Funded Travel Awards

Congratulations to the 2015 WCPG Early Career Investigator Awardees

Bonnie Alberry, Canada Marina Mihaljevic, Serbia
Vernier Anttila, USA Eric Monson, USA
Janine Arloth, Germany Niamh O’Brien, UK
Zsofia Banlaki, Hungary Soren D. Ostergaard, Denmark
Cristina Bares, USA Ellen Ovenden, South Africa
Caroline Camilo, Brazil Roseann Peterson, USA
Qi Chen, Sweden Ying Qing, China
Megan Crow, USA Zoe Robaina, Cuba
Ibene Ekpor, Nigeria Diego Rovaris, Brazil
Sascha Fischer, Switzerland Lauren Seaman, USA
Laura Flatau, Germany Bhagyalakshmi Shankarappa, India
Umut Kirli, Turkey Fotis Tsetsos Greece
Prachi Kukshal, India Andrea Vereczkei, Hungary
Maren Lang, Germany Chenyao Wang, Japan
Tristram Lett, Germany Khethelo Xulu, South Africa
Elisabetta Maffioletti, Italy Jingjing Zhao, Ireland
Robert Maier, Australia

What is an Early Career Investigator?
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 is closed for 2015.
The Travel Award is meant to defray part of the costs incurred to attend the meeting.  Award funds range between $500 – $2,000 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.

Criteria
for Selection:
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 Toronto, Canada will be considered. Minority Early Career Investigators are encouraged to apply.