The American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) recognizes that the vitality and success of most endeavors in medicine is directly related to the ability to attract and maintain a talented pool of clinical investigators. The ASCP Steering Committee is seeking applicants for the New Investigator Award (NIA) Program.

The New Investigators will be recognized at the 2022 ASCP Annual Meeting held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, May 31 – June 03, 2022. The goals of the program are to expose awardees to the breadth of opportunities available to clinical researchers, introduce them to potential senior investigators from other institutions, and facilitate the establishment of a national peer group for the New Investigators.

There are five components to this unique program:

    • A full-day closed workshop led by experts from NIMH, NIDA, NIAAA, FDA, academia, and industry on Monday, May 30, 2022.
    • An opportunity to present a poster or individual research report at the ASCP Annual Meeting.
    • Breakfast round tables to interact with meeting mentors and NIAs.
    • A special Award Ceremony with an opportunity to informally meet leaders in the field.
    • Mentor from the new investigator’s field of interest to guide them through the meeting.

Submissions are now closed. 

Information for Next Year’s Applicants:

This program is specifically designed for individuals who are new to the field and have not been the Principal Investigator on an R01 grant. Psychiatric residents and fellows, psychology interns, graduate and medical students, post doctoral fellows, pharmacists, nurses, and social workers who have a special interest in clinical intervention research and/or translational research should submit online via the instructions below.   Any established investigator may nominate individuals for the NIA Program.

Selected awardees will receive a travel/lodging stipend and a certificate acknowledging their participation in the program.

Abstracts not selected for the New Investigator Award Program may be considered for general poster presentations without resubmitting.


It’s never too early to begin thinking about the future. Submissions for the 2023 ASCP Annual Meeting will open in late fall 2022.  All New Investigator applicants are required to submit the following during the submission process:


Submit an abstract.


  • A letter of recommendation from applicant’s department chair or mentor. Any established investigator may nominate individuals for the NIA Program.
  • An updated curriculum vitae.
  • A brief description (one page or less) of research/career goals and aspirations.
Click Here to View Submission Guidelines