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
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
- 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 NIMH_Training@mail.nih.gov. 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.
- 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.
Direct questions to: NIMH_Training@mail.nih.gov.