Definition of an Early Career Scientist (ECS)

For benefits related to ECNP Congress

  • Not older than 40 years (on the first day of the Congress)
  • Must be resident in Europe*
    *Europe being the 46 countries of the Council of Europe plus Israel.

For benefits related to ECNP Membership, ECNP Research Internship, AwardsECNP Workshop for Early Career Scientists in Europe and ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods

  • Not older than 40 years (on the first day of the meeting)
  • Must be resident in Europe*
    *Europe being the 46 countries of the Council of Europe  plus Israel.
  • Pre-doctoral or doctoral student 
    or
    Post-doc (within first four years of employment after having received their PhD)
    or 
    Resident (MD’s in training within first five years after becoming MD)

Early Career Scientists    Early Career Scientists at the congress

For benefits related to ECNP SchoolsECNP Schools

  • The Schools are intended for outstanding, 'up and coming’ young psychiatrists who aspire to lead the profession in their home country in the coming years
    Applicants with substantial research training may apply during their residency (preferable after at least 2 years of clinical practice)
    Applicants who have completed residency should normally not have completed more than 6 years in full time practice.
  • The Schools are only for residents in Europe*
    *Europe being the 46 countries of the Council of Europe plus Israel.

For benefits related to ECNP Seminars Virtual

ECNP Seminar
  • Not older than 40 years (on the first day of the meeting)
    and
  • Resident of an European Country with a Developing Economy (CDE)*
    *CDE-countries within Europe: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Republic of North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.
    and
  • Resident in (child) psychiatry (MD's in training within first five years after becoming MD)