Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators

May 15, 2016 - Atlanta, Ga.



This program is presented by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in conjunction with the workgroup in research training. The purpose of the Research Colloquium is to provide guidance, mentorship and encouragement to young investigators in the early phases of their training. Junior investigators will have an opportunity to obtain feedback about their past, present, and future research work from mentors who are leaders in their field in a small group setting. The researcher can also get guidance as well as general information about career development and grantsmanship. Candidates whose research interests are similar to those listed below are encouraged to apply.

In 2016, the full-day workshop on May 15, 2016 at the APA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, will focus on the following three research areas:
  • Molecular, Translational, and Neuroscience Research
  • Clinical Psychobiology
  • Treatment from Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy to Neural Strategies

A $1,000 stipend will be provided to partially cover travel expenses

  • Psychiatrists who are senior residents, fellows, or junior faculty
  • Participants should hold a medical degree or be a member of the APA; or be eligible to become members of the APA.
  • Must be receiving their training in U.S. or Canada
  • Should have interest and potential in developing a research career in the above research areas.
  • Investigators conducting minority health and health disparities research in these subject areas are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Past participants in the Research Colloquium are not eligible to apply.
  • Those with individual federal research awards (e.g., R-01 Awards) are not eligible.
Application Requirements:
The application packet should include:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed application form
  • Two-page statement describing current and proposed research projects.
  • 500 word abstract of a study in progress or completed. If accepted to attend the Colloquium, this abstract should be used for the poster session. (Click on blue text to download abstract form)
  • 250 word statement by the nominee describing how attendance at the Colloquium will further his/her career goals. If accepted, participants will be asked to give an oral and poster presentation of their study.
  • Sponsor's letter of recommendation, either from the nominee's research mentor or other faculty member, describing the nominee's potential as a researcher and his/her potential to benefit from the colloquium.

Application Deadline Extended: November 30, 2015


Early February

Where to Apply:


By mail: Research Colloquium
Attention: Sejal Patel
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209


Sejal Patel at 703-907-8579 or

Supported by the American Psychiatric Foundation.