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Call for Applications: Travel Awards

NIMH MD/PhD Student Conference in Conjunction with the 3rd Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting

Applications Open: May 1, 2015
Application Deadline: July 15th, 2015 (Deadline Extended)

The 3rd Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 30th-November 1st, 2015

The 3rd Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 30th-November 1st, 2015

MD/PhD Student Conference: October 29th, 2015, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a networking event.

  • Short talks by travel awardees.
  • Presentation by Tom Insel, MD, Director, NIMH.
  • Research Presentations by NIMH-funded physician-scientists.
  • Presentation on NIMH funding opportunities for MD/PhDs–during graduate education, during research residency, and beyond—with Q&A session on funding opportunities and research residencies.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Current G1 and G2 MD/PhD students interested in clinical neuroscience

Application Process

  • Your application must include:
    • Your NIH biosketch .
    • A description of your research interests and commitment to a career in clinical neuroscience (not to exceed 1 page).
    • A signed letter of recommendation from the director of your MD/PhD program.
  • Combine all application materials into a single PDF document. Name the file using the following format: Last Name_G1 or G2_Mentor’s last name_Institution (e.g. Brown_G1_Varmus_Columbia).
  • Submission deadline: June 30, 2015.
  • Email your PDF application to Include your name, contact information (institution, address, email, phone number), your year (G1 or G2) in your program, and mentor’s name in the body of the email.
  • Travel award recipients will be informed no later than August 1, 2015.

Award Includes:

  • An invitation to the MD/PhD student conference where awardees will meet with NIMH leadership, investigators and clinical fellows to learn about and discuss cutting-edge, NIMH-supported research.
  • An opportunity to present a short talk (5-8 minutes) about your research.
  • Registration paid to attend the following Molecular Psychiatry meeting, if you choose to attend.
  • Travel to San Francisco and hotel accommodations for 1-3 nights, depending on whether you choose to attend the Molecular Psychiatry meeting.

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