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Call for Proposals: Pleasure and Self-Regulating Drug Use

Aliza Cohen

The Office of Academic Engagement undertook a project in the last two years to develop recommendations about how to fill in gaps in the drug policy research environment and improve the evidence base that informs drug policy in the United States. We are excited to announce the next iteration of Unbounded Knowledge: Re-envisioning Drug Policy Research (UBK), which will take place November 6, 2019 in St. Louis, MO. 

We invite proposals for researchers from all disciplines to join us for the pilot one-day research incubator to develop projects focused on the topic of non-problematic drug use and pleasure. Scholars will convene to formulate specific research projects with the explicit intent of developing grant proposals to submit for funding. The call for proposals describes the project and workshop goals in more detail and provides information on the application process. Please note that the deadline for submission is September 13, 2019, and application materials should be submitted to Jules Netherland (jnetherland@drugpolicy.org) and Ingrid Walker (iwalker2@washington.edu). 

You can view outcomes from our previous UBK meetings here and read more about recommendations generated from the project in our article “Developing a Transformative Drug Policy Research Agenda in the United States.” We welcome any questions and look forward to receiving your proposal. 

See the submission guidelines (PDF).