ASAM Award Programs


ASAM offers a wide variety of award and recognition programs for members and those contributing to the field of addiction medicine. Below is a list of the various awards and applications available.

Awards Program

Awards Program

  • Annual Award

  • ASAM Abstract Submission Award: Best Overall

  • ASAM Abstract Submission Award: Fellow - New!

  • ASAM Abstract Submission Award: Resident - New!

  • ASAM Abstract Submission Award: Young Investigator

  • ASAM Educator of the Year Award

  • Media Award

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Young Investigator Travel Award

  • Presidential Award

  • Public Policy Award

  • Ruth Fox Scholarships

  • The John P. McGovern Award on Addiction and Society

  • The R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award


The Ruth Fox Scholarship program is funded exclusively through the Ruth Fox Endowment Fund. Scholars are awarded a fully-funded scholarship to attend the 49th ASAM Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, where you’ll learn about the treatment of substance use disorders and, receive a complimentary three year ASAM membership.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Young Investigator Travel Award

The NIDA Young Investigator Travel Award encourages candidates in their second year of an addiction medicine fellowship, which is a research year, or currently working towards a PhD in an addiction-related research area, to apply for this award. The award's focus is to provide a training experience for young investigators in the area of drug addiction and infectious disease research through conference fellowships at The ASAM Annual Conference in 2018.

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