Early Career Addiction Psychiatrist Award

Early Career Addiction Psychiatrist Award will be awarded at the 25th Annual Meeting and Symposium on December 4-7, 2014 at the Turnberry Isle Hotel Miami in Aventura, Florida. The award will be presented based on the quality of original research in the field of substance use disorders conducted by the applicant and the demonstrated commitment of the applicant to the field of Addiction Psychiatry. The recipient of the award will present their work during the Paper Session at the Annual Meeting. Attending and presenting at the 25th Annual Meeting and Symposium in Aventura, FL is required. Travel and lodging expenses will be covered, and the meeting registration fee will be waived.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Submissions accepted beginning: May 1, 2014

Deadline for submissions: September 2014


The applicant must be one of the following and have completed the majority of his or her research during the time they were a resident/fellow:

  • A general psychiatry resident
  • A PGY-5 or higher Addiction Psychiatry resident (fellow) in an ACGME-accredited Addiction Psychiatry subspecialty program
  • An early career psychiatrist who has either completed a psychiatry residency (within 5 years of residency or Addiction Fellowship completion) or completed an ACGME-accredited Addiction Psychiatry residency (fellowship).
  • Applications will not be accepted from undergraduate students (i.e., Bachelors or pregraduate students)
Please submit the following materials by email to: isabel@aaap.org by September 2014:
  1. A statement of career goals
  2. A description of the context of the research, e.g., rationale for selecting the topic, role of mentors
  3. A current Curriculum Vitae

AAAP will begin contacting applicants in early October to announce the award recipients. 

Reimbursements for travel and lodging will be provided AFTER the annual meeting.  Awardee must retain all original copies of receipts and submit those with his/her Travel Expense Report for reimbursement not to exceed $1200. Completed, signed forms with original receipts should all be mailed directly to the AAAP National Office after December 9, 2014

For questions, please contact the AAAP National Office at (401) 524-3076 or email isabel@aaap.org