry. Fellows will learn about new clinical research, successful treatments for children and adolescents with mental disorders, and many other issues associated with child and adolescent mental health.

APA Minority Fellowships

Deadline January 31. These fellowships endeavors to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in mental health and substance abuse care by providing specialized training to psychiatry residents and medical students interested in serving minority communities.

American Psychiatric Leadership Fellowship 

Deadline December 12. The American Psychiatric Leadership Fellowship is the oldest and most prestigious fellowship program in the APA. The two-year fellowship offers psychiatric residents, with exceptional leadership potential, many different experiences that prepare them for leadership roles. Only the Chair of the Department or the Director of the Training Program can nominate.

Jeanne Spurlock, M.D. Congressional Fellowship 

Thisfellowship provides all psychiatry residents, fellows and early career psychiatrists an opportunity to work in a congressional office on federal health policy, particularly policy related to child and/or minority issues.

Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators

Deadline Nov 15. The colloquium is provides guidance, mentorship and encouragement to young investigators in the early phases of their training.

APA/Lilly Resident Research Award

Deadline December 2. This award is for to five psychiatry residents who submit the best, original, unpublished scientific paper in psychiatry.

APA/Lilly Psychiatric Research Fellowship

This fellowship sponsors two post-graduate psychiatry trainees specifically to focus on research and personal scholarship.

Kempf Fund for Development Research in Psychobiological Psychiatry

Deadline October 14. The award provides a grant for the research development career of a young investigator based on excellence in research in the field of schizophrenia.

Chief Resident Leadership Conference 

A full day of leadership sessions to help incoming chief residents enhance their self-awareness and learn skills to both be a clinician and leader. Held in conjunction with the APA Annual Meeting.

Resident Poster Competition at the APA Annual Meeting

Best poster from each of the 4 categories: (1) Community Service, (2) Patient Oriented & Epidemiology, (3) Curriculum Development and Education and (4) Psychosocial and Biomedical Research

MIND GAMES Residency Competition 

APA’s national residency team competition. This competition is intended to be a fun, educational activity that challenges the residents on patient care and medical knowledge.

Fellowships and Awards from Other Organizations

Listing of fellowships, travel grants and awards for residents and fellows from other psychiatry organizations.