Call for Applications: CPA Junior Investigator Research Colloquium


Deadline: 1 March 2020


The Canadian Psychiatric Association is inviting applications for its annual CPA Junior Investigator Research Colloquium. The Colloquium aims to provide guidance, mentorship and encouragement to young investigators in the early phases of their training. Junior investigators will have an opportunity to obtain feedback about their past, present and future research from mentors who are tops in their field in a small group setting as well as participate in plenary sessions about career development and grantsmanship.

Candidates who have an interest and potential in developing research careers in psychiatry are encouraged to apply. This all-day workshop for junior psychiatric investigators will be held on October 22-24, 2020 in Vancouver at The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre at CPA’s 70th Annual Conference.


Psychiatry residents or fellows who have interest and potential in developing research careers in psychiatry. Candidates should hold a medical degree. Candidates must also be current members of the CPA, or apply to be one upon acceptance to the program. Those with individual federal research awards are not eligible. Applicants must be citizens, or permanent residents of Canada, and training in Canada.


A $500 stipend, claimable upon attendance to the Colloquium, will be provided to successful candidates to partially defray travel expenses.


  Colloquium Chairs

  • Dr. Jeffrey Meyer, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Katherine Aitchison, University of Alberta


  • Dr. Katherine Aitchison, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Gabriella Gobbi, McGill University
  • Dr. Jennifer Hensel, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. James Bolton, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Jitender Sareen, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Ashley Wazana, McGill University


The deadline to submit 2020 applications is March 1, 2020. Applicants are required to submit an online application form including:

  • A 500-word abstract by the nominee of a study in progress or completed. If accepted to attend the colloquium, this abstract should be used for the breakout group session. The abstract form is integrated into the online application form (link on the right).
  • A 300-word statement by the nominee describing how attendance at the colloquium will further his/her career goals. If accepted, participants will be asked to presentation his/her study to the breakout group.
  • A letter of recommendation from the nominee’s research mentor or other faculty member, describing the nominee’s potential as a researcher and his/her potential to benefit from the colloquium. (append to the online application form)
  • A curriculum vitae (appended to the online application form).

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