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(There are 7 travel awards available this year, each with distinct deadlines and criteria. You can only receive 1 award in a given year.)

Stephen G. Holtzman Travel Award for Preclinical Investigators

The Stephen G. Holtzman Travel Award for Preclinical Investigators was established by family & friends of Dr. Holtzman to honor his memory in tribute to his long-time service and dedication to the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. This award will be given annually or biannually to either a predoctoral student or postdoctoral trainee involved in preclinical research related to drug abuse and dependence. (1) Predoctoral students are individuals working towards a terminal degree. (2) Postdoctoral trainees are scientists who are not more than 5 years beyond their doctorate (Ph.D.) or residency (M.D., D.V.M., etc.) as of the start of the Annual Meeting. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement. Qualified applicants are those with excellence in research, but who have not yet received NIH support, or who have obtained research project funding but remain unfunded for travel to the CPDD meeting. Awardees will receive free registration and $1,000.00 in travel funds to the annual CPDD annual meeting. Individuals who have previously received this travel award are not eligible to apply. Anyone who receives another type of travel award for the same meeting cannot accept both awards. Applicants will be notified via email by February 28 as to award status.

To Nominate an individual, upload the following in PDF format using the
APPLICATION SUBMISSION LINK

1. Current copy of Curriculum Vitae including contact information, publications, presentations, and previous travel fellowships. Please use "your last name_CV", e.g., Jones_CV in the attachment name.

2. A brief letter of application on university / institutional letterhead, indicating the type of award for which you are applying, why it is needed, and your reasons for attending the meeting. Please use "your last name_applicationletter", e.g., Jones_applicationletter in the attachment name.

3. A mentor's signed letter of recommendation on university / institutional letterhead. Please use "your last name_mentorletter", e.g., Jones_mentorletter in the attachment name. Note: applications missing an actual signature will not be reviewed.

4. A copy of your submitted CPDD abstract. Please use "your last name_CPDDabstract", e.g., Jones_CPDDabstract in the attachment name.

Complete applications must be submitted on or before December 10, 2014 in order to be considered. For further inquiries, e-mail jennifer.havens@uky.edu or send a note to Dr. Jennifer Havens, Chair CPDD Travel Awards Committee, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 333 Waller Avenue, Suite 480, Lexington, KY 40504


CPDD Travel Awards for Early Career Investigators

CPDD will award a number of competitive travel fellowships to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting (registration and up to a maximum of $1000 for travel expenses).  (1) Postdoctoral Awards are available to scientists who are not more than five years beyond their doctorate (Ph.D.) or residency (M.D., D.V.M., etc.) as of December 2014.  There are a limited number of awards available for foreign scientists.
 
(2) Predoctoral Awards are available for individuals in Ph.D. programs at institutions with little or no NIH support. Individuals currently supported by NIDA/NIH training grants or individuals with Predoctoral National Research Service Awards (F31) are not eligible for Predoctoral Awards.  Prior recipients of the CPDD Travel Award for Early Career Investigators are also not eligible.

Applicants will be sent e-mails by the end of February indicating award status.

There will be an Annual Meeting luncheon for all 20154 CPDD Early Career Investigator Awardees and recipients of Awards in 1995, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

To Nominate an individual, upload the following in PDF format using the
APPLICATION SUBMISSION LINK

1. Current copy of Curriculum Vitae including contact information, publications, presentations, and previous travel fellowships. Please use "your last name_CV", e.g., Jones_CV in the attachment name.

2. A brief letter of application on university / institutional letterhead, indicating the type of award for which you are applying, why it is needed, and your reasons for attending the meeting. Please use "your last name_applicationletter", e.g., Jones_applicationletter in the attachment name.

3. A mentor's signed letter of recommendation on university / institutional letterhead. Please use "your last name_mentorletter", e.g., Jones_mentorletter in the attachment name. Note: applications missing an actual signature will not be reviewed.

4. A copy of your submitted CPDD abstract. Please use "your last name_CPDDabstract", e.g., Jones_CPDDabstract in the attachment name.

