I don't remember what meetings I attended and what I presented. Where can I get this information?
Please visit the ACNP Conference website, http://acnp.societyconference.com and log-in with your username and password. You will then select the "My Activities" tab, and export this information to a word document. Please confirm all information is correct, and then save as PDF to upload in your application.
Which ACNP members are eligible to nominate?
ACNP Members and Fellows are eligible to nominate. ACNP Associate Members may not nominate candidates for membership. The nominee may play an active role in soliciting the nomination. Members of the Membership Committee are not allowed to nominate.
Being PI of an NIH R01 is not a requirement for membership, but independent peer-reviewed federal funding is generally considered necessary to be in the top candidate pool. Thus, high quality applications without an active R01 or similar grant can be acceptable. This is usually from individuals with one or more of the following characteristics: significant high impact publications, significant past NIH funding, or significant funding from other sources, including NSF, VA, DoD or major foundations. Also, expectations of NIH funding do not apply to individuals working in government or in pharmaceutical research and development, for whom active NIH funding might not be feasible or appropriate.
Yes. Submissions can be saved and accessed through the submissions system up until the deadline.
When is the submission deadline?
The deadline for 2016 submissions is September 12, 2016. New members are announced in December at the ACNP Annual Meeting and notifications are emailed at that time to the nominees.
Two strong nominations from leaders in the field who can speak knowledgeably about the candidate should be sought. If there are perceived weaknesses in the candidate’s dossier, it is good for the nomination form to address those by way of positive explanation. Importantly, the nominations should be written independently rather than through endorsement of templates provided by the candidates.
Yes. The Membership Advisory Task Force poster presented at the 2015 meeting in Hollywood, Florida details the new member application statistics for 2011-2015. Click here to view poster.