Academic Fellowship Application Form

  • Section A – Applicant Details

  • SchemeDate (month/year) 
  • Applicant Career

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • QualificationSubjectClassAwarding BodyDate (Month/Year) 
  • PrizeAwarding BodyDate (Month/Year) 
  • Job titleOrganisationStart date (month/year)End date (month/year) 
  • Research Experience

  • Other Academic Experience

  • Section B - Proposed Body of Research

  • Please upload your description of the proposed body of research studies, include details of research hypotheses, methods, anticipated outputs, and intended interaction with or influence upon the addictions policy or practice communities.

    This document should be at least 1000 words, and not more than 2000 words (references can either be included or can be attached separately as an appendix [i.e. outside the word count]).

    Please start with a short lay summary of the proposed area of work and its importance and relevance to the work of the Society (100-200 words), followed by a description of the proposed body of research, using a structure of your choice but including:

    • statement of testable hypotheses (or equivalent);
    • description of the structure or design of the planned specific investigations;
    • identification of planned research methods and instruments;
    • your plan for data analyses (including clarification of your current level of competence with the proposed analytical methods, and how you intend to address any deficit);
    • your expectations about scientific yield, and
    • your intended methods of dissemination and influence from your work.
  • Section C – Proposed Fellowship Employment and Career Development

  • Section D – Academic Host Organisation

  • (i) Please describe the standing of the proposed academic supervisor. This should include a statement of the supervisor’s track record in supporting research development in the addictions field, as well as a summary of their own academic standing and research output.We will seek confirmation of these details directly from your supervisor, and will assume your consent to do this, unless you inform us otherwise:

  • (ii) Please describe the reasons for selecting this particular academic host institution and the relevance it will have, and the benefits it will bring to your proposed research study:

  • Confidential letter of support from primary academic supervisor

    We will write to your primary academic supervisor, named above, to confirm the information you have provided in section D. If appropriate supporting information is not received within fourteen days of our letter, your application will be rejected.

  • Section E - Referees

  • Please provide the names and contact details (including email addresses) of two referees who will be able to comment on your suitability for an SSA academic fellowship. This would ordinarily include your current senior supervisor (or equivalent).

  • After online submission, please forward a hard copy of your application to this address:

    SSA Executive Office, Temple Chambers, Russell Street, Keighley, BD21 2JP