What's New at CDAS

September 1, 2011

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware announces the James Inciardi Memorial Fellowship for 2011-2012.  The Inciardi Fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant pursuing a Ph.D. in the fields of Criminology and Sociology, pursuing research in areas such as Crime and the Criminal Justice System, Deviance, Violence, and Law. Applicants to the Ph.D. program in either Criminology or Sociology will be eligible for the award, provided that their research interests fall into one of these areas, as per the legally binding terms of the endowment.

The Fellowship is named in honor of James A. Inciardi, a Professor at the University of Delaware for over 30 years. Professor Inciardi published over 500 articles, chapters, books, and monographs in the areas of substance abuse, criminology, criminal justice, history, public policy, AIDS, medicine, and law.  Most notable were several seminal papers on the epidemiology of crack cocaine use, as well as the effectiveness of prison-based substance abuse treatment for drug-involved offenders.  His national and international funding success from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) led to the founding of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies (CDAS) in 1991 within the Department (www.udel.cdas). The Center flourishes with a portfolio of national and state research, collaborating with scholars nationally and internationally, and supporting a staff of part time and full time researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate interns.    

The Fellowship is a highly prestigious award offered on a competitive basis.  The Department grants only one award annually.  The Fellowship includes an increased annual stipend amount for three consecutive years, close mentoring, research experience, and one year free of any assistantship responsibilities that allows the fellow to  pursue his or her research agenda on a full-time basis.

For more information and application procedures, please visit http://www.udel.edu/soc/grad.html and contact Dr. Karen Parker, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at kparker@udel.edu.

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