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Number 10, June 2006

This E-news is issued every other month to inform the international drug abuse research community about:

What’s New

NIDA International Forum

More than 289 registrants from 53 countries participated in the NIDA International Forum, which was held June 16-19 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Participants were enthusiastic about the plenary session, workshops, and international research poster session.

NIDA International Program Awards of Excellence

The NIDA International Program inaugurated an award program to honor mentors, researchers, binational collaborative teams, and individuals whose efforts support the International Program mission.

2006 Awards of Excellence

  • Excellence in Mentoring: Robert L. Balster
  • Excellence in International Leadership: Flávio Pechansky
  • Excellence in Collaborative Research: George Woody and Edwin Zvartau
  • Special Recognition Award: Judy McCormally

2007 Awards of Excellence

NIDA International Program Fiscal Year 2005 Annual Report Summary (908KB)
NIDA International Program activities both foster international cooperation on biomedical and behavioral research into drug abuse and addiction and promote the research priorities of other NIDA components.

NIDA International Research Interests and Opportunities (1.7MB)
During the June 2006 NIDA International Forum poster session, representatives from nine NIDA components presented posters summarizing the units' goals, research interests, international focus, and international funding priorities.

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Funding Opportunities

NIH is transitioning to electronic submission of grant applications!
The National Institutes of Health has begun requiring some grant applications to be submitted electronically and will complete the transition in September 2007. During the transition, check each funding announcement carefully to determine if your application will be accepted on paper or must be submitted electronically through the NIH Office of Extramural Research for more information.

 

International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program (R01): RFA-TW-06-006
Letter of intent deadline: August 25, 2006
Application deadline: September 25, 2006

The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH/OD).

International Research Collaboration - Basic Biomedical (FIRCA-BB) (R03): PAR-06-436
Application deadlines:

  • September 21, 2006
  • January 21, May 21, or September 21, 2007
  • January 21, 2008
  • NOTE: electronically.

The Fogarty International Research Collaboration - Basic Biomedical Sciences Research Award (FIRCA-BB) facilitates collaborative basic biomedical research between scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and investigators in developing countries. The NIDA and nine other NIH components.

International Research Collaboration - Behavioral, Social Sciences (FIRCA-BSS) (R03): PAR-06-437
Application deadlines: September 21, 2006 and September 21, 2007
NOTE: Applications MUST be submitted electronically

The Fogarty International Research Collaboration - Behavioral, Social Sciences Research Award (FIRCA-BSS) facilitates collaborative behavioral and social science research between scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and investigators in developing countries. The NIDA and nine other NIH components.

Additional NIDA-Supported Recent Funding Opportunities

Research or Training Travel Grants

The Directory of International Short-Term Travel Grants in the Health Sciences with information about nearly 100 funding opportunities that support travel for the purpose of research or training. Opportunities span every nation of the world and range in duration from a few days to a year or longer. The list does not include grants offered for the purpose of attending a single specific conference.

 

Existing Updates on NIDA’s International Program funding opportunities:

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Research Training and Exchange Updates

For current information on NIDA and NIH training and exchange programs, please visit the following Web pages:

NIDA International Program
The NIDA International Program fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by drug abuse researchers around the globe. International scientific collaboration in drug abuse research is fostered through the following programs:

  • INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowship
    Click on the above link if you are a postdoctoral researcher and would like to collaborate with a NIDA grantee. Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 1. Notification of Award: June 1 and December 1. Fellowships awarded in June must begin by December 31 of the same year. Fellowships awarded in December must begin by June 30 of the following year. If you need an extension, please submit your request via e-mail to NIDA International Program at nida_ip@iqsolutions.com
  • Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Program
    Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award (USDISCA) Program

