Substance Use Disorders Fellowships and Awards

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

This website contains a list of ACGME- Accredited Addiction Psychiatry Fellowships. Learn More

Case Western Reserve University Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Fellows in Addiction Psychiatry benefit from supervised clinical experience in hospital and community-based, inpatient, partial hospital, outpatient, and consultative settings. Fellows participate in a structured academic curriculum emphasizing knowledge of signs and symptoms of use and abuse; sequelae and management of addictive disorders utilizing psychosocial, pharmacologic, and psychotherapeutic interventions. Fellows interested in addiction psychiatry research benefit from mentored research training with opportunity to present research findings at a national addiction medicine conference. Learn More

Columbia University Postdoctoral Substance Abuse Research Fellowship

This 2-year post-doctoral program trains M.D.s and Ph.D.s for clinical and human laboratory research careers in many areas of substance abuse. Pharmacologic, psychologic, epidemiologic, developmental, etiologic, neuroimaging, and treatment studies are conducted, as well as studies on the development of public policy in this area. Fellows also engage in supervised clinical activities in a variety of substance abuse treatment settings. Because the ACGME certifies our addiction fellowship, fellows who are Board Certified in psychiatry and successfully complete our 2- year fellowship may sit for the Addiction Psychiatry Board examination. This fellowship is sponsored by NIDA. Learn More

Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital

The Division of Addictive Treatment Services at Zucker Hillside Hospital offers a 1-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in addiction psychiatry. Trainees acquire the knowledge, skills and judgment to provide quality clinical care as well as an understanding of the etiology and course of addictive disease. The Fellowship provides training in a range of settings, including an inpatient detoxification unit, a consultation liaison service, an outpatient methadone program, an alcohol day program, an outpatient drug free/dual diagnosis program and an intensive outpatient service. The curriculum provides the fellows with a comprehensive understanding of the epidemiology of substance abuse, as well as of the pharmacology of all commonly abused substances and the available psychopharmacological interventions. The fellows master the biopsychosocial and functional concepts of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment under ongoing faculty supervision. Two positions are available every academic year. Both fellows are given a 1-year appointment to the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment where they experience the functional and administrative workings of a refereed journal. Fellows assume a leadership role as they progress through the program and contribute to the development of the substance abuse field by teaching and consulting with junior residents, medical students, house staff, and other program personnel. Upon completion of the program, the fellows will have integrated the science and therapeutic techniques of addictive illness into their general medical knowledge. Learn More

Johns Hopkins Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit (BPRU)

The BPRU is the site for a T32 post-doctoral training program funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This training program has operated for over 35 years and graduates fill positions in academic medical centers, the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies, and teaching. The focus of the program is on real-world training in clinical research related to addictions. Learn More

Medical University of South Carolina Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) provides psychiatrists with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Upon successful completion of the 1-year ACGME-accredited program, graduates will be eligible to test for the ABPN subspecialty board certification in addiction psychiatry. Fellows have access to internationally recognized experts in the field of addiction psychiatry and the unique opportunity to engage in a variety of research activities that constitute the cutting edge of substance abuse research. The diversity of expertise of our core faculty offers fellows an opportunity to identify particular interest to them and to develop rotations permitting more in-depth knowledge of those areas of interest. Additionally, the MUSC Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program offers fellows training in 3 distinctive clinical environments: 1) the Charleston Center, a substance abuse prevention, intervention, education, and treatment center; 2) the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, which proudly serves more than 56,000 Veterans in 21 counties along the South Carolina and Georgia coastline; and 3) the MUSC Medical Center, including inpatient and outpatient experiences. Learn More

Mount Sinai Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

This 1-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship, with an optional second research year, takes place at The Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan and at Mount Sinai’s affiliated Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Fellows participate in the diagnosis and treatment of all substance use and co-occurring disorders in specialized inpatient and outpatient settings and develop expertise in pharmacologic treatment using buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfiram, and other biological treatment options. Fellows also gain experience in the psychotherapies of addictive disorders, including group therapy, motivational interviewing, and consultation-liaison addiction activities. Learn More

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Institutional Research Training Programs

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) funds Institutional Research Training Grants through the National Research Service Award (NRSA) program. Support of these institutional grants is expected to help ensure that highly trained scientists will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research disciplines to meet the Nation's alcohol research needs. Institutions select promising students to sponsor for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral training in research areas pertinent to understanding the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcohol-related problems. Recruitment and retention of under-represented groups (minorities and women) to increase workforce diversity is expected. Opportunities exist for both basic and clinical research in a variety of disciplines, including social, behavioral, biomedical, and biological sciences. NIAAA has funded more than 100 pre-and postdoctoral trainees annually, many of whom are now active investigators in the alcohol research field. Interested individuals or sponsors should contact the Program Director for more information about specific opportunities at the addresses listed below. In addition, many of these training programs have websites on the Internet which can be reached at the URL addresses on this website. Learn More

The National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program (NIDA IRP)

The Office of Education and Career Development (OECD) at NIDA IRP coordinates these training programs. You can reach us by calling 443-740-2358 or emailing We have training programs for all educational levels. NIDA is one of 27 institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Most of these 27 institutes have their own research program, which is known collectively as the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education has many career development events for research trainees. The OECD offers similar career development events for our trainees in Baltimore. Learn More

