American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA)

ANPA Career Development Award

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Same deadline as the submission of abstracts for the coming year

The ANPA Career Development Award is intended to recognize an advanced trainee in neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, or neuropsychology whose outstanding accomplishments during training offer promise of a successful career in neuropsychiatry and the clinical neurosciences.  The award is intended to facilitate mentorship and participation in ANPA for future leaders in the field.  One awardee will be selected each year if merited by the applicant pool.

AWARD: The award will support costs associated with participation in two consecutive ANPA annual meetings, establish an informal mentoring relationship between the awardee and an ANPA Fellow, and facilitate the awardee’s involvement in an ANPA committee or task force.  The awardee will receive reimbursement for travel to the annual meeting (least expensive, advance purchase, coach airfare; ground transportation to and from the meeting hotel), a standard room at the meeting hotel for the days in attendance at the meeting (not to exceed 5 nights); paid meeting registration; a per diem rate for days' meals that are not included in the meeting registration; one year's paid ANPA dues including a one-year subscription to the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences; a copy of the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Press, Inc, Textbook of Neuropsychiatry; appointment to an ANPA Committee or Task force; and assistance in establishing a mentoring relationship with an ANPA fellow.  The award will be presented at the annual meeting banquet.
The awardee must commit to attend the entire ANPA meeting, to participate in any new members/trainee activities at the annual meeting, to participate in an ANPA committee or task force during the award year, and to attend a meeting of the ANPA Advisory Council at the start of the ANPA meeting.

ELIGIBILITY: Trainees in psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, neurology, behavioral neurology, clinical psychology and neuropsychology are eligible.  Award preference will be given to applicants in the late stages of their training and preparing to enter a career in the clinical neurosciences. The applicant must provide evidence of outstanding accomplishment in neuropsychiatric or clinical neuroscience research, education, or service during his or her training.  Such evidence may include research or review publications, exceptional involvement in the neuropsychiatric education of junior residents or medical students, or superlative clinical service or community outreach to patients with neuropsychiatric conditions.  

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications should be accompanied by (1) a letter of nomination from the applicant’s training director and department chair, (2) the applicant’s curriculum vitae, and (3) a personal statement of up to 1,000 words describing the applicant’s clinical, research or educational interests; their vision for their career in neuropsychiatry, behavioral and cognitive neurology, or the neuropsychology; and how involvement and mentorship in ANPA will enhance their career. (4) Additional letters of support from one or more ANPA members will be accepted (optional)

Applications should be submitted by email to:

The award may not be given every year.  If the award is given, one Awardee will be selected by the ANPA Career Development Award Committee based solely on the applicant’s merits as presented in the application materials.  The decision of the Career Development Award Committee is final.  Selection of Awardees will be made by the beginning of January of the year of the Annual Meeting.

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