June 14, 2011

The International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are accepting applications for the 2011 ISAJE/WHO Young Scholars Award.

The award recognizes the contributions to addiction science of young scholars from low- and middle-income countries and is given for the best paper published by a young scholar on any topic related to addiction within the last 3 years. The winner will receive a certificate and financial support to attend an international scientific or clinical meeting in the addiction or substance abuse field, to be chosen by the winner in consultation with the award committee.

The 2010 ISAJE/WHO Young Scholars Award recipient was Zhen-Yu Ren, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher from Beijing, China, for her paper, "Abnormal Pain Response in Pain-Sensitive Opiate Addicts After Prolonged Abstinence Predicts Increased Drug Craving," published in Psychopharmacology. The runner-up was Li-Yan Zhao, M.D., also from China, for her paper, "Stress Enhances Retrieval of Drug-Related Memories in Abstinent Heroin Addicts," published in Neuropsychopharmacology.

The deadline for receiving applications is July 31, 2011. Further details including the full eligibility criteria and application procedure may be obtained from the ISAJE Executive Officer, 4 Windsor Walk, London SE5 8AF, United Kingdom (email: molly@addictionjournal.org).