CDI for Bipolar Disorder

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I qualify to apply to the CDI?

If you are either in the final year of an M.D. or Ph.D. program, an advanced post-doctoral student, or a junior faculty member and are less than five years in a mental health research career trajectory, then you qualify to apply to the CDI.

What is the format of a typical CDI?

A sample agenda is available.

How do I apply to the CDI?

Complete the online application. Before you complete your application, it will be helpful to gather your curriculum vitae, a one-page statement about your research interests, and a letter of recommendation.

Who should I ask for a letter of recommendation?

Your department chairman, training director, or mentor should write your letter of recommendation.

How are participants chosen?

Participants will be chosen on the basis of their academic accomplishments and commitment to a research career in psychiatry as reflected in peer-reviewed publications, applications for research funding, personal statements, and endorsements from a mentor. Diversity on the basis of ethnicity, race, gender, scientific interests spanning the spectrum of clinical and intervention research, geographic location, and institutional affiliation will also be considered.

How many participants will be invited to attend the CDI?

In order to provide a more intimate experience and to provide more meaningful one-to-one time among participants, faculty and mentors, the CDI is limited to 20 participants.

When will I be notified if I've been invited to attend the CDI?

You will be notified of your selection status no later than January 7, 2013.

If I am invited to attend the CDI, what are the next steps?

If you are invited to participate in the program, our Coordinator will contact you regarding transportation, lodging, and material you will need to prepare prior to the program.

If invited to attend the CDI, what will my out-of-pocket expenses be?

The CDI will pay for your travel and hotel room. Meals will be included as part of the CDI activities.

How do I get an answer to a question that does not appear on this page?

Please e-mail your questions to our Coordinator via the contact page.