The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. is seeking applicants for the 2016-17 Faculty Innovation in Education Awards.

Application Due Date: August 10, 2015

Applicants may visit  for application instructions and additional information.

Objective: The ABPN Faculty Innovation in Education Award supports 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. 


Applicants 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
  • comply with the ABPN’s conflict of interest policies and procedures
  • hold a faculty appointment in a U.S. LCME-accredited medical school

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.

Selection: Fellows will be selected through a peer-review process managed by the ABPN’s Faculty Innovation in Education Award Committee that includes ABPN directors and neurology and psychiatry department chairs and residency program directors.

Awards will be announced by October 30, 2015, with funding to start on January 1, 2016.


Recipients will be required to:

  • dedicate at least 25% of their professional time to the project
  • provide a progress report to the ABPN by October 1, 2016
  • provide a final report to the ABPN by April 1, 2018
  • recognize the ABPN in any presentations, publications, or products related to the fellowship project

For more information, please visit our website at   or contact Dorthea Juul, Ph.D at or 847-229-6500.