San Francisco Substance Abuse Treatment Research - Postdoctoral Traineeship in Drug Abuse Treatment and Services Research

This National Institute of Drug Abuse-funded postdoctoral program is offered by the University of California, San Francisco. Our program is one of the few that trains scientists in treatment and service research. Scholars work with a preceptor to design and implement studies on treatment of drug dependence, including nicotine dependence. Scholars also select a specific area of focus for independent research. Learn More

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Integrated Substance Abuse Programs Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Program

The ISAP Training Program in Addiction Health Services Research is within the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP), which is affiliated with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The ISAP training program, which was initiated in 1991 under the leadership of Dr. Douglas Anglin, is currently in its 22nd year. A total of 30 predoctoral and 50 postdoctoral fellows have enrolled in the program during this time, with an average training duration of approximately 2 years. The program is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (T32 DA07272). Three postdoctoral trainees and 2 predoctoral trainees participate in the program annually. Learn More

University of Florida National Institute on Drug Abuse Training Grant (T32) Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health

The Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida (UF) announces a NIDA Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health. The T32 training program, directed by Linda B. Cottler, will support 4 Pre Docs and 2 Post Docs each year. The justification for the T32 is: a) increased health disparities related to the harmful consequences of drug use; b) a significant shortage of scientists in the drug abuse field; c) our strong academic and research environment at UF which is ripe for producing public health oriented scientists and clinicians; d) the underrepresentation of NIDA and other NIH T32 training programs in the Southeast region of the US; e) a strong and enthusiastic group of mentors who have an excellent track record to train nationally and internationally prominent substance abuse researchers; and f) the commitment of the State and UF’s President to be a top ten public university, which brings additional resources for research. The core innovative aspect of this new public health oriented T32 is the focus on the epidemiology and prevention of substance use and its consequences and co-morbidities, with a focus on social determinants of health and health inequalities, and the development of behavioral interventions to reduce substance use and its harmful consequences. The training program is crafted with a clear application to practice and public health both domestically and internationally. The program will: 1) train talented individuals to independently work from the individual level (behavioral interventions) to the population level (exposure and consequences of addiction) to eliminate health inequalities related to substance use and its consequences; 2) provide trainees with an apprenticeship style education to master skills to critically evaluate data, conduct multiple aspects of addiction research and become successful, and independent investigators who contribute to the field; and 3) train individuals to understand, apply, and maintain the highest ethical standards in their science and scholarship as socially responsible investigators. Learn More

University of Pennsylvania Centers for Studies of Addiction (CSA) Postdoctoral Fellowships

There are 3 fellowship programs for individuals interested in addictions treatment or research. These include a 1-year clinical fellowship that leads to eligibility for board certification in Addiction Psychiatry. A second fellowship is a 2-year research and clinical training program that is offered through the Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Philadelphia VAMC. Third is a NIDA institutional research training grant (T32) that supports 2 years of training for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral candidates. NIDA fellows can select a basic science emphasis and work with faculty in behavioral pharmacology, genetics, molecular biology or neuroscience or a clinical focus that includes training in research methodology, diagnosis and treatment, neuroimaging, genetics, and pharmacogenetics. The CSA recruits jointly for these 3 programs. Learn More

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Alcohol Research Training Program

The Alcohol Research Training Program prepares trainees for careers in alcohol research. Research in alcohol requires investigators who are trained in the most current and sophisticated methods of both epidemiology and biostatistics and who understand the application of these methodologies to the specific questions raised in alcohol research. This is accomplished by having training experience which involves working on research projects with any one of 30 training grant faculty members who act as mentors and who are active researchers. This program represents collaboration between the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health. This training experience is also supported by relevant coursework in epidemiology, statistics, medicine, and psychology. This is a well-established training program that was begun in 1982. Since that time, 29 postdoctoral fellows have completed the program. Twenty-five of the postdoctoral graduates have academic or research positions. Learn More

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry Clinical Fellowships

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry offers fellowships in 5 areas: Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship; Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship; Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship; and Public Psychiatry Fellowship. Learn More

University of Washington Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program

The University of Washington Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program is fully accredited as a 1-year program for residents entering in their PGY-5 year after completion of a General Psychiatry Residency Program. The overarching mission of the program is to provide psychiatric physicians with advanced training in the skills, clinical judgment, and knowledge necessary to the practice of Addiction Psychiatry to enable them to assume leadership positions in the field. Learn More

Washington University NIDA/NIH T32 Training Program in Drug Abuse Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention (WU-DAESP)

The NIDA T32 pre- and post-doctoral Research Training Program in Drug Abuse Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention (DEASP) provides outstanding training for fellows in a range of sub-specialties including epidemiology, biostatistics, psychiatric and behavioral health comorbidity, and community implementation science, concerning public health aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors. The Department of Psychiatry also offers biomedical science mentoring in areas of genetics, basic and cognitive neuroscience, psychophysiology, and imaging for those public health researchers who wish to integrate biomedical research tools with their research specialty. Learn More


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