(There are 8 travel awards available this year, each with distinct deadlines and criteria. You can only receive 1 award in a given year.)
Listed below are the Travel Award Descriptions with detailed application instructions and nomination submission links.
Travel Award Descriptions
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.
- Predoctoral students are individuals working towards a terminal degree.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A copy of your submitted CPDD abstract. Please use “your last name_CPDDabstract”, e.g., Jones_CPDDabstract in the attachment name.
CPDD will award a number of competitive travel fellowships to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting (registration and up to a maximum of $1000 for travel expenses).
- 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 2015. There are a limited number of awards available for foreign scientists.
- 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 2017 CPDD Early Career Investigator Awardees and recipients of Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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(registration and up to a maximum of $1000 for travel expenses) to attend the 78th Annual Scientific Meeting of CPDD to be held in Montreal, Canada, June 17-22, 2017. 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:
- A cover letter ( indicating your eligibility and interest in pursuing research on drug addiction, and how attending this conference will advance your career in research and education;
- Complete contact information (e.g. name, title, mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address);
- Academic curriculum vitae;
- Letter of recommendation from your mentor, advisor or an individual who is familiar with your work;
- Copy of abstract
WOMEN SCIENTISTS STUDYING OPIOIDS - Junior Investigator Travel Award Program FORCE (Female Opioid-addiction Research and Clinical Experts) Junior Investigator Travel Awards are provided by a non-profit organization comprised of women with scientific, health policy, and medical expertise in opioid addiction. The awards are intended to foster research conducted by women junior scientists in all areas of opioid abuse research. We encourage the submission of abstracts on this topic for the 2017 annual meeting of CPDD in Montreal, Canada, June 17-22, 2017. FORCE travel awards of $1,000 plus free registration will be available to up to 3 junior investigators whose CPDD abstract on opioids is accepted for a poster, oral session, or symposium. Individuals who receive another type of travel award for the same meeting cannot accept both awards. Applicants will be notified via email by February 28, 2017 as to award status. Eligibility:
- Women 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 are especially encouraged to apply.
- Priority will be given to those who have not previously received this award.
- U.S. federal employees and non-U.S. citizens are eligible.
- E-mail subject line: CPDD 2017 FORCE Junior Investigator Travel Award Application
- Attach a copy of the abstract that you submitted to CPDD, including title and authors (in Word format). Please use “your last name_CPDDabstract” (e.g., Jones_CPDDabstract in the attachment name).
- Attach your curriculum vitae. 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 opioids, and (3) your career goals.
- Sandra Comer – telephone 646-774-6146; email@example.com
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016 The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) will sponsor 7 Travel Awards for substance abuse treatment practitioners to attend the 2017 CPDD meeting. Expenses covered will be conference registration, airfare, hotel accommodation up to $1635/person. 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. NOMINATIONS SUBMISSION NOW CLOSED. To Nominate an individual, upload the following in PDF format using the APPLICATION SUBMISSION LINK
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 December 31, 2016 and submitted to Jennifer Havens (see address below). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are required to attend a breakfast sponsored by CPDD for the awardees on June __ (TBD), and remain for the entire CPDD meeting.
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 17-22, 2017, in Montreal, Canada. 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. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION PDF, complete and submit fillable form. If you are unable to submit the form directly, please email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete application submission deadline Wednesday, January 18, 2017 For additional information or questions, contact Flair Lindsey at 301-827-5783 or email@example.com.
NIDA’S WOMEN & SEX/GENDER DIFFERENCES
Junior Investigator Travel Award ProgramAccumulating 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 2017 annual meeting of CPDD in Montreal, Canada, June 17 - 22, 2017. Special NIDA travel awards of $1,000 will be available to 20 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.
- E-mail subject line: CPDD 2017 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.
- Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington – telephone 301-435-1319; firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: January 6, 2017 Notification of Award: February 17, 2017 The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the University of Miami, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) support an International Travel Award for two drug abuse-related public health researchers from low- or middle-income countries to participate in the NIDA International Forum, the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting, and associated research training activities. As part of the award, NIDA and University of Miami 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 on public health aspects of drug use and drug use disorders (such as epidemiology, public health policies, prevention, health services, treatment options, and systems).
- 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.
- Provide eligible abstracts for the two meetings.
- 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.