For Students & Post-Docs

Welcome to the student & post-doc page of AED’s website. Here we highlight many of the benefits of student membership and make it easy for you to access the information. 

Membership Benefits

  • International Journal for Eating Disorders – This is the official journal of the AED. Published by Wiley monthly online and bi-monthly in print. CE credits are available for reading specific featured articles. It is a great resource for research and academic writing.
  • Career Center – This resource lists jobs focused exclusively on the eating disorder field. You can peruse job postings as well as post your resume—a great place to start your job search.
  • Member Directory – This member benefit can help to connect you to colleagues and professionals in the field.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – AED's Special Interest Groups allow individuals with shared interests to discuss and collaborate on specific issues within the eating disorder field. There is a Student SIG, which helps students from around the world connect. As a member, you can be a part of as many SIGs as desired.
  • AED Community – The Community offers networking, referral exchanges, and timely dissemination and discussion of relevant information. It is a great way to keep a finger on the pulse of the eating disorder field: ask colleagues for information and advice; give information of general interest to listserv participants, or reply in person to requests for help. 
  • Social Media – AED is on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn!
  • Scholarships and Awards – AED offers several opportunities for students to receive research funding or support for attending the annual meeting.
    • AED Early Career Investigator Travel Scholarship
    • AED Student Research Grant
    • ANZAED/AED Young Investigator Travel Scholarship
    • Annual Early Career Investigator Award for Best Paper Published
  • Research Study Posting – To aid in recruitment, student members can post IRB-approved research study.
  • International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) – AED offers student pricing for the annual conference.  This is a good way to connect and meet other investigators/clinicians, etc.

Get Involved

  • Volunteer at International Conference for Eating Disorders - AED invites students to apply to volunteer at ICED for a reduced registration fee. It is a great way to give back to the organization and meet other members, including student volunteers.
  • Mentorship Program – AED is committed to facilitating mentoring relationships for members at the annual ICED. AED pairs interested AED members with more seasoned AED members (based on interests) at a “meet and greet” social event, which provides an opportunity for members to receive short-term (and potentially lasting) mentorship from experienced AED leaders. Students are encouraged to sign up to become a mentee during the general ICED registration process.
  • Volunteer committees – Members are encouraged to apply to join committees that interest them. It is a great way to meet other members and give back to the organization and growing professionally.

Fellowships & Grants

Erin Riederer Memorial Scholarship

The Erin Riederer Foundation is a legacy foundation dedicated to improving eating disorder treatment in Wisconsin and across the globe. We aim to support research, legislations, and foster interest in eating disorders care among future physicians and doctoral candidates. We are proud to offer medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as well as University of WI-Milwaukee PhD students an opportunity to develop their interest in eating disorders by attending the Academy of Eating Disorders 2018 International Conference in Chicago, IL. The conference offers an opportunity for researchers, clinicians, and advocates from around the world to learn, collaborate, and work towards better care for these deadly diseases.

The conference offers an opportunity for researchers, clinicians, and advocates from around the world to learn, collaborate, and work towards a better care for these deadly diseases. The scholarship can be used to aid in offsetting the cost of conference attendance, lodging, and transportation. Click here for more information.

Additional Scholarships

For Professionals

For Patient-Carers