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April 1 2023
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AACAP Pilot Research Award for Learning Disabilities for Child Psychiatry Residents and Junior Faculty


The AACAP Pilot Research Award for Learning Disabilities, supported by AACAPs Elaine Schlosser Lewis Fund, offers $15,000 for child and adolescent psychiatry fellows and early career faculty who have an interest in beginning a career in child and adolescent psychiatry research. By providing up to two awards to a child and adolescent psychiatry early career faculty member or fellow for pilot research on psychiatric conditions that involve learning dysfunction, we support a young investigator at a critical stage, encouraging a future career in child and adolescent psychiatry research. Candidates must be board eligible/certified in child and adolescent psychiatry or enrolled in a child psychiatry residency or fellowship program. Candidates must have a faculty appointment in an accredited medical school or be in a fully accredited child and adolescent psychiatry clinical research or training program. Candidates must not have any previous significant, individual research funding in the field of child and adolescent mental health. These include the following: NIMH/NIH Funding (Small Grants, R-01) or similar foundation or industry research funding. Candidates who have received or are currently receiving "T32" funding support are eligible to apply. Candidates must either be AACAP members or have a membership application pending (not paid by the award) and agree to submit a poster presentation on his or her research for AACAPs 69th Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 17-22, 2022. A proposal, no more than seven pages (single spaced, no less than 12 pt. font and 1" margins), including four pages of research protocol, a one-page detailed project timeline, a one-page budget and justification, and one page addressing the inclusion or exclusion of women and minorities. A letter of support from section chief or department chair. A letter of support from the proposed mentor. Candidate's current curriculum vitae. Mentors curriculum vitae. Letter detailing any current research funding (role on project, title, type of project, and source of funds). (Human and Animal Subjects must be verified at time of award and do not need to be included with the application.) The award recipient is encouraged to work with a child and adolescent psychiatric investigator with expertise in his or her particular area of interest. For more comprehensive and specific details on the application process and funding guidelines, please head to the scholarship site.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkMust be affiliated with American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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What you'll need:

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Scholarship Contact
Tel: 202-966-7300
Fax: 202-464-0131 Address 3617 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016