2020 Young Investigator Award - CLOSED


Alcoholism and Stress: A Framework for Future Treatment Strategies is an international meeting dedicated to developing preventive strategies and pharmacotherapeutic remedies for stress- and alcohol-related biomedical phenomena.  In large meetings, young investigators tend to be relegated to poster presentations.  To counter this trend, our intent is to promote the work of young investigators by creating a special symposium highlighting their outstanding achievement in the field of addiction medicine and stress disorders.  This is the first Young Investigator Award to be sponsored by NIH/NIAAA. 


A young investigator is defined as someone who has had their Ph.D. and/or M.D. less than 8 years and is currently active in the alcohol research field. The applications consist of an abstract to present at the meeting and a current CV.  These applications are reviewed by the conference organizers.  The main criteria for selecting awardees is: 1) scientific merit of the submitted abstract, 2) previous publication record, 3) current work in the alcohol research field, and 4) potential for development and contribution to alcohol and stress research.  Those judged to be of exceptional quality will be selected and allocated oral presentation time in a symposium. To be considered, please email the above information to: with the Subject line: YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD APPLICATION


Awardees will be notified and be invited to give a 15-min presentation during the Young Investigator Symposium on May 7, 2020.  Awardees also will receive a waiver of the meeting registration fee as well as an official certificate of merit from the meeting organizers.  Awardees will be notified by January 6, 2020.


Congratulations to 2017's Young Investigators:


Marvin Diaz, Ph.D., Binghampton University

Elizabeth Glover, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina

Carolina Haass-Koffler, Pharm.D., Brown University

Melissa A. Herman, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Kristen E. Pleil, Ph.D., Weill Cornell, Cornell University

Tiffany Wills, Ph.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine 

2020 NIH Travel Awards - CLOSED


Travel awards are available on a limited basis, only to those working in the U. S., will be between $800 and $1,300 and will be awarded based on need. The Award cannot pay for registration fees per NIH Guidelines. Please fill out the Travel Award Application found HERE. You must print it to PDF after you fill it out in order to preserve the information you have entered. Email it to: NOW CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS. Awardees will be notified by December 23, 2019.

2020 ABMRF Travel Awards - CLOSED


ABMRF the Alcohol Beverage Medical Research Foundation is offering 5 - 8 World Travel Awards  To be eligible for this award, you must be:  In ANY COUNTRY andYoung Investigator 


Each grant will cover the cost of registration plus travel to a maximum of $500 - $1,100. 


To apply, please provide a copy of your abstract and a short C.V. to: Please state “ABMRF Travel Award Application” in the Subject Line. The deadline for ABMRF World Travel Award Applications is October 7 - 21, 2019. 

Alcoholism and Stress:
A Framework For Future Treatment Strategies

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