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.

Funded Awards:

The Award is meant to defray part of the costs incurred to attend the meeting.  ECIP Awardees will receive waived registration for 2021 and a travel stipend to the 2022 WCPG if it is held in-person.  One senior researcher will serve as a mentor during the WCPG to an early career investigator. The mentor and investigator will have an opportunity to establish contact prior to the meeting. At the meeting, a virtual experience for both will be scheduled.  Awards are given based on merit and need. 

*Submissions related to substance abuse are encouraged.

If you have received a funded travel award within the last four meetings (Years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), you are not eligible to receive a travel award in 2021

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 judges will visit the posters or attend the oral presentations of the selected awardees and winners will be announced at the closing remarks. Individuals will have the opportunity to elect to be considered for an Oral/Poster Presentation Award during the oral/poster abstract submission process.