The Sackler Institute Award supports research on the early developmental processes related to psychiatric illness and normal development. Proposed studies should be directed at gaining a better understanding of fundamental developmental processes at the cellular, organismic or clinical level and should be relevant to the etiology of psychiatric conditions. The award provides one year of salary support for a postdoctoral fellow or faculty member at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. The Endowment provides $50,000 for the first year, for salary and fringe benefits, if applicable. The money can also be used to support a research assistant but not to cover any other items such as supplies, animal care costs, tuition and fees etc. Renewal for one additional year may be granted by the Award Committee, according to the scope of the project, progress in the first year and financial need.

Generally successful applicants have two to three years of postdoctoral experience, are viable candidates for NIH Career Development Awards and have not previously received federal funding as a Principal Investigator for their research.

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Contact information regarding this award:

Heidi L. Fitterling, MPH
Program Manager, Division of Developmental Neuroscience
Columbia University, Department of Psychiatry
New York State Psychiatric Institute, Unit #40
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 646.774.6209