Deadline: 1/31/24

The Drinking and Drugs Division invites graduate students to apply for the 2024 Bruce D. Johnson Student Paper Award. The First Place Winner will receive a $100 stipend, a plaque of recognition, student membership, conference registration, and be recognized at the 2024 SSSP Annual Meeting. Papers under consideration must present original research (empirical and/or theoretical) related to drinking and/or drugs.

To be eligible, entrants must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program and have not yet received a Ph.D., J.D., or M.D. degree at the time of submission. Applicants must have sole/primary responsibility for preparation of the paper. Please note, if the paper is co-authored, there is only one cash award, one membership award, and one conference registration award. Self-nominations are permitted. Recommended length is thirty pages or less, which includes tables, charts, figures, and bibliography. Submissions should use 12-point font, one-inch margins, and double spacing. The division reserves the right to identify additional prizes or to not award a first-place winner at its discretion. Applicants should send an electronic copy of the paper (that does not indicate their name) and a cover letter identifying the title of the paper, the author’s contact information, and the matriculated graduate program where the applicant is a student by 1/31/24 to Dr. Dina Perrone ( Please note that in order to be considered for an award, applicants are also required to submit their papers through the annual meeting Call for Papers. This will ensure that winning papers are included in the program. Please be aware that per SSSP rules a paper submission may only be made to one division student paper competition.