Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowships and Awards

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

This site contains a list of AACAP resident and early career psychiatrist awards. Learn More

Brown University Child Mental Health T32

The Research Training Program in Child Mental Health prepares post-residency psychiatrists, postdoctoral psychologists, and behavioral scientists to conduct independent research in the area of child mental health as full-time University faculty members. The Program is a 2-year fellowship in which research fellows train under the guidance of experienced mentors. It includes didactic work, participation in ongoing funded projects, and independent research. A central characteristic of the Program is its diversity. Participating faculty have expertise in normal development, psychopathology, psychophysiology and public health. This diversity allows for four broad areas of research training: 1) developmental processes and risk factors (emphasis on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in risk contexts); 2) pediatric psychology/psychiatry including HIV, obesity, asthma; 3) biological basis of biobehavioral regulation including genetics, chronobiology, and neuroimaging; and 4) childhood mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders. Learn More

Case Western Reserve University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

This 2-year fellowship program is dedicated to the training of motivated and well-educated child and adolescent psychiatrists who will graduate with a comprehensive understanding of human development, of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, and of the evidence-based treatment modalities for those psychiatric disorders. The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is energized and always expanding. New faculty have been added in each of the last 5 years, and programs available to treat patients and train fellows are always increasing. This fellowship is fully accredited. The total number of fellows has increased from 6 to 8 in recent years (4 fellows per year), and a Post-Pediatric Portal program (1 of only 4 in the country) has been added to train pediatricians in child psychiatry. In addition, the Division was awarded a large grant to provide a state-of-the-art inpatient unit. The inpatient unit, at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, opened in April 2008. This unit provides clinical excellence for their patients and is a leader in the local community for access to emergency psychiatric services for children and adolescents. Full time social work staff now provide 24 hour, 7 days a week emergency psychiatric support for children and adolescents in the emergency room and in several surrounding hospitals. At this time, the division has 17 faculty child psychiatrists and psychologists and more than 20 associated clinical faculty. The teaching provided by our experienced faculty, both full-time and at training sites outside of the hospital, reinforces the knowledge provided during the five hours a week of didactics. The Division also benefits from a large research team that is responsible for running research protocols. Fellows are integrated to the research division of the department, learning valuable evidence based medicine assessment, writing and research skills. Training is enhanced by the variety of clinical experiences provided in the extensive school based and community programs available in Cleveland. In addition to the new psychiatric inpatient unit at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, fellows see outpatients in our newly remodeled clinic and have rotations at a community mental health center, at juvenile court, with pediatric neurology, at a residential treatment center for chemically dependent adolescents, and in 3 different school settings. Learn More

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center

The child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center trains psychiatrists to understand; relate to, and treat the complex emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and teens. The faculty and staff at Zucker Hillside are committed to addressing this shortfall through the development of exceptional clinicians in this field. Our program provides a comprehensive exposure to the major theoretical, assessment, methodological, and treatment approaches in the field through our renowned didactic series and our unparalleled clinical opportunities with the greatest possible diversity of patients. Fellows learn to conduct and coordinate comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and treatment of children, adolescents, and families as medical specialists who are proficient in a wide range of diagnostic assessments and therapeutic interventions, including expressive, supportive, individual, family, group, milieu, analytic, behavioral, cognitive, and pharmacologic therapies. Learn More

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Translational Research in Child Psychiatric Disorders

NIMH funded postdoctoral training fellowships are available to child psychiatrists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and psychologists to conduct translational research in childhood psychiatric disorders, which includes basic science developments leading to treatments and examining the bridge between treatments developed in the lab setting to community settings. Trainees are expected to conduct research in areas that could range from studying animal models of neurodevelopmental conditions to conducting clinical trials and studying implementation and dissemination of evidence based treatments in the community. The training program is designed to impart the training and skills necessary for submitting a competitive career development (K) award. The emphasis on translational research necessitates interdisciplinary input into each trainee’s education and strong programmatic oversight to ensure that each trainee has the cognitive and technological tools required for success in their present and future research endeavors. The program welcomes applicants interested in focusing on understudied populations including racial/ethnic minorities or persons with disabilities. Trainees will be mentored in core domains of translational research in child psychiatry including: (1) the NIMH Research Domain Criteria, (2) translational neuroscience, (3) biostatistics, 4) research design, management, and ethics, 5) scientific writing, 6) oral presentation, and 7) grant preparation. The T32 Training program is led by a group of internationally recognized researchers with strong records in basic neuroscience, neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, epidemiology, and clinical trials research including psychological and psychopharmacological interventions and prevention research. Learn More

Columbia University Medical Center Fellowship in Child Psychiatry

NIMH funded postdoctoral training fellowships are available to child psychiatrists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and psychologists to conduct translational research in childhood psychiatric disorders, which includes basic science developments leading to treatments and examining the bridge between treatments developed in the lab setting to community settings. Trainees are expected to conduct research in areas that could range from studying animal models of neurodevelopmental conditions to conducting clinical trials and studying implementation and dissemination of evidence based treatments in the community. The training program is designed to impart the training and skills necessary for submitting a competitive career development (K) award. The emphasis on translational research necessitates interdisciplinary input into each trainee’s education and strong programmatic oversight to ensure that each trainee has the cognitive and technological tools required for success in their present and future research endeavors. The program welcomes applicants interested in focusing on understudied populations including racial/ethnic minorities or persons with disabilities. Learn More

UCLA Cousins Center Post-Graduate Fellowships in Psychiatry and the Neurosciences

Clinical and research fellowships are offered. Subject areas include: Child mental health intervention research; dementia and behavioral neuroscience research; degenerative diseases; drug abuse research; substance abuse fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry; fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry; HIV-AIDS fellowship; neuroendocrinology of reproduction; neuroengineering training program; postdoctoral training program in neurobehavioral genetics; postdoctoral fellowships in psychosis ; training program in cellular neurobiology; training program in neural repair; and training program in neuroimaging. Learn More

