Congratulations to the 2013 Early Career Investigator Travel Awardees
|Hilary Akpudo, United States||Dharmendra Goswami, United States|
|Branko Aleksic, Japan||Leon Hubbard, United Kingdom|
|Anna Alkelai, Israel||Andrew Jaffe, United States|
|Ali Bacanli, Turkey||Alison Merikangas, Ireland|
|Melinda Bence, Hungary||Nageraj Moily, India|
|Rebecca Birnbaum, United States||Daniel Moreno-De-Luca, United States|
|David Brohawn, United States||Adeniran Okewole, Nigeria|
|Christie Burton, Canada||Emily Olfson, United States|
|Marco Calabrò, Italy||Irene Pappa, Netherlands|
|Tania Carrillo Roa, Germany||Vinita Prasad, United States|
|David Chen, United States||Markus Reitt, Germany|
|Min-Chih Cheng, Taiwan||Raffaele Salfi, Italy|
|Enrico Cocchi, Italy||Ajeet Singh, Australia|
|Lea Davis, United States||Julia Steinberg, United Kingdom|
|Nese Direk, Netherlands||Jana Strohmaier, Germany|
|Kamal Gandotra, United States||Te-Tien Ting, Taiwan|
|Isabele Giori, Brazil||Kimm van Hulzen, Netherlands|
What is an Early Career Investigator (ECIP)?
An early career investigator is an individual who is an undergraduate student, graduate student, medical student, post-doctoral student, or less than five years out of a doctoral program in a field relevant to psychiatric genetics.
- FUNDED TRAVEL AWARDS
The Travel Award is meant to defray part of the costs incurred to attend the meeting. The award money is expected to range between $600 – $2000, USD, depending on the actual costs of the travel involved. Travel Awardees are entitled to register at the student rate. Funded Travel Awardees will be Rapporteurs for oral sessions of the World Congress. Rapporteurs will summarize assigned sessions and the completed set of reports will be published in an appropriate journal as one combined manuscript with all rapporteurs listed as co-authors. Additionally, one senior researcher will serve as a mentor to one or two early career investigators. The mentor and investigator will have an opportunity to establish contact prior to the meeting. At the meeting, a formal gathering for both will be scheduled.
- ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDS
The Program Committee will select oral and poster finalists from abstracts submitted by an early career investigator. The authors will have an opportunity to compete for one of three Oral Presentation Awards or Poster Presentation Awards. A panel of referees will visit the posters or attend the oral presentations of selected awardees and choose the winners at the 2013 World Congress.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
In order to be part of the program, applicants will be evaluated based on the following:
• Quality of submitted abstract
• Personal Statement
• Letter of support by your immediate supervisor
Travel awards will be considered by all the above plus need for funds, distance from Boston will be considered. Minority Early Career Investigators are encouraged to apply.