Every year the Alicia Koplowitz Foundation awards Advanced Training Scholarships abroad for psychiatrists and clinical psychologists who want to specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry and in neuropediatrics, as well as Pre-doctoral Scholarships in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
These Scholarships are developed with individually designed programs for the Foundation's scholars in University Departments and reference Hospitals in the United States, Sweden, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
The fellows are integrated into the training program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the receiving Department and Hospital. Their main tasks are related to the clinical research carried out in the department. In addition, they actively participate in the teaching program of sessions, seminars, workshops, etc. and carry out the rotations established by the training program as similar as possible to those carried out by their local colleagues, as long as the current legal norms and legislation allow it. Each scholarship holder also has a tutor selected from among the specialists at the center where they are studying and another Spanish tutor who is a former scholarship holder from the destination center.
Once the training abroad has been completed, and to ease the professional insertion of the scholarship holders in Spain, the Foundation provides them with the possibility of joining psychiatric departments or research centers for twelve months.
The grants have an annual budget of 36,000 pounds for stays in the United Kingdom, 50,000 dollars for stays in the United States and 45,000 euros per year in Sweden and the Netherlands.
Hospitals and Universities
Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York. Tutors: Dr. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele and Dr. Oliver Stroeh.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic (WPIC), Pittsburgh. Tutor: Dr. Boris Birmaher
Imperial College, St. Mary's Hospital, London. Tutor: Dr. Dasha Nicholls
Bellevue Hospital Center, New York University, New York. Senior Supervisor: Dr. Manuel Trujillo. Tutor: Dr. Francisco Xavier Castellanos
Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley, King's College London, University of London, London. Tutor: Dr. Stephen Scott
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Center. Stockholm. Tutor: Dr. David Mataix-Cols.
Utrecht University Division Neuroscience, Utrecht. Tutor: Prof. Jim van Os