Society of Biological Psychiatry

70th Annual Scientific Convention & Meeting

May 14-16, 2015 (Before the APA Meeting)

Toronto, Canada



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 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:

  • $2,000 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 or Graduate Study Department outside of USA in the IBRO countries can nominate up to three applicants. 
  2. Eligible applicants are students, residents, fellows and faculty members who are less than 10 years from completing their terminal degree or residency program.
  3. Publications not required.
  4. Past SOBP travel awardees may not apply again.
  5. Although not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation at the annual meeting.  
  6. Recipients of travel fellowship awards are expected to attend the entire meeting and be present for the recognition events. 
  1. A letter of nomination by the Department or Program Chair is required.
  2. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vita and a one-page statement of career interests and objectives and describing how attendance at the SOBP meeting will facilitate achieving their goals.
  3. Applicants should indicate (and list funding sources) if they have other grants or sponsorship to support travel to scientific meetings.
  4. The award will be presented by the President of the Society at the 70th Annual Meeting in Toronto on May 15, 2015.
  5. Successful applicants must confirm that will attend the meeting within 1 week of notification of selection. 
  6. All application materials must be submitted on-line.   Deadline to submit online is on or before October 10, 2014  
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