The Psychiatry K12 Career Development Program in Drug Abuse and Addiction at Washington University in St. Louis, supports clinicians with multi-disciplinary mentored training in the area of drug abuse and addiction with a focus on genetics. This program provides financial support and benefits that allow scholars to focus on research, supplemented by applicable coursework.

To complete an online application, email Liz Bayer at prior to starting the application to receive instructions on how to submit online.

Applications deadlines for the upcoming cycles are:
September 1st and March 1st

Program benefits

  • Protected research time: A minimum of 75% protected time must be guaranteed by each Psychiatry K12 Scholar’s department.
  • Up to $50,000 per year in research funds is provided to each scholar annually
  • Psychiatry K12 Scholars have access to the Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC). The CRTC provides computer labs, break-out rooms, classroom, poster printing, and administrative office suites.

Contact us

We want to hear from you. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the program.

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