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Who should apply for a Substance Abuse Epidemiology Training Program (SAETP) fellowship?

Pre-doctoral applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Have an MPH or equivalent degree and either are applying to or enrolled as a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology

  • A record of academic and professional excellence

  • Commitment to a career in substance abuse epidemiology

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency

Post-doctoral applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • A PhD, DrPH, or MD

  • A record of academic and professional excellence

  • Commitment to a career in substance abuse epidemiology

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency

To arrange to speak with the Program Director, Deborah Hasin, PhD, or co-director, Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, for more information about SAETP, please contact Brenda Scariff at bls85@cumc.columbia.edu.

Application Process

SAETP routinely reviews applications each spring, with a suggested submission deadline of March 1, 2019. Applications received after that point will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please fill out the downloadable application and email it to Brenda Scariff at bls85@cumc.columbia.edu.

The earliest date for funding is July 1st.

Stipends

Stipends for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral programs are set by the National Institutes of Health. You can view the most up-to-date information on these stipends on their website.

Additionally, the program offers tuition benefits for courses at Columbia University for predoctoral students, with some limited tuition support for postdocs. Fellows typically receive a modest travel allowance, contingent upon the budget, to facilitate attendance at professional meetings outside of New York City. The program also provides health coverage for trainees through the University’s Student Health System.