We are delighted to announce the opening of applications for The Donald J. Cohen Fellowship Program for International Scholars in Child and Adolescent Mental Health for the IACAPAP Congress, Dubai, 5-9 Dec, 2022. The fellowship is designed for individuals whose engagement could play a pivotal role in addressing the very specific needs of their country of origin. To this end, a prerequisite for all applicants is a submission of a project suitable for a poster or oral presentation at the Congress. Good command of English is an essential requirement. We encourage all interested and eligible candidates to apply. We especially welcome applications from colleagues under 35 years of age and from countries where child and adolescent psychiatric needs are under-served and under-represented.

Looking forward to reading your application!


Please note the deadline for applications: 31 May 2022

About Donald J Cohen Fellowship


DJCFP is a flagship mentorship/training program for young professionals modeled on successful activities at previous IACAPAP Congresses and Research Seminars. Approximately twenty fellowships are awarded at each IACAPAP Congress.

The purpose of these Awards is to foster the professional development of emerging leaders in child and adolescent mental health throughout the world. We understand ‘leadership’ in its broadest context – whereas some countries may benefit most from advancing their scientific and research development forward, others will benefit from organizational change in their current mental health infrastructures, and yet others from enhancing the education and training of a new cadre of specialists.

The program includes:

  1. Daily small group meetings with leading experts serving as mentors
  2. Scientific presentations by fellows of their research attended by senior faculty members
  3. Special seminars
  4. Social activities
  5. Free registration fee for the general sessions
  6. Accommodation
  7. Possible partial support of traveling expenditures to the Congress


Please note the deadline for applications: 31 May 2022

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