    Click on the above link if you are a senior scientist collaborating with a NIDA grantee and would like to work together in the most suitable locale for joint research. Application Deadline: January 1. Notification of Award: March 1. If you need an extension, please submit your request via e-mail to NIDA International Program at nida_ip@iqsolutions.com.
  • NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship
    Click on the above link if you are a mid-career professional who wants to gain international experience at a U.S. research institute. The NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship is a component of the larger U.S. Department of State program, and you must contact the U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission in your home country to apply. The U.S. Department of State is the primary sponsor of the Hubert H. Humphrey Program.
    • Congratulations to the 2005–2006 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows
      On Friday, May 19, 2006, a graduation ceremony was held for the 2005-2006 Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Distinguished guests included Ms. Dale Weiss, NIDA International Program; Dr. William W. Eaton, Chair, Mental Health Department, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. James Yager, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health; Paul Schelp, Humphrey Program Officer, Office of Global Educational Programs, U.S. Department of State; and Dr. Judith Babbitts, Director, Humphrey Fellowship Program, Institute of International Education.
      The 2005-2006 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows worked with Dr. Wallace Mandell, Humphrey Coordinator and Ms. Nancy Young, Humphrey Program Coordinator at the Department of Mental Health throughout their fellowship, which included a 10 months of academic study at Johns Hopkins and a 6-week professional affiliation with a NIDA-supported grantee. The NIDA International Program wishes all of the fellows continued success in building new professional affiliations and continued collaborations.
      The 2005-2006 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows were:
      • Dhanesh K. Gupta, M.D., India
      • Fadi Hammal, M.D., Syria
      • Alexandra Hill, B.A., El Salvador
      • Abdallah Mansour, M.B.B.Ch., Egypt
      • Islam Miftari, M.D., Kosovo
      • Stephen E. D. Nsimba, Ph.D., Tanzania
      • Patricia Schmid, M.M.H., Brazil
      • Anna Tkachenko, M.D., Russia
      • Nataliya Vlasova, Psychologist, Ukraine

        Reflections on the Humphrey Fellows' Experience at Johns Hopkins
        Alexandra Hill and Patricia Schmid, representing the 2005-2006 Humphrey Fellows

NIH Office of Extramural Research — Funding Opportunities and Notices

NIH Fogarty International Center
The Fogarty International Center, the international component of the NIH, addresses global health challenges through innovative and collaborative research and training programs and supports and advances the NIH mission through international partnerships.

  • Programs and Initiatives
  • NIH Grants Information and Program Application Deadlines & Review Cycle Dates
  • Fogarty International Center / Ellison Medical Foundation - Overseas Fellowships in Global Health and Clinical Research: Are you a graduate-level U.S. student in the health professions? The Fogarty International Center/Ellison Medical Foundation offers Clinical Research Training Fellowships that provide a 1-year clinical research training experience at top-ranked, NIH-funded research centers in developing countries of Africa, Asia, Central America, and South America.

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Meetings

Calendar of Major Scientific Meetings in Drug Abuse Research

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Other Items of Interest

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The Research Assistant
NIDA-funded research online tool for behavioral scientists.

NOTE: The following information is being provided for informational purposes only. Reference to any Website listed below does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by NIDA/NIH/HHS.

  • Canadian Centre on Drug Abuse
    The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is Canada's national addictions agency. Established by an Act of Parliament in 1988, the Centre provides objective, evidence-based information and advice aimed at reducing the health, social and economic harm associated with substance abuse and addictions.
  • The International Certification in Addiction Medicine for physicians. The test of clinical knowledge confirms physicians’ familiarity with the basic components of addiction medicine (pharmacology, psychiatry, general medicine, and psychology) in content areas including prevention, diagnosis, intoxication and withdrawal, treatment, medical and psychiatric comorbidities, pain management, children and adolescents, and behavioral addiction.

Access to Free or Low Cost Online Publications for Researchers

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Reading Corner

Look here for research articles or other publications that may be of interest to the international drug abuse research community.

  • PubMed Citations for Former INVEST and Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows
  • 2005 NIDA Distinguished International Scientist Dr. Luc Denoroy and colleagues at Université Claude Bernard de Lyon France have published their research discussing how NMDA receptors inhibit the mild hypoxia-induced dopamine efflux in the rat striatum. The short communication appeared in Synapse, 59(7): 458-961, 2006.
  • NIDA Notes Volume 20, Number 4, includes a brief summary of an international collaborative research project published by Dr. Edwin Zvartau, Pavlov Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Dr. Robert Balster, Virginia Commonwealth University. See "New Tools for Studying Inhalant Abuse," which reviews an article by Dr. Zvartau and Dr. Balster that appeared in the European Journal of Pharmacology 485(1-3):211-218, 2004.

NOTE: The following information is being provided for informational purposes only. Reference to any Website listed below does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by NIDA/NIH/HHS.

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This page was last updated May 2006

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