The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists welcomes deserving medical students, residents, fellows, and early career psychiatrists to apply for one or more of our annual conference awards.

Deadline to submit an application is on midnight (Pacific time) Monday, August 31, 2020.

All awards are designed to encourage young medical professionals to join us at the AAAP Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium by defraying the cost of attending. The awards are tailored for specific stages of an applicant’s medical education or early career. Please review the award criteria carefully before applying. Applications must be completed in full by the established deadline in order to be considered.

Note: Due to increasing demands for support, individuals who previously received AAAP travel awards are not eligible to apply.

AAAP John Renner Award

This award is given to medical students, residents, and fellows who are interested in learning about substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Winners will be awarded 1 year of free registration to the annual meeting as well as 2 years of complimentary AAAP membership.

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Regional Conference Award

This award is given to US and Canadian residents and fellows who have an interest in Addiction Psychiatry and demonstrates leadership in the field. Applicants must be enrolled in an ACGME psychiatry residency program and must provide evidence of support from their Program Director. In addition, winners of this award are given the honor of designing and hosting an educational activity in their area of interest after the annual meeting. Educational activities must be defined when completing the award application. Winners will be awarded 1 year of free registration to the annual meeting, 1 year of complimentary AAAP membership, and a $300 stipend towards the design and execution of their educational activity (stipulations apply).

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International Conference Award

This award is given to international residents and fellows who have an interest in Addiction Psychiatry and demonstrate leadership in the field. Applicants must be enrolled in an ACGME psychiatry residency program and must provide evidence of support from their Program Director. In addition, winners of this award are given the honor of designing and hosting an educational activity in their area of interest after the annual meeting. Educational activities must be defined when completing the award application. Winners will be awarded 1 year of free registration to the annual meeting, 1 year of complimentary AAAP membership, and a $300 stipend towards the design and execution of their educational activity (stipulations apply).

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Early Career Addiction Psychiatrist Award

This award is given to residents, fellows or early career psychiatrists. Awardees are chosen based on the quality of original research in the field of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. The recipient of the award will present their work during the paper session at the Annual Meeting (attending and presenting is required). Winners will be awarded 1 year of free registration to the annual meeting as well as 1 year of complimentary AAAP membership.

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Sheldon Miller Early Career Award

The Sheldon Miller Early Career Award is a specialized conference award given to three deserving PGY3 residents that are enrolled in programs related to the treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Winners will be awarded 2 years of free registration to the annual meeting as well as 2 years of complimentary AAAP membership.

  • Applicants must be nominated by their program director in order to apply for this award.
  • Contact your program director today and encourage them to submit your name for consideration using the nomination form.

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