Student/Early Career Investigator/clinical trainee Travel scholarship
The AED Scholarship Fund supports up to six (6) travel scholarships for students, early career investigators, and clinical trainees to attend an in-person International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED). Scholarship funds will be distributed to awardees at least 90 days prior to the first day of the conference.
If the ICED is a fully-virtual event with no in-person attendance options, awardees will receive complimentary registration to the conference, including any optional sessions or options which require payment.
AED is a global organization that seeks to draw a diversity of voices into scientific discourse at our annual conference. We welcome any individual who identifies as coming from an under-represented and/or marginalized background (either within the AED itself, or within their home country) to apply for this award. Examples include, but are not limited to, those minoritized by race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or disability status. Colleagues applying from the United States who meet the National Institute of Health (NIH) definition of under-represented minority are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, based on current membership data, geographical regions under-represented within the AED include Latin America, Asia, and Africa, so individuals residing in these regions are especially encouraged to apply.
- Applicants must be current AED members.
- Applicants must be full-time students in a degree program, including physicians-in-training with interest or involvement in the field of eating and related disorders, or fewer than three (3) years post-training.
- Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in research or clinical work in eating disorders.
- Individuals who have received this award more than once, or in the prior year, are not eligible.
- Although individuals who have received this award once are eligible, preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a travel scholarship.
- Personal Statement: Please include a brief statement describing your research and/or clinical interests in the field of eating disorders, your career goals, and how the scholarship will further these goals.
- Under-Represented Status: Those candidates coming from an under-represented and/or marginalized background (either within the AED itself, or within their home country) should include a brief statement (50 words or less) explaining how you qualify as under-represented within the AED or within your home country.
- Curriculum Vitae: Please include a current curriculum vitae including academic degrees, appointments, recent employment history, teaching activities, clinical activities, community activities, references for any publications or presentations at eating disorder conferences, meetings, or seminars.
- Letters of Recommendation: Please include two letters of recommendation from a faculty member from your institution or the eating disorders field. This letter should be no longer than 500 words in the length and should address the importance of nominee's suitability for the scholarship. One of these letters must come from your primary mentor.
- ICED Abstracts: If you submitted an abstract for the next International Conference on Eating Disorders, please include an electronic copy of that abstract.
- Documentation of Status: Please include one of the following:
- Documentation of current training status as an undergraduate student, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, resident or clinical trainee in a field of study of relevance to the understanding or treatment/prevention of eating disorders (student ID card or letter from supervisor), OR
- Description of your academic appointment no more than three (3) years post training
Application Review Process:
- Applications will be reviewed by the AED Awards and Scientific Review Committee.
- All applicants will be notified of the results as soon as possible after the call closes.
Please submit your application here.