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George Ginsberg Fellowship Awards
Submission Deadline: September 14
This award is dedicated to the memory
of a long-time active member of AADPRT, George L. Ginsberg who served in many
leadership positions within the organization including as AADPRT's President in
1987-88. He was a senior editor of the Journal of Psychiatric Education and
played an important role in transforming the journal into Academic
Psychiatry where he served as a charter Editorial Board member. He was also
a psychoanalyst and residency director for 12 years at NYU. Dr. Ginsberg was a dedicated teacher,
educational leader, role model and physician to trainees and faculty alike
until his untimely passing at age 56.
Ginsberg Fellowship Award, funded by AADPRT, supports outstanding residents who
are pursuing careers as clinician-educators and/or leaders in educational
administration. Fellowships will be awarded to up-to-five outstanding
applicants. The Ginsberg Fellowship Award requires a proposal for an
educational innovation project (e.g., didactic curriculum/course/session,
clinical experience/rotation, resident/faculty development, mentorship, career
development, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, etc.). The selection process will
evaluate the proposed project based on background and gap analysis, goals,
approach/methodology, evaluation/outcomes, and dissemination plan. Awardees will be invited to attend the AADPRT Annual Meeting at AADPRT’s
expense. Awardees will be assigned an AADPRT mentor with whom they will
work throughout the year on the project and be encouraged to submit their work
as a poster or workshop at the subsequent Annual Meeting.
of the fellowship include:
- Increased familiarity with national psychiatry residency training issues.
- Improved capacity to design, implement, evaluate, and present an innovative
project in medical education.
- Enhanced professional identity and career development plans as a medical
- Further development of educational leadership and teaching skills
- Expanded professional networks in medical
- Be in an approved residency or fellowship program
- A PGY 1, 2, 3, CAP1 fellows and PGY 4s committed to a
fellowship during which time the project can be completed.
- Intend to pursue a career as a clinician
educator and/or leader in educational administration
- May submit only one (1) nomination per
eligible year (e.g. institutions may not submit a general residency nomination
and a subspecialty nomination or multiple subspecialty nominations).
- Institutions whose nominees have received the
George Ginsberg Fellowship Award are ineligible to nominate
candidates for the next two (2) nomination cycles (e.g. if submitted in fall of
2022 (won in 2023), the institution may not submit another Ginsberg application
until fall of 2025).
- Completed online form (view sample form). The online nomination
system is open to Training Director Members only. Program directors and institutions of
residents submitting nominations must be members in good standing with AADPRT
(i.e., current institution and individual membership dues must be paid). Please
upload all necessary documents as one PDF. A confirmation email will be
sent TO THE SUBMITTER ONLY (training director) when the complete electronic
submission is received. If the training director does not receive confirmation
within two business days, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests for
confirmation must be received before the deadline. Materials will not be
accepted or considered after the deadline.
following documents uploaded as one PDF:
- Nomination letter from
training director. Letter
should include an assessment of the resident’s excellence in patient care,
potential as a leader and advocate, interest and excellence in
education/teaching, and how this fellowship program can benefit the applicant. The
letter should include approval to attend the AADPRT Annual Meeting and the
program’s commitment to support the applicant in carrying out the proposed
education innovation project. (No more than 2 pages, single spaced, 12-point
arial font, 1-inch margins; references may be on a separate page.)
- Candidate’s Statement of Interest outlining
their academic, teaching, and leadership achievements, career aspirations, and
how the fellowship program and the education project will promote their
professional growth. (No more than 1 page, single spaced, 12-point arial font,
- Education Innovation Project
more than 2 pages, single spaced, 12-point arial font, 1-inch margins;
references may be on a separate page) that outlines:
- Background (including
problem statement and local gap/needs analysis),
- Goals (that are feasible
and address the local gap/need)
- Approach/Methodology (e.g.,
stakeholders, context/participants, innovation/pedagogy/content)
- Evaluation (including
outcomes and measures)
- Plan for dissemination
(e.g., poster, workshop, journal article)
The project can be new or in-progress.
- Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae
The George Ginsberg
Fellowship Award Committee consists of at least seven (7) members representing
various regions. The committee will select up to five fellows from the seven
regions. The two regions with the fewest applicants will be combined with other
regions to create five groups of comparable size from which to select the
will be evaluated in the following areas:
1. Excellence in patient care
2. Potential as a leader
3. Excellence and interest in teaching/education
4. Quality of the Statement of Interest
5. Quality of the Education Innovation Project Proposal
As an educational organization, AADPRT gives preference to applicants with an
interest in education.
Each item is
5-point likert scale (1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neither disagree
or agree, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree)
The applicant has a strong record of excellence in patient
The applicant has very strong potential as
leader, advocate, and role model
The applicant has demonstrated excellence in
The applicant clearly outlines their
academic, teaching and leadership achievements, career aspirations, and how the
fellowship program will promote their professional growth.
Proposal (up to 30 points)
- The background has a clear problem definition
and local gap/needs analysis.
- The goals are feasible and address the local
- The approach specifies the
context/participants, involves appropriate stakeholders, and utilizes sound
pedagogy and evidence-based content in its proposed intervention.
- The evaluation plan defines relevant and
feasible outcomes and measures.
- The plan for dissemination is realistic and
- Overall, the project proposal is outstanding.
Submission Deadline: September 14