AMERSA 2015 Substance Abuse
ConferenceTravel Awards 39th Annual National Conference
November 5-7, 2015
Fairmont Hotel Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) has opportunities for health professionals to learn about alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues. Up to 15 full or partial awards* (including travel, hotel accommodations, and conference registration) are available to attend the 2015 AMERSA National Conference.NIDA has awarded this travel award money to accomplish specific goals: to include educators, researchers and clinicians from underserved racial/ethnic groups, target professions not heavily represented in AMERSA, and ensure that attendees disseminate the knowledge they acquire to broader audiences. (Previous travel award recipients may apply for a second year of funding and WILL be expected to submit a proposal.)
(*based on annual NIDA approved funding)

Applicants must be:
(a)  Health professional educators or researchers, or researchers in training (e.g., doctoral students)
(b)  Conducting substance use and/oralcohol-related education, training and/or research

Preference will be given to:
(a)  Health professional educators who are Latinos, African Americans, or Women
(b)  Members of health professions that AMERSA is targeting for increased participation (for example, but not limited to: nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, allied health professions)
(c)  Individuals with the ability to disseminate knowledge and skills from the national meeting to their students, trainees, residents, or interns, who provide services to underserved populations
(d)  Individuals who submit an abstract, poster or workshop presentation (Previous travel award recipients may apply for a second year of funding and WILL be expected to submit a proposal.)

(e)  Individuals involved in research focuses on underserved populations, particularly Latinos, African Americans, or women, or whose audiences work with these populations

Awardees must commit to attending the entire 3-day conference.

Your application must include:
    (1)  Completed application form
    (2)  Personal statement (300 words)
    (3)  NIH Biosketch, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Applications can be submitted electronically via or emailed to


Conference Travel Awards are now Closed for 2015
(Deadline May 15th 2015 5:00 pm EST)