Funding and prizes that further the scientific understanding of addiction

Supporting careers in addiction research

PhD studentships

Every year, the SSA funds up to two PhDs in addiction science

Post-doctoral development

Salary support for the development of research applications


Funding support for a maximum of three years for full-time, post-doctoral study

Investing in people and projects


Designed to facilitate training in the addictions field

Travelling scholarships

Supporting students and researchers to travel internationally to share knowledge and network

Engagement grants

For initiatives that increase the scientific understanding of addiction and its treatment

Recognising excellence

Early career researcher prize

Awarded annually to a researcher in recognition of their significant and specific contributions to the field

Impact prize

Awarded to a person or team whose work has had a strong public-facing impact

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Career resources

Browse advice and training to support your addiction work and studies.


Browse audio and visual resources created by and for people interested in addiction.