September 14, 2006
Program for Minority Research Training in Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
Institute for Research and Education
Program for Minority Research Training In Psychiatry (PMRTP)
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED: 12/01/2006
The Program for Minority Research Training In Psychiatry (PMRTP) is designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority men and women in the field of psychiatric research. Research training offers the opportunity to engage in scientific investigation across the full array of disciplines, from basic neuroscience, genetics, and pharmacology to the cognitive behavioral, and social sciences, clinical psychiatry, and mental health services research. Research exposure can help students and trainees develop sound skills for clinical assessment and treatment planning.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: Support from Program for Minority Research Training In Psychiatry (PMRTP) falls into three categories: stipends, travel, and tuition and fees. Stipends are based on the trainee's years of relevant experience and the length of the research training experience. For current full-year equivalents contact the sponsor. Previous full-year equivalents were $20,772 for medical students, $45,048 to $46,992 for residents and up to $51,036 for post-residency fellows. Stipends for shorter periods of time are prorated. Trainees can not receive funds from another federal source at the same time; however, stipends may be augmented through nonfederal sources. Travel funds are available on a limited basis for full-time trainees and "mini-fellows" to travel to the APA annual meeting or to the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology meeting. Limited tuition assistance is available for full-time trainees to attend specific courses that are required as part of their training.
APPLICANT INFORMATION: The program provides funding for short and long-term training opportunities at three levels: Medical School, Residency and Post-residency. National competitions also enable qualified "mini-fellows" to attend research-oriented meetings of psychiatric organizations. Preference in selection is given to underrepresented minorities such as American Indians, Blacks/African-Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, or other ethnic or racial group members found to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research. The PMRTP is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and is administered by the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education. The deadlines for training under the PMRTP depend on the trainee's level of training and the length of proposed training. Residents seeking a year or more of training and post- resident fellows should apply by December 1. Interviews will be required of all post-residency applicants and may be required of residents. Medical students and residents seeking less than one year of training should apply three months before the proposed training is to begin. Summer medical students who will start their training by June 30 should apply by April 1. Deadlines for "mini-fellows" vary and are specified when a competition is announced. Trainees who are interested in applying are encouraged to contact the PMRTP office to receive the criteria for selection and the application materials appropriate to their level of education.
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