Early Career Investigator Program (ECIP)

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.

ECIP Opportunities:

    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.


    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.


In order to be part of the program, applicants will be evaluated based on the following:
• Quality of submitted abstract
• CV
• 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.