IRIS Recovery Research Fellowship

Applications are closed for the 2022-2023 IRIS Recovery Research Fellowship

A 10-month learning community to build research skills towards greater peer workforce integration into the opioid recovery support system. Fellows will represent diverse recovery roles: peers, peer supervisors, clinicians, trainers, advocates, other agency staff, graduate students, and junior faculty. 

About the IRIS Fellowship

Fellows will meet once a month from 9am-4:30pm at University of Maryland, Baltimore between September 2022 - June 2023 to achieve these outcomes: 

  • Develop a network with which to collaborate, including through participatory research 

  • Use research to uplift benefits of peer services towards greater workforce integration  

  • Gain deeper understanding of research processes and practices        

  • Use agency data to enhance program management, evaluation, and fundraising 

  • Apply research to improve not just peer services, but all recovery supports 

  • Develop and share findings from research towards community education and advocacy   

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Benefits of Participation

  •  Monthly full day learning sessions​

  •  Network with other field leaders ​

  •  Tools for evaluation and funding​

  •  $5,000 mini-grant to eligible agencies​

  • $1,000 honorarium for eligible Fellows    

Target Audience

  • Peers and other recovery agency staff whose role uses research or data; or​

  • Graduate students or junior faculty who work on opioid recovery; or​

  • Those who wish to use research to improve practice/advocacy; or  ​

  • Those with interest and investment in peer workforce integration

Program Summary

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