As part of its effort to encourage rigorous collaborative international research, the NIDA International Program has issued three Program Announcements soliciting proposals for International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research to support projects that:
- Are conducted in whole or in part outside the United States by investigators at U.S. institutions in partnership with investigators from other countries.
- Take advantage of a unique set of resources or subject populations that would otherwise be difficult to access domestically.
- Address NIDA’s scientific priority areas, which currently include HIV/AIDS, including seek-test-treat and retain interventions and development of HIV/AIDS medications and vaccines; nicotine addiction, including studies investigating smoking during pregnancy and development of nicotine medications and vaccines; and integration and standardization of databases containing information on brain imaging and genetics and associated phenotype data.
The broad call for innovative research is designed to encourage applications in all areas of drug addiction science, including but not limited to prevention, basic science, epidemiology, treatment, and health services.
Specific application requirements and deadlines differ for the three grant mechanisms: