Early Career Investigator Program (ECIP)

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. The 2015 ECIP application process has closed.               

  • 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 $500 – $2000 USD depending on the actual costs of the travel involved.  Travel Awardees are entitled to register at the student rate. 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 ECIP Committee will select oral and poster finalists from abstracts submitted by early career investigators.  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 2015 World Congress.