AACAP Pilot Research Award for Attention Disorders

Funding Agency:
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

The AACAP Pilot Research Award for Attention Disorders, supported by the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Fund, offers $15,000 to child and adolescent psychiatry fellows and junior faculty who have an interest in beginning a career in child and adolescent mental health research. By providing up to two awards to a child and adolescent psychiatry junior faculty member or fellow for pilot research on attention disorders, we support young investigators at a critical stage, encouraging a future career in child and adolescent psychiatry research. The recipient has the opportunity to submit a poster presentation on his or her research for AACAP’s 68th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, October 25-30, 2021.

Deadline: Apr. 1, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must be board eligible/certified in child and adolescent psychiatry, or enrolled in a child psychiatry residency or fellowship program.
  • Candidates must have a faculty appointment in an accredited medical school or be in a fully accredited child and adolescent psychiatry clinical research or training program.
  • At the time of application, candidates may not have more than two years of experience following graduation from residency/fellowship training.
  • Candidates must not have any previous significant, individual research funding in the field of child and adolescent mental health. These include the following: NIMH/NIH Funding (Small Grants, R-01) or similar foundation or industry research funding. Candidates who have received or are currently receiving "T32" funding support are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must either be AACAP members or have a membership application pending (not paid by the award) and agree to submit a poster presentation on his or her research for AACAP’s 67th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, October 19-24, 2020.



Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident


Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

April 1, 2020