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Studying an addiction-related field? This is where you can find help, support, guidance and updates from people doing exactly the same as you.


Studying with an addiction-focus, up to and including Masters level? You may be eligible for up to £4,500 bursary funding per year. Applications accepted throughout the year.

Help and Support

Supervised Injection Facilities: slides for medical education

This is the first in a series of slides designed for use in medical education as well as for all people interested in addiction. This slide set covers Supervised Injection Facilities, and has been designed in collaboration with Drug Science. Download Supervised Injection Facility slides Supervised Injection Facilities (SIFs) are known by many names including

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Academic Fellowships

Available to current Society members to support academic career development for both clinical and non-clinical academics in areas of addictions study which further the declared aims of the SSA.

PhD studentships

Providing the opportunity to pursue a PhD in addiction science registered at a UK university and hosted at an appropriate organisation which, in the opinion of the Trustees (or officers with devolved authority), furthers the aims of the SSA. The SSA aims to provide up to two full-time studentships per year.

Impact Prize

To support our strategic aim, 'to harness and communicate the evidence base to inform policy and practice', this prize will be awarded, at our Annual Conference, to an individual who has produced innovative work influencing policy and/or practice in the field of addiction.

PhD Conference

This event aims to bring together PhD students studying addiction-related topics so they can network, present their work in a low-key, supportive environment and share their ups and downs. It welcomes full and part-time students, studying in a range of disciplines including social sciences, laboratory sciences and health services research.

Annual Conference Support

Funding grants are available to third sector workers and volunteers, service users, conference helpers and unwaged students wishing to present.

Fred Yates Prize

Awarded at the annual SSA Conference to a researcher who is in the early or mid part of her or his career who has made a significant and specific contribution to the addictions field in recent years. The recipient of the prize will receive £2,000 and a certificate, while they will be invited to present his or her research at that year's Conference.