Junior Investigator Award

Deadline for Submission: May 15, 2016

The International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology is pleased to announce the availability of International Junior Investigator Awards for attendance at the XVI Annual Meeting to be held in Athens, Greece, October 6-8, 2016

These International Junior Investigator Awards are open to investigators from any country who must be within 8 years (fulltime equivalent) of completing their training (residency for MDs or post-doctoral fellowship for PhDs) and who are no higher than the Assistant Professor level. The applicants must have an academic track record in the field of geriatric psychoneuropharmacology. This will usually be evidenced by some publications in peer reviewed journals and/or presentations of posters/talks at national or international meetings.

Recipients of the Award will be invited to attend a Junior Investigator Training Day (typically occurring the day prior to the ICGP meeting) and are assigned a senior investigator mentor. The Training Day provides an opportunity for awardees to hear from and interact with senior investigators in the field of geriatric mental health and to present their own work. In addition, awardees are given the opportunity to submit their work for consideration to be published in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (the official journal of the ICGP), dedicated to the work of ICGP Junior Investigator awardees.

The ICGP will cover the cost of meeting registration for Junior Investigator Awardees. In addition, ICGP membership dues for 2017 will be free for each Awardee.

To apply for this Award complete the attached application form and return with the following documents to the ICGP office before May 15, 2016. The results of the selection committee will be distributed in May.

  • The nominee's curriculum vitae including a list of publications and/or research support and/or teaching and/or clinical responsibilities.
  • A 300-500 word Applicant's Statement. Starting a new page, and with your name at the top, briefly describe your current major research theme(s) and/or relevant professional responsibilities. Major relevant contributions should be included with a description of their overall significance and importance to the Mission of the ICGP. A brief statement of future directions also needs to be included.
  • Letter of recommendation from a senior scientist who will be the sponsor and can knowledgeably address the candidate's interest, involvement and accomplishments in the field of psychoneuropharmacology.
  • Abstract of manuscript to be submitted for consideration for publication in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. All manuscript submissions must be received by the journal no later than November 1, 2016.

This application form may be completed and emailed to lagattutase@upmc.edu or mailed to the ICGP Executive office at:


ICGP, Inc.
c/o Sally Lagattuta
125 Michigan Avenue
Lower Burrell, PA 15068

Please contact the ICGP Executive Office if you have questions about your eligibility for the award by email lagattutase@upmc.edu or telephone 412-608-3383

Junior Investigator Application Form