March 30, 2011

Application Deadline: April 15, 2011

Full tuition scholarships are available for participation in the 2011 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction, a multidisciplinary summer training program in addiction research.

The Summer Institute is a 2-week, intensive multidisciplinary program offering graduate-level and continuing professional development training in addiction, while promoting opportunities for international networking.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program is offering one full scholarship (not including housing) to a U.S. participant. The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) will provide five full tuition scholarships (not including housing) for participants from the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. More information about these and other ZonMw scholarships is available online.

Last year's attendee, Ana Hilde, M.P.H., received a tuition scholarship from the NIDA International Program. Not only did she gain a wealth of knowledge about addiction research, she says of the experience, "I developed linkages and collaborations for future international drug and alcohol research." The experience led to several new opportunities for Ms. Hilde—she was invited to give two talks on the topic of Dutch drug programs and recently submitted an application for a NIDA research grant on adolescent initiation into prescription drug abuse.

The Summer Institute is a joint initiative of ZonMw and the University of Amsterdam Graduate School of Social Sciences.