Application Process

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.  The Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will award these fellowships.   The application package consists of the following materials:

  • Application Cover Sheet
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Overview of applicant’s current research – This document must use the following format:
    • Typed, double-spaced
    • 1-inch margins on a side
    • Times Roman 12-point font
    • Limit to 6 pages
  • Abstract for a poster display
  • Recommendation from applicant’s  department chair or mentor

Applicants must submit the materials listed above as one PDF file in the abstract submission process for Rapid Communciation or Poster Presentation.   Information must be submitted online.


SELECTION PROCESS.  All applicants will be reviewed by a Selection Committee consisting of David Kupfer, MD, Valentim Gentil, MD, Guy Goodwin, MD, Mauricio Tohen, MD, and Eduard Vieta, MD.

AWARD NOTIFICATIONS.  Applicants selected for awards will be notified via email no later than January 17, 2013.  (NOTE:  Awardees requiring visas to enter the United States to attend the conference are advised to begin the visa process in their home country immediately upon receiving their award notification.)

INQUIRIES.  Questions regarding this fellowship should be directed to