ABPN Award Programs

The ABPN has established three programs to support the development of academic leaders in psychiatry and neurology: the Faculty Innovation in Education Award, the Research Award and the Senior Resident Administrative Fellowship. View the ABPN Education and Research Initiatives brochure for more information.

For the ABPN Faculty Innovation in Education Award, any projects relevant to the education and/or assessment of psychiatrists and neurologists will be considered, although the ABPN is particularly interested in the following areas:

  • Innovative approaches to train program directors to implement clinical skills evaluations
  • Innovative approaches to faculty development for conducting clinical skills evaluations
  • Innovative approaches to the development and assessment of professional competence
  • Strategies to promote lifelong learning
  • Innovative curricula for continuing certification (maintenance of certification), including teaching about MOC in residency
  • Strategies to promote public education about and input into Board certification
  • Strategies to promote physician resilience and to prevent burnout

For the ABPN Research Award, any projects relevant to the mission of the ABPN will be considered, although the ABPN is particularly interested in research in the following areas:

  • Effect of initial or continuing certification on quality of patient care
  • Evaluation of innovative educational programs for effective residency and fellowship training of psychiatrists and neurologists
  • Evaluation of innovative lifelong learning programs to support psychiatrists and neurologists in providing excellent care for their patients
  • Validity and reliability of state-of-the-art testing methods to evaluate candidate and diplomate competencies
  • Value of initial and continuous certification
  • Relationship of certification to training, clinical practice, and lifelong learning
  • Patient and public perceptions of board certification
  • Psychiatry and neurology workforce trends

The specific application requirements, conflict of interest policy and previous recipients are described below. The submission deadlines are August 5, 2019 for the Faculty Innovation in Education Award and August 12, 2019 for the Research Award.

Faculty Innovation in Education Award

Objective

The ABPN Faculty Innovation in Education Award is intended to support the development of innovative education and/or evaluation projects that promote effective residency/fellowship training or lifelong learning of practicing psychiatrists and neurologists. Preference will be given to projects that have the potential for use in more than one site and to applicants who are at a junior or mid-faculty level.


Funding

Each year, up to two psychiatry and two neurology fellows will be selected.  The duration of the fellowship will normally be for two years with a maximum amount of funding of $50,000 per year or $100,000 total.  This amount is intended to cover salary, fringe benefits, and other costs.  No indirect costs will be covered.


Eligibility
  • Applicants must:
    • be certified by the ABPN
    • participate in the ABPN’s continuing certification (maintenance of certification) program
    • hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States
    • comply with the ABPN’s conflict of interest policies and procedures
    • hold a faculty appointment in a psychiatry or neurology department (or its equivalent) in a U.S. LCME-accredited medical school

Faculty Innovation in Education Award Information

Research Award

Objective

The ABPN Research Award supports research projects related to the mission of the ABPN, which is to promote and assess the competency of psychiatry and neurology candidates for initial and continuing certification (maintenance of certification).


Funding

Each year, up to two psychiatry and two neurology awards will be made with a maximum amount of funding of $100,000 per award.  This amount is intended to cover salary, fringe benefits, and other costs.  No indirect costs will be covered.  The projects may take up to two years to be completed.


Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • hold a faculty appointment in a psychiatry or neurology department (or its equivalent) in a U.S. LCME-accredited medical school
  • comply with the ABPN’s conflict of interest policies and procedures

If the applicant is an MD or DO, they must:

  • be certified by the ABPN
  • participate in the ABPN’s continuing certification (maintenance of certification) program
  • hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States

Research Award Information

For additional information contact Dorthea Juul.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.

7 Parkway North, Deerfield, IL 60015

Phone 847.229.6500 | Fax 847.229.6600