The training of a new generation of psychiatric academicians is a major objective of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP). SOBP annually selects distinguished Early Career Investigators from North American institutions to be a part of the Travel Fellowship Award program. Individuals from any university, department or institute in the US, Canada or Mexico, who meet the following criteria, may submit an application for an Early Career Investigator ÔÇô Domestic Travel Award: Applicant must be within ten (10) years of completing their terminal research degree or within ten years of completing their medical residency at the time of application. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis when the applicant provides a compelling reason for prolonged trajectory toward start of scientific career. Requests for consideration to waive the 10-year rule may be uploaded with application. Academic faculty with rank higher than ÔÇ£Assistant ProfessorÔÇØ (or equivalent) are not eligible to apply. Applicants who have established independent funding such as R-type awards may be deemed too senior for the Early Career Investigator-Domestic awards. All applicants must complete the on-line application. The following should be attached to the application: A letter of nomination by the Department or Program Chair or faculty mentor. A NIH biosketch (preferred) or short curriculum vita not to exceed 6 pages. A one-page statement of career interests and objectives describing how attendance at the SOBP meeting will facilitate achieving the applicant's goals. Follow the fellowship web page to get further details about the application process and materials (especially the deadlines and application links). More information shall be published when the application period is open/active.
a graduate student or a postgraduate student