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NIDA Health Disparities – Specific Funding Opportunities

Diversity-promoting Institutions Drug Abuse Research Program (DIDARP) (R24)
PAR-09-011 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-011.html)

The purpose of this ongoing program is to increase the drug-abuse and addiction-research capacity of institutions that historically and/or currently serve students from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. Grants will be provided to foster the research-career development of a highly diverse cadre of students, faculty and staff who are underrepresented in drug-abuse research. All capacity development and research activities must address scientific areas related to the mission and priorities of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, and Vulnerable Populations in the U.S.
PA-09-236 (R01) (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-236.html)
PA-09-237 (R21) (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-237.html)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications to identify the role(s) that drug abuse plays in fueling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in vulnerable groups (racial/ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men, youth) in the United States, to develop effective interventions to prevent new infections, to improve the health and well-being of those living with HIV/AIDS. It is essential to understand the factors (biological, behavioral, psychosocial, environmental, institutional, etc.) responsible for the profoundly disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDS among vulnerable groups. This FOA will support studies to 1) understand the contribution of drug abuse (both injection and non-injection) to the acquisition and/or transmission of HIV; 2) study disease progression and disease outcomes; 3) develop and/or improve prevention and treatment interventions; and 4) address organizational, structural, and/or community-level factors including social, drug-using, and sexual networks.