ISAJE/WHO Young Scholars Award

International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE)/World Health Organization (WHO) Young Scholars Award

Award Deadline: July 31

Purpose of Award

The award recognizes the contributions to addiction science by young scholars from developing countries and promotes their involvement in research and publication in the field. The award is sponsored by ISAJE, WHO, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be less than 35 years old.
  • He/she should be the lead author in the published paper being submitted for the award.
  • He/she should hold a current academic or research position in a low- or middle-income country (as defined by the World Bank); or should have held such a position at the time the research for the paper was being carried out.
  • The research reported should have been carried out predominantly in a low- or middle-income country.
  • The paper should be based on a topic of relevance to the country or region of origin, or should have broad implications for the field of addiction research.
  • The paper submitted for the award should have been published either online or in print form in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal between July 1, 2006, and June 30 of the application year.

Successful applicants will be required to submit proof of age and of their current institutional affiliation.

Application Procedure

The award is for the best paper on any topic related to addiction published the previous year by a young scholar working in a developing country. The award committee will make the decision with approval from the ISAJE Board of Directors.

Each Application Should Include:

  • A copy of the paper being presented for the award, or URL or DOI.
  • A full CV of the applicant including current position and affiliation, qualifications held, publications and other research outputs, and details of relevant research training.
  • A letter of support from a senior colleague (this may be sent separately).

The Award

The successful applicant will receive a certificate and financial support of up to USD $2000 from the sponsors of the award to attend an international scientific or clinical meeting in the addiction/ substance abuse field. The meeting will be chosen in consultation with ISAJE.

Submission Procedure

Applications must reach ISAJE by July 31. Submit to: Molly Jarvis, ISAJE Executive Officer, National Addiction Centre PO48, Institute of Psychiatry, London SE5 8AF, United Kingdom. The letter of support must also be received by this date if sent separately. Electronic applications in the form of an MS Word or a pdf file are acceptable and should be submitted to

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