ABPN Award Programs

The ABPN has established two award programs: the Faculty Innovation in Education Award and the Research Award.  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 the development and assessment of professional competence
  • Strategies to promote lifelong learning
  • Innovative curricula for 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:

  • Assessment of practitioner competence
  • Assessment of lifelong learning
  • Assessment of resident competencies (including clinical skills)
  • Assessment of physician resilience

The specific application requirements, conflict of interest policy and previous recipients are described below. The submission deadlines are August 3, 2018 for the Faculty Innovation in Education Award and August 10, 2018 for the Research Award.

Faculty Innovation in Education Award

Objective

The ABPN Faculty Innovation in Education Award (formerly the Faculty Fellowship 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/or 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
  • be certified by the ABPN
  • participate in the ABPN’s 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 develop and provide valid and reliable procedures for initial and continuing certification in psychiatry and neurology. It is expected that projects will focus on innovative approaches to assessing physicians as they prepare to, or continue to, practice psychiatry or neurology. Expected outcomes include advances in the theory or practice of assessment along the continuum of residency training and clinical practice. It is also expected that projects will not focus on the development of commercial products.


Funding

Each year, up to two psychiatry and/or 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, he/she must:

  • be certified by the ABPN
  • participate in the ABPN’s 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