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Professional Development

Opportunities To Conduct Research in Australia

The Australian Government is offering awards to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and its neighbors through the country’s extensive scholarship programs. The Endeavor Award is an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East to undertake study, research, and professional development in Australia. Awards are available for postgraduate or postdoctoral fellows or midcareer professionals interested in enhancing their professional development.

Online Mentoring Now Available to Addiction Authors

Addiction scientists working in low- and middle-income countries can now have one-on-one support to facilitate the publication of completed work. The free service, offered by the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors and its satellite Web site, PARINT.org (Publishing Addiction Research Internationally), offers investigators who often work in institutions that lack a history of writing for peer-reviewed journals guidance when preparing their work for publication.

Summer Institute Deemed Valuable for NIDA-Supported Attendee

Ana Hilde, M.P.H., received a tuition waiver from the NIDA International Program to attend the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction in the Netherlands earlier this year.

The Summer Institute, a joint initiative of ZonMw and the University of Amsterdam Graduate School of Social Sciences, is a 2-week, intensive multidisciplinary program offering graduate-level and continuing professional development training in addiction, while promoting opportunities for international networking.

Former NIDA Humphrey Fellow Receives Alumni Professional Development Grant

The Institute of International Education awarded a Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) Alumni Professional Development Grant that enabled former NIDA Humphrey Fellow Dr. Peter Kenneth Ndege, Kenya, to attend the International Harm Reduction Association’s 21st conference, Harm Reduction 2010, held April 25–29, 2010, in Liverpool, England. Currently a lecturer at Kenya Methodist University, Dr. Ndege was a 2006–2007 HHH Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Professional Development Webinars

Professional Development Webinars provide exercises and tips for scientists to enhance their oral and poster presentation skills and effectively communicate their research in formal and informal settings.