To recognize a piece of research published in the past 3 years that has made a substantial innovation in how we think about or conduct research in the area of drug policy, including (but not exclusively limited to) the methods and data used for conducting drug policy analysis, the theoretical models of or frameworks guiding work on the agents (consumers, suppliers, regulators) or systems (drug markets, health providers, criminal justice system, social services) that influence drug policy, and/or practical understanding of drug policy in the world today.
The selected individual will receive a formal certificate from the society, a monetary award of $3000 US plus $500 in travel expenses, as well as the opportunity to give a 30-minute presentation at a dinner at the annual ISSDP meeting.
- English-language publication (article, book, or report)
- Can be authored by an ISSDP member or a non-ISSDP member
- If the publication has multiple authors, they will have to choose one person to come to the meeting and accept the award
- Published since January 1 of ISSDP Conference year minus 3 years.
- g., For 2022 ISSDP, eligibility date begins 1/1/19.
- Clock does not start until the research is officially published.
- g., A paper first made available online in 2017 but not assigned volume/page numbers until 2018 would be eligible for 2021
We will create a webform on the Memberclicks membership site where nominations can be submitted by anyone (including the author).
In addition to providing the citation, the nominator must provide a 200-500 word justification for why this piece of research has made a significant contribution to drug policy scholarship (e.g., an important finding that improves how we think about drug policy or drug policy analysis, creation or application of a novel methodology)
For this first award, we will be accepting Nominations through June 2022. Reviews of papers and discussion by the committee will take place by October. The decision will be announced the first of November, and notified privately, but will not be publicly announced until the annual meeting.