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Education Research Award

The ABPN Education 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).

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.

The submission deadline for 2023-2024 awards is August 22, 2022.

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

Any projects relevant to the mission of the ABPN will be considered for the Education Research Award, 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 continuing certification
  • Relationship of certification to training, clinical practice, and lifelong learning
  • Patient and public perceptions of board certification
  • Psychiatry and neurology workforce trends

Research Award Information

For additional information contact Dorthea Juul, PhD.