Attend ACNP annual meeting



The ALBA Network has partnered with the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) to provide travel fellowships for young scientists in the field of neuropsychopharmacology who are ALBA members to participate in the 63rd Annual ACNP Meeting taking place on 8-11 December 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. ACNP will sponsor one ALBA member to attend an outstanding scientific program in clinical and basic research on brain-behavior-drug interactions; become aware of the most recent, and often unpublished, advances in psychopharmacology; and meet and interact with internationally distinguished researchers and scientists. 

Award Benefits

  • Waived Annual Meeting registration for award recipient and one accompanying spouse or significant other 
  • Opportunity to present a poster abstract 
  • Up to five nights lodging in Phoenix, Arizona. *Based on the annual meeting location, some years we are unable to accommodate the travel awardees at the main conference hotel or closer overflow hotel. 
  • Roundtrip coach airfare for the awardee to attend the Annual Meeting. Accompanying other airfare is not provided by ACNP.   
  • Up to $100 for ground transportation
  • Up to $50 per day for meals for up to six days
  • Onsite childcare stipend of $80 per day, per child for up to six days
  • An ACNP member mentor for the annual meeting
  • An automatic invitation to attend four (4) additional annual meetings with reduced registration fee, and the opportunity to present a poster abstract at each meeting.
  • Up to $1,000 Past Travel Award Scholarship to assist with travel expenses to attend one ACNP Annual Meeting within two years of receiving your initial Travel Award, which is reimbursed following the meeting.

How to Apply

ACNP issues a call for applications for the ACNP Travel Award Program and notifies selected applicants on the status of their application. Interested applicants should visit the ACNP website to learn more about the program, applicant tiers, upcoming deadlines, and to apply.


Any scientist worldwide is eligible to apply for a travel award. Applicants must be a member of the ALBA Network. All candidates must be eligible in one of the three applicant tiers as defined in the ACNP Travel Award Program. Candidates from underrepresented groups in science and medicine are highly encouraged to apply. ACNP members (all categories of membership) and previous Travel Awardees are not eligible to apply.

Deadline: April 18th at 5:00pm US Central Time (CT) / 11:00 pm Central European Time (CET)

Winner 2023

Dr Fiona Hollis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USC SOM). The Hollis lab studies the role of brain mitochondrial function in modulating social behaviour (maternal care, social interaction, communication), with an emphasis on understanding behavioural mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric (anxiety, depression, postpartum depression) and neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, Fragile X Syndrome). As a member of the ALBA network since 2019, Dr Hollis is committed to promoting diversity and equity in science.

"I value the important work that ALBA does to increase visibility of region- and culture-specific diversity issues. Their dissemination of data and resources for mentoring, best practices, and advocacy is creating a solid foundation towards a thriving, diverse neuroscience community." - Dr Fiona Hollis