Schizophrenia Research Fellowship


The American Psychiatric Foundation is sponsoring the one-year Psychiatric Research Fellowship for three post-graduate psychiatry trainees specifically to focus on research and personal scholarship. Minimal time (less than 15%) will be devoted to teaching, patient care, consultation, or other duties. The protection of time for research should be assured by the department chairman. More information is available from:

American Psychiatric Association
Division of Diversity and Health Equity
1000 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901

It is recommended that applicants contact the APA Division of Diversity and Health Equity to obtain a copy of the printed announcement, which provides additional details before preparing their application. For information, please contact Marilyn King. Funding is provided by Genentech, Inc.


Individuals who have received their M.D. or D.O. degree and who have completed residency training in general psychiatry or child psychiatry immediately prior to the time the fellowship commences. The Fellowship is designed for residents who:

  • demonstrate significant research potential
  • are not already established investigators

The individuals must also be members of the APA and receiving their training in the U.S. or Canada. A stipend of $45,000 will be paid to each institution for disbursement to the fellow. The institution must agree not to deduct indirect costs or tuition payments, but may augment the stipend.


The selection committee will consist of members of APA's Council on Research. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Applicant's qualifications
  • Preceptor's qualifications
  • Quality of research training plan
  • Adequacy of institutional resources and facilities

Nomination/Application Requirements

Each chairman of a department of psychiatry is invited to nominate one outstanding eligible resident for fellowship. The chairman is requested to send a letter of recommendation providing details about the candidate's accomplishments and activities that justify the nomination, and the institutional resources available to support the applicant in his/her research training endeavors. Accompanying this should be a copy of the nominee's CV and a statement, not to exceed four pages, by the nominee describing: a) his/her career goals and b) the specific objectives for his/her research training fellowship and the specific plans for meeting those objectives. A statement by the candidate's preceptor is also required, and should describe 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.

An original and five collated copies of all materials are required.

Annual Deadline for Application:

Extended to November 17

Submit all materials to:

APF Schizophrenia Research Fellowship
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901

*This grant, fellowship or 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.