Defining the Future Research Grants

This grant program seeks to encourage doctor of pharmacy students and post-doctoral residents with an interest in psychiatric and neurologic disorders to investigate topics in line with the Foundation's mission and vision. Using a competitive selection process, the Foundation annually funds three grants of up to $1500 each. Applications are due annually by August 31 and announced by October 1. Recipients must submit their findings as a poster presentation at the CPNP Annual Meeting the following year.

COVID-19 Care Research Grants

The CPNP Foundation is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Care Grant Program. This is an excellent opportunity to receive funding for a research project that will help define the future of psychiatric pharmacy practice and improve the care of patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders. A total of $10,000 will be awarded with grant awards ranging between $2500 to $5000.

Student Registration/Travel Grants

The Student Registration/Travel Grant Program promotes the learning through attendance at the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Annual Meeting. Thanks to the generous support of the CPNP Past Presidents’ Destiny Fund and CPNP members, for CPNP 2020, this will be accomplished by offering 25 grants to students to cover their full conference registration plus additional funding to apply toward travel and lodging expenses. In addition to access to programming specific to psychopharmacology, students network with practitioners and can opt to have participate in a mentoring session.

Grant recipients were recently announced for CPNP 2020! View the press release.

The application review and selection process incorporates the use of a scoring rubric that takes into account each student's CV or resume, personal essay, and letter of recommendation. Additionally, students can earn bonus points through submission of a poster abstract or being a contributing author on a poster abstract submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting for which they are applying for a registration/travel grant.

A quote from a former Student Registration/Travel Grant Recipient:

“The Foundation scholarship funding was especially important in making my participation possible. The grant opportunity was a factor in my decision to attend CPNP over other pharmacy practice meetings because of the financial support it offered. Additionally, its existence spoke volumes about CPNP’s desire to have student attendance and participation, which made me want to attend regardless of the outcome of my application. I was absolutely thrilled with my experience at the CPNP Meeting. As a student who had a baseline interest in psychiatric pharmacy, I wanted to attend a meeting specific to this concentration. The content of all the programming did not disappoint. From a student’s perspective, most topics were beyond the scope of classroom learning and gave an inside look to the diversity and complexity of clinical reality. The CPNP Foundation Student Travel Scholarship, student programming, and continuing interest in the student perspective demonstrate that psychiatric pharmacy practice is a welcoming and fostering environment for new practitioners.”