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Travel Fellowship Awards - International Candidates

The training of a new generation of psychiatric academicians is a major objective of the Society of Biological Psychiatry.  Participation in professional meetings, where new information is exchanged and contacts are made, can have a critical impact on the career of a developing clinician-scientist. 

In recognition of the importance of academic exchange, the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) annually selects distinguished young scientists to be a part of our Travel Fellowship Award program.

Each travel fellowship award includes:

  • $1,500 to help defray the travel and living cost to attend the 2013 annual meeting
  • Waived registration to attend the 2013 meeting
  • An SOBP member mentor during the meeting
  • Opportunity to present a poster or oral abstract without an SOBP member sponsor
  • Waived registration to attend the 2014 and 2015 annual meeting (no financial award)
  • Recognition events in honor of the Travel Fellowship Award recipeints

To receive the travel fellowship award, you are expected to attend the entire meeting and be present for the recognition events.  Previous Travel Fellowship Award recipients are not eligible.

All travel award recipients will be matched with a meeting mentor and will participate in junior investigator activities throughout the meeting.

Although not required, the Society highly recommends that you submit an abstract for presentation at this meeting.  Click here to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation.  Oral or Poster abstract deadline is December 13, 2012.

To submit your application for the Society of Biological Psychiatry's Travel Fellowship Award, please complete the following form and upload the required documents.  Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2012.  Recipients will be announced by January 31, 2013.

Personal Information

First Name* *
Phone *
Middle Initial
Fax *
Last Name *
Degree *
Email *
Current Affiliation *
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy) *
Department *
Gender *
Mailing Address *
Suite, Floor, Bldg.

Award Category

State *
Category *
City *
Zip *
Country *

Professional Information

Latest Degree Year *
Year Residency or Fellowship Completed *
Latest Degree Awarding Institute *
Current Position *

From the information listed on your CV:

How many research grants have you secured? *
How many publications are you listed as the first author in peer-reviewed journals? *
How many honors and awards have you received? *

Sponsor Information

Sponsor Name (person who wrote your recommendation letter) *
Sponsor Email *
Sponsor Phone *


Statement of Career Interests and Objectives (one page) *
Letter of nomination by your Department or Program Chair *
Additional Letters of Support from Academic Mentors
CV *

Society of Biological Psychiatry Mentor/Mentee Program

The Society of Biological Psychiatry recognizes the importance of mentoring for your professional development. The mentoring program provides opportunities for early-career biological psychiatrists and neuroscientists to benefit from access to more experienced professionals while giving mentors the opportunity to contribute to the future of the neuroscience profession.  The goals of the mentoring program are:

  • To provide a structured mentoring network capable of assisting junior members in getting feedback on their work and ideas, defining career goals and plans, and supporting relevant education/skill development needs.
  • To provide an environment that fosters a sense of well-being, acceptance, and inclusion into the culture of SOBP and into the field of biological psychiatry by enhancing junior members’ access to more senior ones through mentorship activities.

The Society will match Travel Award recipients with Mentors based on the information you provide below.


Disorders of Interest *
Primary Specialization *
Primary Methods *
Secondary Specialization *
Mentee Interests (Hold down Ctrl key to select up to 5 choices) *
Provide up to five suggested names for mentors. If they are a Society member and will be attending the annual meeting, we will try to match you with this person. Otherwise, we will match you with another appropriate mentor.
Indicate the types of characteristics that you seek in a mentor. Please don't feel limited to these categories as we really would like to know what qualities or features of a mentor will be most valuable to you. The Education Committee will make every effort to connect you with a Mentor who meets the criteria you have requested. (Hold down Ctrl key to select up to 5 choices) *
Other information which may be helpful to matching you with a Mentor or Mentee: *