ISITDBT 2016 Student Research Award

This year the ISITDBT board is pleased to offer a research scholarship for any graduate student or postdoctoral researcher who is establishing a career in DBT research. Please see more information below and please feel free to email any questions to  This year, the deadline is a bit tight (we need all applications in by Sept 15, 2016, but we hope you’ll encourage your best and brightest students to apply!

In recent years it has become increasingly more difficult to find funding to support
advancements in DBT research, especially in the US. This difficulty is discrepant with the increased interest from the clinical community in DBT as well as with the need to improve this complex treatment targeting a difficult to treat population. In support of the DBT research community as well as to encourage the next generation of researchers to continue to pursue the improvement and optimization of DBT, ISITDBT is offering this year a research scholarship to the most meritorious research application coming from a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher. The scholarship will involve a $1000 award to support the research project proposed.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a 3-page proposal for a research
project that identifies mechanisms of change in DBT or otherwise identifies ways to optimize the treatment. Research proposals concerning the application of DBT to other populations, or advancements in the delivery of DBT are also welcome. The research proposal should follow NIH guidelines and detail significance, innovation, approach, and justification of need. In addition to the research proposal, please submit your CV or NIH biosketch, a one page budget, a one page research plan that could emerge from the research project, and a letter of support from a faculty advisor/mentor. Expert DBT researchers will review all submitted proposals and select the most competitive application for this award. The key criteria on which the application will be judged is originality and likelihood that it can begin a promising line of funding that will advance research in DBT. The successful applicant may be invited to present their proposal at this year’s ISITDBT conference. Please submit applications (as well as any questions about the award that you might have) to Dr. Andrada Neacsiu by midnight, September 15, 2016.

Funding decisions will be sent by October 15, 2016.