Young Scientist Awards


Young Scientist Research Fund Awards

2014 Applications Now Available

CHADD is now accepting applications for the 2014 Young Scientist Research Fund Awards.  The program recognizes researchers new to the ADHD field who are making contributions to the understanding of ADHD.  Through the Fund, CHADD supports researchers with:

  • an unrestricted cash award of $5,000 each
  • recognition at CHADD's Annual International Conference
  • an allowance to cover most conference related expenses (travel, hotel, registration) 
  • a one-year CHADD professional membership.

Applicants must be in the process of completing a doctoral degree or must have completed such a degree within the last three years with the doctoral degree awarded no earlier than January 2011.  They must be involved in conducting research addressing an area of ADHD that will further understanding of the disorder.  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; and epidemiology.

The Award Fund has been supported through generous funding from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Titusville, NJ and by a number of individual donations. CHADD is grateful to all contributors to the Young Scientist Research Fund.

Two researchers will be selected for the Award in 2014.  Deadline for applications is May 15, 2014. Applicants can download the following:

If you have any questions regarding the Young Scientist Research Fund Awards, please send an email to or contact Ms. Zuali Malsawma at 800-233-4050, ext. 130.

Congratulations to our previous Award Recipients!