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NIAAA Training Grant in Alcohol Related Health Services Research

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Doctoral Training Grant in Alcohol Health Services Research is a federally-sponsored doctoral training program housed within IBH, to support and educate qualified doctoral students interested in research careers. The focus of the program is the study of the impact of the organization, financing, and management of alcohol prevention and treatment services on quality, cost, access to, and outcomes of care.

The NIAAA Training Program is a full-time three-year PhD program. The primary objective of the program is the focused and rigorous preparation of doctoral students for research careers in universities, governmental agencies, or other research settings devoted to alcohol-related services research. The NIAAA Training Program is designed to produce researchers with expertise in state-of-the-art concepts and research methods in health services research and health policy analysis with a focus on alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Additional information about the NIAAA program may be found here.

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Information and Application Procedures

Individuals interested in the NIAAA Training Program should apply directly to the Heller School at Brandeis University and must comply with the specific application and admission requirements of the Heller School. Applicants for the NIAAA Fellowship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For further information about the NIAAA program, please contact one of the following:

Applicants must be accepted into the PhD program at the Heller School before they can be considered for an NIAAA fellowship. There is no separate application process for the training grant. However, the Statement of Purpose from the admissions application may be used in the selection process and candidates are encouraged to discuss their interest in the training grant in their statement. We encourage inquiries regarding the NIAAA program prior to the submission of the Heller application. Inquiries regarding the PhD program should be directed to the Admissions Office at 781-736-3820 or

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