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The International Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) works with colleagues from around the world to find evidence-based solutions to the public health problems of drug abuse, addiction, and drug-related HIV/AIDS. We build partnerships with countries, organizations, and individual researchers to promote new research initiatives, build international research capacity, and disseminate knowledge. NIDA supports the International Program mission because the Institute recognizes that addiction knows no borders, and that no country can solve the problem by acting alone.

The current International Program research priorities are:


  • Seek-test-treat and retain interventions
  • Medication and vaccine development

Nicotine addiction

  • Smoking during pregnancy
  • Medication and vaccine development

Integration and standardization of databases

  • Brain imaging
  • Genetics and associated phenotype information

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    2016 NIDA International Forum

    June 10-13, 2016
    Palm Springs, California
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    Important Dates

    NIDA International Program Fellowships

    Application Deadlines:
    Postdoctoral Fellowships:
    April 1


    January 13 - January 17, 2016
    Washington, DC, USA
    February 12 - February 15, 2016
    Washington, DC, USA
    March 2 - March 5, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois, USA