Eligibility and Application Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) Program!

Recruitment for 2022-2024 is now closed. Please check back in summer 2023 for details about the next recruitment & application cycle.

Scholars Apply Here

Mentors Apply Here

Scholar Candidates Must:

Anahita Bassir Nia (2016-18 Cohort)
  • Be an addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry fellow in a 1- or 2-year program (or equivalent) with a research component. If you are a fellow in a one-year program, please describe in your application what your plans are post-fellowship, as RAMS is a two-year program. 
  • Expect to spend a significant amount of time pursuing clinical research during the course of the RAMS program
  • Be able to participate in the entire two year program
  • Attend with a faculty mentor, who completes a Faculty Mentor application
  • Complete a RAM Scholar application, including a personal statement of motivation and goals, brief description of a possible research project, curriculum vitae (CV), and a letter of nomination from your Fellowship director. *Note: If your Fellowship director is also your mentor, only one letter is needed.*

Mentor Candidates Must:

Alex Walley (Mentor) and Nadia Fairbairn (2015-17 Cohort)
  • Be a Program Director or core fellowship program faculty
  • Have a fellow who has applied to the RAMS program
  • Be able to assist with the advisement, development, and implementation of the research project
  • Be able to participate in the entire two year program
  • Complete a RAMS Mentor application, including a CV/biosketch, and personal statement which describes how your current faculty position will enable you to add addiction medicine content into the residency program curriculum; 2) How attending the RAMS program with your scholar will enhance his/her ability to implement addiction medicine research, including completion of a research project developed through their RAMS participation; and 3) Outlining how you, as mentor, will assist your scholar in incorporating addiction issues into clinical research.

For further information, please contact:

Jules Canfield, MPH | Program Manager | 801 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd floor

Boston, MA 02118 | 617.414.6905 (P) | 617.414.4676 (F)