Career Development Travel Awards

The ADAA Career Development Travel Awards are given to help early career professionals who have a research interest in anxiety disorders and depression, such as basic and clinical neurobiology, psychopharmacology, anxiety comorbidities, clinical psychology, genetics, neuroimaging, epidemiology, comparative effectiveness, multicultural issues, public health, as well as other areas. The awards also familiarize and engage aspiring professionals with the membership and work of the association.

  • We are pleased to announce a partnership between ADAA and the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety to support early career professionals. AKFSA will sponsor two Career Development Travel Awards focusing on social anxiety disorder.

Application deadline: November 7, 2014

Award Components

  • Winners must present a poster (not an oral presentation) at one of the New Research Poster sessions at the ADAA Annual Conference; all winners must be on-site.
  • Complimentary registration to the annual conference
  • $500 travel stipend
  • Pairing with a senior research mentor at the conference
  • Recognition at the Opening Session of the conference
  • Recognition at their poster session and on the ADAA website
  • Consideration to present abstract at the annual meeting of either ACNP or ABCT (Note: ABCT accepts up to three ADAA award winners to attend its conference; ACNP has no limit.)

Award Criteria

Qualifying candidates may be any of the following:

  • Students in training for postgraduate degrees (MD, PhD, MPH, MSW, PsyD)
  • PhD-level researchers or clinicians who have received doctorates or completed a post-doctoral fellowship within the past three years
  • Physician scientists or clinicians who have completed their residency or research fellowship (whichever occurred last) within the past three years
  • MSW, MPH, or other related degree holders who have conducted research about or related to anxiety disorders within the past three years

Candidates must be the senior author on the poster abstract submitted.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have received this award, you are not eligible to apply again. Please see our other awards.

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be judged on the following points:

  • Quality, extent, and multidisciplinary nature of  research
  • Evidence of interest and commitment to field of anxiety disorders and depression
  • Personal statement of future career in this area
  • Interest in becoming involved with ADAA

Application Instructions

Deadline: November 7, 2014
Incomplete applications will be rejected.

  • Follow the instructions for the Career Development Travel Awards to submit your abstract, application, and curriculum vitae online.
  • You must be the senior author on the poster abstract. 
  • You may submit only one poster abstract and application for a Career Development Trainee Award.
  • Submit your abstract only once under Awards, not as a poster abstract. Once submitted as an award, it will also be reviewed for a poster session.
  • Have one letter of recommendation from a mentor, supervisor, department chair, or advisor mailed directly to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Attn: Awards, 8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite 412, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or faxed to 240-485-1035; or e-mailed as a pdf.

Contact ADAA for more information.