Complete applications must be submitted on or before December 10, 2014 in order to be considered. For further inquiries, e-mail jennifer.havens@uky.edu or send a note to Dr. Jennifer Havens, Chair CPDD Travel Awards Committee, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 333 Waller Avenue, Suite 480, Lexington, KY 40504


2014 CPDD Primm-Singleton Minority Travel Awards Program

The Under-Represented Populations Committee (URPOP) of the College on the Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) is soliciting applications for a limited number of travel awards to attend the 77th Annual Scientific Meeting of CPDD to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, June 13-18, 2015. The preferred candidate for this award is a graduate student with a demonstrated commitment to research and/or teaching in substance abuse. At a minimum, a candidate must have an avowed interest in a career in substance abuse research/ teaching. Applicants are required to be enrolled in a graduate program. In addition, applicants must be members of an ethnic minority group under-represented in substance abuse research, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders. Previous awardees and individuals currently supported by NIDA/NIH training grants or individual Predoctoral National Research Service Awards (F31) are not eligible. Citizenship of the United States or a permanent visa is required.

To apply, applicants should submit the following information in a single attachment:

1.     A cover letter (<1 page) indicating your eligibility and interest in pursuing research on drug addiction, and how attending this conference will advance your career in research and education;
2.     Complete contact information (e.g. name, title, mailing address, telephone number, and
E-mail address);
3.     Academic curriculum vita;
4.     Letter of recommendation from your mentor, advisor or an individual who is familiar with your work;
5.     Copy of abstract (<250 words) submitted for presentation at CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must be postmarked on or before
January 15, 2015. Applications will be scored according to their scientific relevance, methodological strength, and candidate’s involvement in the field. Applications deemed acceptable will be selected for consideration for funding. Applicants are also required to submit their abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 2015 CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstract entry begins November 3 and ends December 5, 2014.

Application materials should be sent via email to:
Dr. Danielle C. Ompad
Chair, CPDD Under-Represented Populations Committee (URPOP)
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
411 Lafayette Street, Rm 524,  New York, NY 10029
Email:            dco2@nyu.edu
Telephone: (212) 998-5796


CSAT Travel Awards

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) anticipates sponsoring up to 30 Travel Awards for substance abuse treatment practitioners to attend the 2015 CPDD meeting. All expenses will be covered: i.e., conference registration, airfare, travel to and from the airport, and hotel accommodation. To be eligible, candidates must hold full-time employment as a director or clinical supervisor in a substance abuse treatment program based in the U.S. Applicants may not be an employee of the federal government. Further, a direct supervisor will need to agree to allow the applicant to attend if selected. Only one award will be given to any specific program. Previous CSAT travel award recipients are not eligible to apply. Applicants will be sent e-mails by the end of March indicating award status.

To Nominate an individual, upload the following in PDF format using the
APPLICATION SUBMISSION LINK

1. An up-to-date resume including contact information, previous travel fellowships, if applicable, work experience and academic experience. Please use "your last name_resume", e.g., Jones_resume in the attachment name.

2. A one-page letter of application on institutional letterhead indicating interest in receiving an award and including a statement as to how this conference will benefit your work in your current position. Please include a valid telephone number and e-mail address. Please use "your last name_applicationletter", e.g., Jones_applicationletter in the attachment name.

3. A signed letter from your supervisor stating that if you are selected you will be allowed to attend the meeting. Please use "your last name_supervisorletter", e.g., Jones_supervisorletter in the attachment name. Note: applications missing an actual signature will not be reviewed.

Complete applications must be received on or before January 10, 2014. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are required to arrive prior to 4:30 PM on June 13, attend a networking session sponsored by CSAT on the evening of June 13, the CSAT-sponsored satellite session on June 14, a breakfast sponsored by CPDD for the awardees on June 15, and remain for the entire CPDD meeting.

For further inquiries, e-mail sc2432@columbia.edu or send a note to Jennifer Havens, Chair CPDD Travel Awards Committee, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science, 333 Waller Avenue, Suite 480, Lexington, KY 40504


NIDA Director's Travel Awards
DEADLINE: December 19, 2014
Award Announcements: After February 28, 2015

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is accepting applications for the Director’s Travel Award program to help defray the cost of attending the Annual CPDD Meeting on June 13-18, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona. NIDA anticipates supporting approximately 20 awards in the amount of $1,000 each.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a NIDA Director’s Travel Award, the applicant must be a NIDA-supported NRSA fellow, NRSA trainee, or Diversity Supplement recipient. This award is also contingent upon attendance at the NIDA Grant-Writing/Career Workshop, held in conjunction with the CPDD Meeting. Selection for this travel award will automatically enroll you in this workshop.

Preference will be given to junior investigators presenting at the CPDD conference, and to those who have not previously received this award.

Application

To apply, DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION (available shortly) in PDF fillable format and email the completed application to ghimm@nida.nih.gov. Applications may also be faxed to 301-480-2485.

