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A.E. Bennett Research Award

The A.E. Bennett Research Award is a Contest sponsored by Society of Biological Psychiatry.

Award Information:

Amount of Contest: Average: $1500
Application Deadline: 31-Jan
Requirements: Applicant must be under age 35 by January 1 of the application year and actively engaged in research in the biological psychiatry field. A nonpublished manuscript describing the research must be submitted along with a brief biological sketch. Special consideration is given to originality and independence of thought. Awards are given for the two best research papers. One is awarded in basic and one in clinical science.

Sponsorship provided by:

Society of Biological Psychiatry
Secretary-Treasurer, MAYO Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone Number: 904 953 2439
Fax Number: 904 953 7117

You can find out more by contacting:

Carol A. Tamminga, M.D.
Chair, A.E. Bennett Award Committee
University of Texas SW Medical Center, NC5.906 - MC9070
Dallas, TX 75390-9070
Phone Number: 214 648 4924
Fax Number: 214 648 4948

It is important to spend time looking into any material provided for the contest. The best shot of obtaining money comes from finding out the requirements from the start and making sure you meet them. At the outset try to recognize the potential motivations of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and their goals for the A.E. Bennett Research Award. If you meet the requirements, make sure there is any likelihood to receive the contest. If you think that you have the possibility of actually being a recipient of the A.E. Bennett Research Award, then it is worth it to use your time.

An important detail of applying for the contest is filling out the application correctly. Applications can sometimes be lengthy and laborious, but take the time to make sure that the forms are filled out properly and thoroughly. Avoid mistakes that might make you lose out on a technicality.

After filing, you should note when the A.E. Bennett Research Award chooses a winner and distributes the money so you'll be aware of whether or not you will be able to count on the contest to help meet the expenses associated with school and how it will help you out, as there may be restrictions on what expenses are covered by the A.E. Bennett Research Award. Recently it has become more burdensome to be able to handle the expenses associated with school, and making use of the A.E. Bennett Research Award as a supplement to your own resources is often invaluable. If you don't end up getting the A.E. Bennett Research Award, keep at it, you can find different contests that you can hopefully get.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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