Society of Biological Psychiatry

69th Annual Scientific Convention & Meeting

May 8-10, 2014 (After 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 junior 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 2014 annual meeting
  • Waived registration to attend the 2014 meeting
  • Waived registration to attend the 2015 and 2016 annual meeting (no financial award)
  • An SOBP member mentor assigned to you 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, 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 or NIH Institute in the United States, Canada or Mexico may nominate up to three applicants for this award.

  2. Applicants should be no more than 10 years out from their terminal degree (MD or PhD) and does not have NIH or other funding at the K level or above.  An applicant can be an MD, PhD, resident, postdoctoral fellow or graduate student.   

  3. Applicants will be selected on the basis of past excellence and potential for professional growth in activities pertaining to academic biological psychiatry and clinical neuroscience.

  4. 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, applicants should submit a current curriculum vita and a one-page statement of career interests and objectives.
  3. Applicants 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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