Complete applications must be submitted no later than December 19, 2013.
For additional information or questions, contact Dr. Ghim at 301-443-6071 or ghimm@nida.nih.gov.


NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Awards

NIDA’S WOMEN & SEX/GENDER

Junior Investigator Travel Award Program

College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 2015

Call for Travel Award Applications

Accumulating evidence indicates that the antecedents, consequences, and mechanisms of drug abuse and dependence often differ in males and females and that sex/gender may be an important variable in treatment and prevention outcomes.  To foster research on women and sex/gender differences in all areas of drug abuse research, both human and animal, NIDA encourages the submission of abstracts on this topic for the 2015 annual meeting of CPDD in Phoenix, Arizona, June 13-18, 2015.

Special NIDA travel awards of $750 will be available to 27 junior investigators whose CPDD abstract on women or sex/gender differences is accepted for a poster, oral session, or symposium.

Eligibility:

·       Graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students, medical residents, and investigators who are no more than five years past the doctoral degree or residency are eligible.

·       Applicant MUST be first author on the CPDD abstract.

·       Minority investigators and male investigators are especially encouraged to apply.

·       Priority may be given to those who have not previously received this award or held an R01.

·       Federal employees are ineligible.

Electronic Application Procedures:

Follow the CPDD instructions for abstract submission.  Then send an e-mail to Dr. Samia Noursi at snoursi@nida.nih.gov in the following format and with the required attachments:

·       E-mail subject line: CPDD 2015 Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Award Application

·       Attach a copy of the abstract that you submitted to CPDD, including title and authors (In Word Format).

·       Attach your curriculum vitae (list all NIH grant support if applicable).  Please include your mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address (In Word Format).

·       Attach a cover letter stating (1) your eligibility, (2) your interest in continuing to pursue research on women and/or sex/gender differences, and (3) your career goals.

Deadline for applications: December 10, 2014

For additional information about this annual award, contact:

·       Dr. Samia Noursi - telephone 301-594-5622; snoursi@mail.nih.gov, or

·       Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington - telephone 301-435-1319; wetherington@nih.gov


WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellowship Award

Application Deadline: December 15

Notification of Award: March 31

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) support an International Traveling Fellowship Award for a drug abuse-related public health researcher from a low- or middle-income country to participate in the 2015 NIDA International Forum, the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting, and associated research training activities. NIDA and CPDD suggest a schedule for the meetings that maximizes training opportunities, and NIDA funds support a research visit to a U.S.-based research institution.

Eligibility

·      Be a drug abuse-related public health investigator from a low- or middle-income country* who completed his or her doctoral degree or residency no more than 10 years ago.

·      Conduct research in a field related to public health (epidemiology, public policy, health care, or treatment).

·      Have not received travel support from NIDA, WHO, or CPDD between July 1 of the previous year and June 1 of the award year.

·      Have not previously received the WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellowship in any prior year.

·      Live and work outside the United States at the time of application and travel.

Abstracts

Applicants are required to submit an abstract to both the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting using the two meetings’ separate online submission systems. Abstract submission for the two meetings usually opens November 1 and closes December 1.

Applications Must Include:

·      Abstract Submission Confirmation from CPDD

·      Abstract Submission Confirmation from the NIDA International Forum

·      A curriculum vitae documenting research experience

·      Two letters of recommendation indicating your eligibility for the award

·      A travel plan for visiting a U.S.-based research institution before or after the CPDD Annual Meeting, which describes the potential for future collaborative research between the applicant and the institution.

·      A letter of acceptance from the director of the research unit you wish to visit

·      A conflict of interest statement that complies with CPDD policy.

Applications must be submitted via email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The NIDA International Program will coordinate travel arrangements after the award is announced. The travel award of $5,000 USD will help offset expenses incurred while attending the meetings and associated research visit, including such items as meeting registration fees, travel, and living expenses. The Award also includes registration for the 2 consecutive years following the Award year to the CPDD meeting. Award selection will be announced in March

If you need assistance identifying a research visit host, consult the online database of research projects supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm, review journals online at PubMed at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/, or email the NIDA International Program, ip@nida.nih.gov or the WHO Management of Substance Abuse Programme (msb@who.int).

The chair of the CPDD International Committee must receive applications no later than December 15. Applications must be submitted to:

Jan Copeland, Ph.D. 

Chair, CPDD International Committee

University of New South Wales, Australia

Email: j.copeland@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61-2-9385-0231


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