Psychiatric Research Fellowship

Funded by Eli Lilly and Company

Sunshine Act Notice:

This award is supported by a pharmaceutical company that is required to publicly report any money provided to the physician, whether as stipend, meals, travel or otherwise in support of this grant, fellowship or award on a public database through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Reporting is legally required only if the physician has completed their four year residency in psychiatry. However, some of the sponsoring companies may report any physician payments regardless of the stage of their career.


This fellowship provides funding for a post-graduate psychiatry trainee, under the supervision and guidance of his/her mentor, to design and conduct a research study on a major research topic.

Award Amount


Number of Awards

Two (2)

Trainees with an M.D. or D.O. degree who:
  • Are receiving training in the U.S. or Canada
  • Have completed residency training in general psychiatry or child psychiatry immediately prior to the time the fellowship commences
  • Are members of the APA
  • Demonstrate significant research potential
  • Have not had extensive research training prior to residency
  • Are not already established investigators

Application Requirements
  • Only one resident per residency program may be nominated
  • Nominations are accepted only from the chairperson of a department of psychiatry and must include:
    1. Letter of recommendation detailing:
      • —Candidate's accomplishments
      • —Institutional resources available to support the applicant in his/her research endeavors should the award fund be insufficient to cover both the resident’s salary and related research expenses
    2. Nominee’s CV
    3. Statement by the nominee, ≤ 4 pages, describing:
      • Career goals
      • Specific objectives for his/her research training fellowship and the specific plans for meeting those objectives
    4. Statement by the candidate's preceptor describing the preceptor's accomplishments as both a researcher and mentor, and the specific responsibilities the preceptor would have regarding the applicant's research training program
Where to Apply


By mail: Psychiatric Research Fellowship
ATTN: Alison Bondurant
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901

Deadline Extended!

November 17, 2015

Award Notification

Early December (dependent upon funding availability)

Award Presentation

A certificate will be presented to the awardees in person during the Early Career Breakfast held at the APA Annual Meeting in May

  • $45,000 stipend award will be paid to each institution for disbursement to the fellow.
  • The fellow’s institution must agree not to deduct indirect costs or tuition payments (but may augment the stipend).
  • The department chair will be asked to assure that time will be allocated for the fellow to conduct research with less than 15% of the mentee’s time being spent on teaching, consultation, or other duties.
  • Because the award funding may only cover the fellow’s salary and not provide funds for the conduct of the research, the fellow may have to rely on research funding being provided by the mentor's own research grant. The mentor will be asked to guarantee that support will be provided to the candidate through the shared use of data from the mentor's research grant.


Alison Bondurant at 703-907-8639 or

Applicants are encouraged to call Ms. Bondurant before the deadline to confirm receipt of application material.

2014 Award Winners

Andrea L. Crowell, MD, Emory University School of Medicine

Daphne Voineskos, MD, University of Toronto