Building upon the mentoring activities, the IRTI facilitates the networking capabilities of the participating fellows. We recognize that providing fellows with the opportunity to meet other people who can also provide support, information, and resources is critical. Thus, the IRTI strongly supports participation in events that offer networking opportunities.

  • Scientific Conferences
  • Professional Meetings & Workshops

The IRTI provides travel awards for one scientific conference and one professional meeting or workshop per year during the 2-year fellowship to further develop skills and allow fellows to network with scientists with specific areas of expertise. Additionally, The IRTI program will also ensure special networking activities are available for IRTI fellows and alumni at conferences with a large contingency of fellows attending.

IRTI Panels/Symposiums/Workshops

We recognize the importance of highlighting and showcasing the important research and successful outcomes of our fellows. With IRTI program oversight, fellows will also be given the opportunity to organize and submit IRTI focused panels, symposiums, and workshop abstracts to established national meetings such as College on Problems of Drug Dependence, American Public Health Association, Society for Prevention Research, Society for Neuroscience. Financial support will be provided for fellows whose abstracts are accepted for oral presentations.