CHADD’s Young Scientist Award Applications Now Open

 ADHD Weekly 2017-03-02

CHADD continues its support for ADHD research with this year’s Young Scientist Award. Applications are now being accepted for the awards to be presented during the 29th CHADD Annual International Conference on ADHD, in Atlanta, Georgia, this year.


CHADD will support two researchers with:

  • an unrestricted cash award of $1,000 each 
  • paid travel and hotel expenses, registration and a meal allowance to annual conference 
  • a one-year CHADD professional membership
  • recognition in CHADD’s Attention magazine with a biography and summary of research submission
  • publicity through CHADD’s social media and its ADHD Weekly e-newsletter
  • a description of the scientist’s biography and research on the CHADD website

To apply

Applicants must be in the process of completing a doctoral degree or have completed one within the last three years with the doctoral degree awarded no earlier than January 2014. They must be involved in conducting research addressing an area of ADHD that will further understanding of the disorder. The research may address any area relevant to ADHD, including, but not limited to:

  • biological/genetic underpinnings of the disorder
  • treatment efficacy
  • impact on the individual or family
  • school or workplace accommodations
  • social stigma and discrimination
  • public health
  • epidemiology

Applicants should submit a description of the research program as well as any supporting documents, such as published papers or summaries of ongoing studies. Any external funding must be disclosed. A minimum of two recommendations is required. The submitted research must have Institutional Review Board approval.

The awards are supported by a number of individual donations. 

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2017. For an application or more information, visit Young Scientist Awards or email