University of Colorado Denver Developmental Psychobiology Postdoctoral Research Training Program

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver is offering a postdoctoral research training program to train M.D.s and Ph.D.s for research careers in developmental psychobiology, with special emphasis on the development of maladaptive behavior. The Department of Psychiatry has a long history of involvement in developmental research. Within the Department, there is presently a multidisciplinary group of investigators, the Developmental Psychobiology Research Group (or DPRG). All of these researchers have a productive career involvement as independent investigators of developmental research techniques, some of which are technologically unique, and utilize a comparative approach to the problem of understanding development. Subject populations have ranged from humans through nonhuman primates to neuronal and glial cell cultures. Members of this group serve as the faculty for this research training program. Because of its setting, problems with clinical relevance are continually in the forefront. A 2-year training program is offered which includes a Core Curriculum with formal coursework to be completed by all trainees and individual research in one or more faculty laboratories. The Core Curriculum of the training program consists of seminar participation, coursework, and an introduction to all Training Faculty and their research. The trainees completing this program will be well-versed in the basic concepts of developmental psychobiology and in a variety of research techniques. In addition, they will have completed an independent research project in at least one laboratory. Learn More

University of Michigan Health System Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship program at The University of Michigan is a fully accredited 2-year program that accepts 6 fellows each year. During the 2 years of training, child psychiatry fellows spend 6 months covering the inpatient unit and consultation services and 18 months in our outpatient clinics located at the Depression Center and Ambulatory Psychiatry facility, in the Rachel Upjohn Building. This stunning building, which opened in October 2006, is the first among the National Network of Depression Centers and combines clinical expertise, cutting edge research, and innovative teaching for a new generation of leaders in child and adolescent psychiatry. Learn More

University of North Carolina T32 Postgraduate Research Training

This program provides a variety of opportunities including: mentored research training in specific methods, disorders, and underlying pathogenetic mechanisms; courses, seminars, and lectures that integrate the study of clinical disorders, normal developmental processes, mechanisms of disease, and research methods; and clinical experiences to complement previous levels of clinical knowledge and skills. Over a 2-year period, fellows will participate in integrated training in biological and behavioral research in neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, fragile X syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Turner syndrome, VeloCardioFacial Syndrome, and Neurofibromatosis) while studying clinical and basic science areas (e.g., genetics, cell biology and physiology, pharmacology, allied health sciences, neurology, biochemistry, psychology, and psychiatry). The stipend for the training grant positions follows NIH guidelines depending on experience. Learn More

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Clinical Research Training in Child Mental Health

The IMPACT (Innovative Methods in Pathogenesis and Child Treatment) program is based at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, one of the most vibrant and successful departments of psychiatry and medical centers in the United States. This 2-year, NIMH-funded training program matches creative and energetic post-doctoral (MD or PhD) individuals in mental-health related disciplines with faculty members who provide mentorship across an array of approaches and methods, including genetics and fMRI, clinical trials, and services research that encompasses the range of major child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. In addition, we provide resources for travel, coursework, and pilot research. Learn More

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry Clinical Fellowships

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry offers fellowships in 5 areas: Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship; Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship; Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship; and Public Psychiatry Fellowship. Learn More

Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry Fellowships

The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry currently offers specialty training opportunities through 3 ACGME-approved fellowship programs: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship; Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship; and Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship. Learn More

William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellows Grant

Award recipients receive up to $175,000 (including direct costs and indirect costs of 7.5%) for the total duration of the fellowship. Fellowships may range between 6 months and 2 years and must amount to a minimum of one-half year at the fellowship site(s) over the duration of the project. (Thus, the minimum duration is full-time for 6 months at the Fellowship site.) Support is restricted to researchers seeking to work in policy or practice settings, or policymakers and practitioners seeking to work in research settings. We are interested in research with the potential to improve the lives of young people between the ages of 5 and 25. Learn More

William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Scholars Grant

The William T. Grant Scholars Program is a career development award designed to enable promising early-career researchers to expand their expertise. This is a highly prestigious award and early-career scholars often seek it as their first choice. Research grants fund research projects. Four to 6 William T. Grant Scholars are selected each year, and each receives $350,000 distributed over a 5-year period. Investigators at all nonprofit institutions, both in the United States and abroad, are eligible. Applicants must be within 7 years of receiving their doctoral degrees or completion of their first medical residencies. Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. We are interested in research with the potential to improve the lives of young people between the ages of 5 and 25. Learn More

William T. Grant Foundation Research Awards

This grants program supports theory-building and empirical research projects on reducing inequality or understanding the use of research evidence. The primary research questions must focus on children or youth within the 5 to 25 age range. Research grants typically range from $100,000 to $600,000 and cover 2 to 3 years of support. Learn More

Yale University Harris Fellowship in Child Development & Early Childhood Education

The fellowship represents a unique partnership between a well-established model early childhood education program and a clinical department of child psychiatry with a special focus on early childhood. The fellowship blends educational and clinical perspectives on working with young children. In contrast to other more traditional early childhood education training programs, this initiative is not simply a "placement" in 2 training institutions in which the trainee spends an allotted amount of time in specified activities or a few hours a day in a classroom. The Calvin Hill training model involves the trainee in every aspect of the early childhood curriculum; trainees truly become a part of the day to day life of the program. They work side-by-side with the master teachers and are an integral part of the teaching team. They learn the responsibility of providing a creative and interesting environment and curriculum for young children and are part of a community in which teachers and families work together. Similarly, the Child Study Center model emphasizes direct supervision by senior clinicians who work in community programs as well as with individual children. Learn More

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