UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction (CSUA), part of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) at Penn State, has announced an open invitation for its Community Fellows Program.
The Community Fellows Program, a funding mechanism of CSUA and the SSRI, provides support for faculty seeking to develop University-community collaborations that address harmful substance use, misuse, and addiction, and its spillover effects to families and communities. These collaborations should be aimed at building sustainable, evidence-based or evidence-informed programs, policies and/or practices that can effectively address issues related to harmful substance use/misuse/addiction within a targeted community.
Successful candidates will participate in webinars and workshops aimed at developing competencies in domains such as community engagement, program development, implementation and evaluation, partnering with government officials to promote evidence-based policy, and grant-writing.
All full-time Penn State faculty members who hold an appointment at a Penn State location are eligible to submit an application. Commonwealth campus faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications should first be submitted for approval to the faculty member’s department/program head and are due on Dec. 2. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions no later than Dec. 21.
The CSUA, housed in the Social Science Research Institute, draws on the expertise of substance-based researchers, educators and practitioners from across Penn State to develop and implement effective programs, policies and practices aimed at preventing and treating addiction and its spillover effects on children, families and communities.