The AHSR Early Career Investigator Award recognizes scholars with early achievements and exceptional promise for future contributions to health services research for substance use conditions. Continuing the tradition of recognizing and supporting the next generation of researchers devoted to health services research for substance use conditions, AHSR 2024 will select up to 6 awardees to be recognized at the 2024 conference. Each awardee will receive a financial award to help cover the cost of attending the conference.

Researchers who are underrepresented in the fields of biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and health services research are encouraged to apply for the Early Career Investigator Award. Applicants are considered underrepresented if they are individuals with lived experience, and/or members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and/or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Awardees will be notified in July 2024 and recognized during the AHSR Conference at the opening plenary on Wednesday, October 16, 2024.

Eligibility

  • Must be the lead and presenting author on a submitted abstract to AHSR 2024. Selection for the Early Career Investigator Award is conditional on abstract acceptance.
  • Must be a student in training (undergraduate, master, or doctoral student), or a researcher (post-doctoral fellow, research scientist, faculty) within 5 years of receiving their terminal degree. For MDs, must be within 5 years of completing residency. Individuals outside of academia are also welcome to apply as long as they are within 5 years of receiving their highest degree.
  • Must not be the PI/Co-PI/MPI of an NIH R01 project or equivalent.
  • Previous AHSR Early Career Investigator awardees are not eligible.

How to Apply

  • Click here to apply for an Early Career Investigator Award.
  • In addition to the submitted abstract, each applicant will be asked to provide the following in one PDF document:
    • A personal statement (up to 500 words) outlining the applicant’s training and research experience, early achievements, and career objectives related to health services research for substance use conditions, and why the applicant is a good fit for the AHSR Early Career Investigator Award.
    • A current CV.

Deadline to apply for the Early Career Investigator Award is Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 11:59 PM PT.

Review Criteria

  • Submitted abstract demonstrates scientific rigor and significant implications for health care delivery and outcomes for people with substance use conditions.
  • Applicant demonstrates commitment to a career in health services research for substance use conditions as evidenced by ongoing or completed training in related fields and research activities so far.
  • Applicant demonstrates potential for a high-impact research career as evidenced by contributions made to the field compatible with the stage of career development.
  • Applicant demonstrates engagement in additional activities in research, policy, service, and/or education that advances health care delivery and outcomes for people with substance use conditions.

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