AACAP Educational Outreach Program for General Psychiatry Residents (former Travel Grant Program)
* The award is discretionary and subject to funding availability.
Application Deadline: July 7, 2023
The EOP provides the opportunity for general psychiatry residents to receive a formal overview to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, establish child and adolescent psychiatrists as mentors and experience the 70th AACAP Annual Meeting, October 23 - 28, 2023. Participants will be exposed to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, including research opportunities, access to mentors, and various networking opportunities. Participation in this program provides a reimbursable post-meeting award stipend of up to $1000.
(NOTE: The availability of these benefits is contingent upon receipt of adequate funding.)
- A post-meeting payment of up to $1000 to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting
- Participation in various AACAP Annual Meeting events for residents, including a mentorship program, academic/networking sessions, an awards breakfast and focus groups.
- Applicants must be general psychiatry residents at the time of AACAP/CACAP’s 2022 Annual Meeting.
- Participants must be currently enrolled in a residency program in the United States; residents in their first, second or third year of general psychiatry training are eligible.
- Triple Boarders at the PGY1 – PGY3 level are also eligible.
- Participants must either be members of AACAP or have a membership application pending at the time of application.
- Participants must attend all Annual Meeting events specified by AACAP and are required to sign up as an Annual Meeting monitor.
- While past Educational Outreach Program recipients are eligible to apply, priority will be given to first time applicants.
- Use the online awards system to complete your application and to upload:
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Personal statement articulating a compelling reason for wanting to attend the Annual Meeting;
- In about 500 words (preferably no more than one page), share a clear description of why you wish to attend the Annual Meeting, and how it will be beneficial to your professional development and career goals. Please include how you plan to navigate the meeting; the program schedule, which will be available June 15, allows you to search programming via date, session type or committee sponsored sessions. If you are presenting, please provide a brief description of your role, title and program event type, including with whom you are presenting, if applicable. Additionally, if you have attended the meeting previously, indicate how this opportunity allows you to build on past experience. Lastly, include why it is important to attend the meeting this year.
- Your Residency Program Director must also upload a completed form indicating good standing from your training program, along with a letter of support; the applicant enters the program director contact information in the online application, and clicks the button to send a notification to the Program Director. [Note: If you are just starting your program in July 2023 and the program director of your residency program is not sufficiently familiar with your work to provide a recommendation, have the program director or faculty for your medical school program complete a letter of support.]
- The letter should indicate how long the faculty member or mentor has known the applicant and in what capacity. In describing the candidate, it would be helpful for the letter to address the applicant’s training, qualifications, accomplishments, interest in the child and adolescent psychiatry specialty, motivation for this award, and the potential benefits of the candidate attending the Annual Meeting, as appropriate.
- Please see complete detailed instructions on the online awards system by clicking on the application link below.
The completed application and attachments must be submitted by July 7, 2023.
Administrative Review - Applications will be vetted for completeness. The candidate must be eligible and have submitted application materials in accordance with the requirements. Incomplete applications will not be assigned for further review.
Selection Committee - Completed applications will undergo a review process by selection committee, which consists of AACAP’s Training and Education Committee, as well as AALI member volunteers. The panel will read applications and rate the following:
- Significance of the Statement of interest and justification for wanting to attend the annual meeting.
- Candidate’s accomplishments as shared in their CV.
- Letter of Recommendation in support of the candidate’s selection for the meeting, including key information on how the candidate has performed in their training program(s) and future potential.
The panel convenes to finalize the selection of the candidates. Selections factor candidate scores, along with representation considering ethnicity, institutional and geographic diversity and distribution.
Generally a large number of application submissions make the selection highly competitive. Given the limited funding, only one/two individuals per institution are selected.
For more information contact the AACAP Department of Research, Workforce and Grants at 202-587-9663, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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