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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 NIA Committee is seeking applicants for the New Investigator Award (NIA) Program.

The New Investigators will be recognized at the 2023 ASCP Annual Meeting held at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, May 30 – June 02, 2023. 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 29, 2023.
    • 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 open for the 2023 ASCP Annual Meeting!


Submissions for the 2023 ASCP Annual Meeting are now open.  All New Investigator applicants are required to submit the following during the submission process:


  • A letter of recommendation from the 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.
  • A brief description of how the applicant might contribute to the diversity of the NIA program (including, but not limited to diversity of thought, life experience, culture, training, career path, etc.).
Click Here to View Submission Guidelines

Information for 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. Additionally, all New Investigator Award recipients will receive automatic ASCP membership, as well as complimentary ASCP Annual Meeting registration for two years post award. After two years, recipients are eligible for a reduced registration rate. 

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