Research Colloquium for Junior Psychiatrist Investigators

Develop Your Research Career

Since 1996, the mission of the Research Colloquium for Junior Psychiatrist Investigators has been to promote the research career development for early career psychiatrists through mentoring and networking activities.

Senior research and statistic/methodological mentors work with our chairs, director and program manager to create a unique and immersive experience for Colloquim participants from the U.S. and Canada, and around the world.

The program includes a two-day event where participants meet with and receive guidance from top researchers and academics in the field; mentorship, information on research career development and grantsmanship, and networking with senior researchers; and pre- and post- event webinars on the program, research updates and career guidance.

Science is demanding. To make it as an investigator in basic science or translational areas, you need to love the area, think about it with excitement and live it, dream it, and not regard it as work."

Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

Two Program Tracks

Colloquium participants are assigned to one of two tracks based on their experience level and stage of research:

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Those in the early stages of developing areas of research interest, in need of guidance.

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Those with an area of interest, in need of help developing a K-award project for their research portfolio.

Five Research Areas

Colloquium participants and mentors are grouped in one of five research area based on their interest and experience:

 
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Alcohol, Pain, and Drug Abuse Research

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Clinical Psychobiology

 
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Health Disparities and Health Services

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Molecular, Translational, and Neuroscience Research

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Treatment from Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology to Neural Strategies

Two-Day Research Colloquium

On top of year-round mentorship, education and networking events, the program culminates around a two-day Colloquium event at the APA's Annual Meeting:

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Presentations on mentorship, work-life balance, career trajectory and development, grantsmanship and funding opportunities, and networking with senior research mentors.

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Small break out groups; research poster presentations with menor guidance and feedback; and a working lunch plenary with ADSP, NIAAA, BBRF, and NIH.

Funding

This research career development program is partially funded by an R-13 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Our other sponsoring and partnering organizations make this program possible thanks to their interest in helping advance psychiatric research and nurturing the minds of junior psychiatrist investigators.

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Spotlight

Colloquium participants have gone on to make great strides in the field of psychiatry as researchers, department chairs, faculty, and at leadership roles within government agencies, APA and other professional organizations.

Important Dates

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2019
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Applications Due by 11:59 p.m. EST

JAN
2020
8

Award Notification

The dedication and enthusiasm you bring to scientific questions and psychiatric research will help make a difference not only for you as a clinician-researcher but for psychiatric patients as well."

Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., CEO and Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association