The SSA is now taking applications for its PhD Studentship and post-doctoral Fellowship schemes – helping to support the next generation of addiction science researchers, and in doing so, broadening and promoting the scientific understanding of addiction.

Editor’s note: Applications have now closed for the academic year 2023/24. Please see the PhD Studentship and Fellowship pages for information on the schemes, including updated figures for stipends and future windows for applying.

About SSA PhD Studentships. The SSA will fund up to two PhD Studentships in the academic year 2023/24. Recipients will typically be full-time students, who will receive a stipend of £17,668 (outside London) or £19,668 (inside London), as well as support for the cost of tuition, and up to £3,000 over the course of the PhD for research costs. Read more about the eligibility/assessment criteria, how to apply, and view current and past PhD students.

About SSA Fellowships. One person will be appointed as an academic fellow in the year 2023/24. This scheme was created in 2012 to provide opportunities for high-calibre, post-doctoral SSA members to pursue post-doctoral career development. Funding will cover a basic academic salary (in the region of £35,000–£45,000) and a budget for research costs (up to £20,000) for a duration of three years. Read about the eligibility/assessment criteria, how to apply, and view current and past fellows.

For both funding schemes, the SSA would welcome applications from people with lived experience and from a diverse range of backgrounds. The closing date for applications is 12 March 2023. You can find lots of information about the PhD Studentships and post-doctoral Fellowships on our website, but please do get in touch if you have any questions.

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