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April 2010
WPA in Collaboration with the
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

The World Psychiatric Association, as part of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched a programme of research fellowships for early-career psychiatrists from low- or lower-middle income countries, in collaboration with internationally recognized Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry.

Within this programme, the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA is funding a one-year research fellowship in the therapeutics of bipolar disorder.

The main purpose of this fellowship is to provide an opportunity for the recipient to get training in research methodology focusing on the phenomenology and therapeutics of bipolar disorder. The primary focus of research conducted at this research center is the short- and long-term treatment of bipolar disorder with special emphasis on bipolar depression, rapid cycling pattern of presentation, and co-occurring Axis I disorders. The training director, Dr. Joseph Calabrese, holds the Bipolar Disorders Research Chair and is Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. For further information on the center, please visit the website http://case.edu/mdp.

Applications are invited from psychiatrists less than 40 years of age or with less than five years elapsed since completion of residency training. The list of eligible countries (low- or lower-middle income countries) is available on the World Bank website (http://www.worldbank.org).

The fellowship holder will receive a subsidy of 30,000 Euros plus coverage of travel expenses (economy class). He/she will commit himself/herself to report to the World Psychiatric Association about the results of his/her activity, and to apply in his/her country of origin what he/she has learnt.

Applicants should submit by e-mail their curriculum vitae to the WPA Secretariat (wpasecretariat@wpanet.org). The deadline for applications is September 30, 2010.

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