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AACAP Physician Scientist Program in Substance Abuse K12 Award

Revised August 2015

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2015
Letter of Intent: November 1, 2015          

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is requesting applications for the AACAP Physician Scientist Program in Substance Abuse K12 award funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The grant provides up to five years of salary support, research support, and mentored addiction research training for qualified child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs) who intend to establish careers as independent investigators in mental health and addiction research.

Eligible applicants may have an MD or DO degree and must complete CAP fellowship training on or before June 30, 2016. Relevant areas of drug abuse research include prevention, early intervention or treatment-related to drug abuse and/or HIV risk reduction; epidemiology, etiology; genetics, gene-environment interactions; pharmacogenetics; pathophysiology; services research; special populations or health disparities; and imaging studies. Other areas of research will also be considered if the feasibility, significance, and relevance to addiction research are clearly articulated and supported in the application.

Applicants may not have served as the principal investigator (PI) on an NIH research project or equivalent non-PHS peer-reviewed research grant exceeding $100,000 in direct costs per year. Additional details regarding eligibility requirements and instructions for preparing and submitting applications can be found in the RFP online. For additional information please contact the AACAP K12 Program Administrator, Carmen J. Head, MPH, CHES, AACAP Director of Research, Training, and Education (research@aacap.org).

For more information, please see the full RFP here.

This page was last updated August 2015

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