Center for Addiction Medicine

Train With Us

Post-doctoral fellowship training is integral to the academic life of the Center. Four senior faculty hold K24 Mentoring Awards to devote time to work with post-docs and junior faculty in order to foster their work and progress to independence. Fellows work on their own independent research projects in a mentored environment with research coordination, project management, regulatory, and statistical support.

Fellowship training programs at the Center include:

The K12 Fellowship: MGH Career Development Program in Substance Use and Addiction Medicine

The program, a collaboration of the MGH Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, offers individualized mentored clinical research, research training and career development support designed to lead to successful K23 (or R01) funding. This training grant has supported clinically trained scholars from Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Psychology to date, and will continue to support scholars involved in substance use and addiction medicine topics, broadly defined, that include but are not limited to laboratory, clinical, or epidemiologic research into such topics as prevention, early intervention, risk factors, neurobiologic mechanisms of addiction and recovery, treatment development, implementation, factors associated with recovery and policy as well as study of populations at high risk for addiction or who have high rates of substance use disorder comorbidity.

Scholars will be sponsored through salary, generally for a period of two years, in the amount of $80,000 per year and up to $35,000 per year (@ $2917/month) in research project support. Many scholars will be eligible to apply for a NIH Loan Repayment Grant during the scholar period.

For more details:

Contact: Eden Evins (; Nancy Rigotti ( (MPIS); Gladys Pachas (; Program Director)

Research Fellowships

A limited number of individually-tailored post-doctoral fellowships are available to highly motivated individuals whose research interests coincide with or further the goals of the Center. Former fellows have gone on to have independent academic research careers and important leadership positions at NIH. Doctoral level candidates in diverse fields are eligible to apply. Please see the staff page for current fellows and their backgrounds. Send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Evins to be considered.


Clinical Fellowships

Randi Schuster talkACGME-approved fellowships in addiction psychiatry are available as a one-year fellowship or as a two-year half-time fellowship combined with sponsored research or private practice. Psychiatrists who complete the fellowship are board eligible in addiction psychiatry. Previous clinical fellows have gone on to have successful academic careers at Harvard and Yale, to direct private organizations that provide treatment services for people with psychiatric and substance use disorders in the community, and to private practice.

For more information on how to apply for any of these fellowships, go to our How to Apply page.