The Travel Award application deadline is Thursday, 3 December 2015. The program is intended to sponsor individuals who have through their research, teaching or clinical activities demonstrated professional and scientific interest in the field of schizophrenia research. Candidates must indicate their interest in schizophrenia research and, if possible, provide evidence of continuing and future involvement and activity in the field.
Individuals must be graduate students, residents, fellows, or new/young faculty members who have completed their last training within 5 years. Candidates who are members of an ethnic minority group underrepresented in biomedical science areas are strongly encouraged to apply.
Awardees are required to submit a poster or oral presentation abstract. It is the belief of the Society that the opportunity to attend its biennial scientific meeting will stimulate the interest of young scientists in schizophrenia research by affording them the opportunity to attend an outstanding scientific program in clinical and basic research. The program will also allow awardees the opportunity to become aware of the most recent, and often unpublished, advances in schizophrenia research, meet internationally distinguished researchers and clinicians, and interact with world authorities working on the frontier of this field.
Each award will include:
- A SIRS member mentor for the meeting
- A portion of hotel and/or travel to the meeting site from country of origin
A committee of senior investigators will select the awardees based on the following application materials required:
- A short statement about applicant’s career goals
- Curriculum Vitae
- Supporting letter from that applicant’s Director of Training or Departmental Chair AND proof of Student/Post-Doc status
Accepted Awardees will be notified by mid to late December 2016.