Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) Connect Program, supported by AACAP's Campaign for America's Kids
(The availability of all awards is contingent on adequate funding.)
The ECP Connect Program offers the opportunity for up to 15 Regional Organizations of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ROCAPs) to sponsor educational and networking events for ECPs in their regions. This program aims to connect ECPs with their regional organizations; offer professional support; assist and encourage ECPs to find mentors outside of their training programs; and to reduce isolation of ECPs in their regions.
The program provides up to $2,000 for ROCAPs to hold an event or series of events for ECPs. The ECP Connect Program will disburse the grants to two cohorts of Regional Organizations.
All AACAP Regional Organizations are eligible to apply for the ECP Connect Program. Applications must be co-sponsored by an officer or assembly delegate and an ECP representative from the ROCAP. ROCAPS are eligible to receive one grant of up to $2,000 through this program.
The AACAP Early Career Psychiatrist Committee developed a Resource Guide with examples of ECP-targeted events. The Resource Guide provides examples of sample programs that ROCAPs might consider when developing ECP program proposals. ROCAPs are encouraged to customize programs to capitalize on their strengths and match the needs and interests of local ECPs.
An officer, assembly delegate, or ECP representative from each applying ROCAP must submit the proposal(s) through the online application. The applicant should provide a detailed budget and a letter of support from the supporting ROCAP.
ROCAPs will be responsible for submitting evaluation materials to the AACAP within two weeks of each event. Evaluation materials will include:
- Full roster and contact information;
- One-two page summary/report of the event;
- Survey results from ALL participants; and
- Final budget outlining all actual expenses.
The ECP Connect Program will not be offered in 2012.
For more information, contact the AACAP Department of Research, Training, and Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 966-7300, ext. 157.
AACAP reserves the right to waive liabilities.