Nominations are solicited for the 2021 Jellinek Memorial Fund Award to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the alcohol/alcoholism field. Nominated candidates may come from any country. The category for the Year 2021 award, specified by the Board of Directors of the Jellinek Memorial Fund, will be Social and Cultural Studies. Nominees must have contributed outstanding research in this specific (albeit broad) area, and should be someone who would provide an example and serve as a model for others who might be attracted to work in this field. In addition to a cash award of CDN$5,000, the recipient is presented with a bust of the late E. M. Jellinek with an appropriate inscription.
The Jellinek Memorial Fund Award is traditionally presented at a major international conference, and if necessary, travel and accommodation expenses are provided to permit the awardee to attend the conference for presentation of the award.
To complete the nomination of a candidate, email Prof. Nick Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org the following materials:
(1) a detailed letter describing the principal contribution(s) for which the candidate is being nominated, signed by the nominator and any co-nominators; and
(2) a current copy of the candidate’s curriculum vita.
Nominations must be received no later than November 1, 2020.
Editor’s Note: Today we bring you an announcement from the Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of Academic Engagement. Last week, from November 18-21, the DPA held its International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington, D.C. There they awarded Dr. Robin Room, the sociologist specializing in drug and alcohol research whose work is well-known by readers of Points, with the Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship. Points heartily congratulates Dr. Room!
The Drug Policy Alliance is proud to announce Robin Room as the recipient of its biennial Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship, honoring scholars whose personal courage and quality of published research constitute a source of inspiration for all who aspire to break new ground in scholarship on drugs and drug policy. Dr. Room’s extraordinary and prolific work over the past fifty years, driven by both his profound curiosity and a commitment to dealing with drug use and problems in ways consistent with scientific evidence, compassion and human rights, have powerfully informed and bolstered the global movement for drug policy reform. We are delighted that this award coincides with the launch of DPA’s new Office of Academic Engagement to be directed by Julie Netherland. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Room.
Final note: Points will be enjoying Thanksgiving on Thursday. Check back next week for more alcohol and drug history, and happy holidays to all!