Society of Biological Psychiatry

69th Annual Scientific Convention & Meeting

May 8-10, 2014 (AFTER the APA Meeting)

New York, NY



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 from less-developed and less well-funded countries of the five IBRO (Africa, Asian/Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Western Europe) who would benefit from attending the annual meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry.  This program will provide exposure of the fellowship recipients to the best science the Society has to offer and facilitate the professional contacts that may yield enduring, collaborative and collegial relationships. 

Each travel fellowship award includes:

  • $1,500 to help defray the travel and living cost to attend the 2014 annual meeting
  • Waived registration to attend the 2015 and 2016 annual meeting (no financial award)
  • An SOBP member mentor during the meeting
  • Opportunity to present a poster or oral abstract without an SOBP member sponsor
  • Recognition events in honor of the Travel Fellowship Award recipeints
To receive the travel award, applicants are expected to attend the entire meeting, be present for the recognition events, are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation, and participate in the mentor/mentee program for young investigators.  These awards are supported by the Society of Biological Psychiatry and Elsevier, publisher of the Society's journal, Biological Psychiatry.
  1. Each University Department may nominate up to three candidates for this award.
  2. A trainee is a person in a training position and not a fulltime permanent position. 
  3. Candidates should be students, residents, fellows and faculty members who are less than 10 years from completing their terminal degree or residency program.
  4. Candidates will be selected on the basis of past excellence and potential for professional growth in activities pertaining to academic biological psychiatry and clinical neuroscience.
  5. Commitment to attend the meeting must be made within 1 week of notification of selection.  If notification is not received, the next highest ranking candidate will be selected.
  1. A letter of nomination by the Department or Program Chair is required.
  2. In addition, trainees should submit a current curriculum vita and a one-page statement of career interests and objectives.
  3. Trainees should indicate if they are supported by other grants or sponsorship for travel.
  4. Additional letters of support from academic mentors are welcomed.
  5. The successful recipient will be limited to one award during his/her training.
  6. The award will be presented by the President of the Society at the 69th Annual Meeting in New York, NY on May 9, 2014.
  7. All applications must be submitted on-line.   Deadline is November 30, 2013. 
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