The Kettil Bruun Society is an international and multidisciplinary society, aiming to promote social and epidemiological research which fosters comparative understanding of the social aspects of alcohol problems in different countries and across different sub-populations.

The purpose of the KBS Early Career Scientist Award is to recognize the excellence of the papers presented by early career scientists at the KBS Annual Symposium held each year in early June. The award is a cash prize of 250 Euros and two years membership of the Kettil Bruun Society.

The best paper presented by an early career scientist will be selected by a scientific committee, based on its contribution to advancing knowledge in alcohol research and on its theoretical and methodological quality.

The winner will be announced and the award presented towards the end of the meeting.



Applicants who:

- are students studying for their masters or doctoral degree or early career scientists who have obtained their doctoral degree within the last two years.
- are presenting a paper as a first author.



The June 2006 award has been presented.  For the future, applicants must send their full conference paper to Tim Stockwell, KBS President (  along with a covering letter stating how long the applicant has been engaged in social and/or epidemiological research on alcohol and the year they obtained their PhD if applicable.



Tim Stockwell , Henk Garretsen, Deborah Dawson and Kate Graham.