ADAA’s Scientific Council (SC) is comprised of mid- and senior-level basic and clinical researchers committed to the organization. The SC shall consist of not less than 15 and not more than 75 members. The SC contributes scientific expertise and mentorship, actively grows membership and encourages participation among colleagues, students and fellows, and volunteers to participate in projects that maintain ADAA’s leading edge in research, dissemination, and treatment. Candidates should be active in ADAA, present at the conference, and participate in review and other committees. 

  • Applicants must be current ADAA members at the rank or equivalent of associate professor or higher. 
  • Before applying, we strongly recommend reaching out to the SC Chair or Vice Chair to ascertain if the SC/Board of Directors is seeking to add any specific expertise or experience.

Individuals may apply or be nominated to serve a four-year term. To accomplish ADAA’s mission, it is critical that members of the Scientific Council participate and are visible at the conference by presenting and mentoring as well as encouraging colleagues to join and attend the conference, publish in Depression & Anxiety, and respond to queries for expert input on relevant issues about research needs, funding and priorities. 

Please see here what following minimum responsibilities and renewal on the Council will be evaluated based on participation. 

To apply, please complete the application form below. All applications will be reviewed by the Scientific Council Chair and Vice Chair. The SC Chair and Vice Chair will send the application with their recommendations to ADAA’s Executive Committee, who will make the final decision. Applicants should hear back within two to three weeks.

Please note: Your application may be denied if there are no seats available on the SC. 

ADAA Scientific Council Application
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