The Impact Prize

for influence on policy and practice

This prize will be awarded at the SSA Annual Conference to an individual who has produced innovative work influencing policy and/or practice in the field of addiction.

The winner will receive a prize of £500 and will be invited to briefly present the work contributing to the prize. The winner will also receive up to £500 to cover the costs of attending the conference.

Eligibility and guidance

Applicants must:

  • Be a current SSA Member or Student Associate, and to have worked for no more than 10 years full-time equivalent since attaining graduate or post-graduate qualification
  • Agree for their activities to be published on the SSA website
  • Submit a document describing their relevant activities (no longer than two sides of A4) by 14 April 2019
  • Submit a supporting statement (no longer than one side of A4) from a relevant individual or group they have worked with to achieve these activities (e.g. policy makers, clinicians, service users, the public, or a report from a Society member)


To apply for this prize, please email, including your full name and contact details as registered as a Member/Associate of the SSA, with the two supporting documents described above attached, as MS Word files.


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