NIDA Young Investigator Travel Award

OVERVIEW

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 awards 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 2018.  

 

Benefits Include:

  1. The NIDA Young Investigator Travel Award offers a $1,200 monetary award to be used by recipient to defray expenses incurred in attending The ASAM Annual Conference 2017, such as travel and hotel expenses.
  2. Recipients receive conference registration to attend The ASAM Annual Conference 2017, San Diego, April 12-15, 2018, including one Awards Luncheon ticket.
  3. Award recipients will receive a one-year ASAM membership.
  4. Award recipients are responsible for making their own hotel and travel arrangements and ASAM will take care of your registration.
  5. If you are unable to attend, we regret that the monetary award will be withdrawn. 

 

Scholars will also be expected to do the following items at The ASAM Annual Conference 2018:

  1. NIDA Young Investigator Travel Award Meeting (Wednesday, 4/11 @ 5:30 pm)
  2. Welcome Reception (Thursday, 4/12 @ 5:30 pm)
  3. Annual Conference Daily sessions
  4. NIDA Young Investigator Travel Award Meeting (Saturday, 4/14 @ 7 am)
  5. ASAM Awards Luncheon (Saturday, 4/14 @ 12:30 pm)
  6. ASAM Donors/Ruth Fox/Scholarship Reception (Saturday, 4/14 @ 5:30 pm)
  7. Annual Member Business Meeting Breakfast (Saturday, 4/14 @ 7:00 am)
  8. Submit a 1-2 page letter within 30 days after the conference describing their learning experience and future interest in addiction. 

 

Application Requirements

  1. Applicant must be working in the area of drug addiction and infectious disease research.  A supporting letter from their academic advisor or department chair, giving a brief history of their training and likelihood of success as an independent clinical investigator, or an NIH biosketch (this letter does not need to be written by an ASAM member).
  2. A one-page focused career statement (mini-bio and photo), describing your interest in a travel award including career goals and ambitions with an emphasis on your research goals, your most significant research accomplishments, and why you think this award would benefit you at this time in your career?
  3. Applicants are encouraged to be a presenting author of one or more abstract(s) accepted at The ASAM Annual Conference 2018, San Diego, CA, April 12-15, 2018.
  4. Applicants must present evidence of US citizenship or permanent resident status.
  5. Winners are not eligible to reenter the competition in subsequent years.

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