The AACAP Junior Investigator Award, supported by AACAP and Industry Sponsors, offers an award of up to $30,000 a year for two years for one child and adolescent psychiatry early career faculty (assistant professor level or equivalent). The program is intended to facilitate innovative research. The research may be basic or clinical in nature but must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of child and adolescent mental health disorders. Recipients are required to submit a poster presentation on his or her research for AACAP's 70th Annual Meeting in New York, New York, October 23-28, 2023. Applicants must be board eligible or certified in child and adolescent psychiatry. Applicants must have a doctoral level degree and be in a faculty or independent research position. Applicants with a K award are eligible to apply, though priority will be given to applicants who do not have current federal research funding. Applicants must have an on-site mentor who has had experience in the type of research that is being proposed that will normally include work with children and adolescents. Funding is for two years; up to $30,000 per year. Funding for the second year will be based on a review of progress made. Project budget (should include travel for up to five days to attend AACAPs Annual Meeting in 2023), mentor letter, applicant cv, career Development Plan (no more than 2 pages in length) which illustrates how the award will assist the applicant in reaching their goal of becoming an independent researcher. Mentor CV or NIH Biosketch. List of Other Current Grant Support for Applicant. List of Other Current Grant Support for Mentor. Research Proposal - Should be no less than 8 pages and no more than 12 pages in length, single spaced, no less than 12 pt. font and 1" margins. For more comprehensive and specific details on the application process and funding guidelines, please head to the scholarship site.
Low Amount Awarded
a graduate student
Citizenship requirements: US
Must not be attending high school currently
Must be affiliated with
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry