International Research Funding

NIDA supports research on the biomedical and behavioral causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse and addiction. Learn how research is supported by reading the Introduction to Funding.

Although some international researchers receive NIDA support through a direct foreign grant, most international research is supported through a domestic grant with a foreign component, where a principal investigator from a U.S. institution works with a researcher from another country.

NOTE: ALL NIDA and National Institutes of Health grant applications must be submitted electronically. Visit Submit Your Grant Application for details.

Find a Research Partner

  • NIDA International Drug Abuse Research Abstract Database
    A searchable database of research abstracts presented at NIDA International Program meetings by scientists from around the globe working on drug abuse and addiction research.
  • NIH RePORTER
    A searchable repository of NIH-funded research projects. Use the matchmaker function to see a list of projects similar to yours, or search by category—such as investigator, institution, or NIH Institute—to find details such as project history, abstract, funding levels, or results.
  • Fellows World Map
    NIDA International fellows are trained in U.S. research methods and prepared to collaborate with drug abuse scientists from around the world. Click on the push pins within a country to find the names of individual fellows.  Names link to the fellow's journal articles indexed in PubMed.

Grant-Writing Tools

  • NIH Grants Process Overview
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research describes the steps researchers must take to plan, write, submit, revise, and resubmit a grant application. Resources for each step of the process provide guidance from NIH experts that can help maximize your understanding of the grants process and help you submit a successful grant application.
  • NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
    Provides tips for grant applicants and reviewers, describing the role of CSR in the National Institutes of Health funding process.
  • Grant Writing
    Provides guidance in developing a strong application that allows reviewers to better evaluate the science and merit of the application.

Funding Sources

Funding Opportunities

  • R01: PA-18-773 – International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research

    Research teams that include an investigator at a U.S.-based institution and a research partner in another country are encouraged to submit applications in any area of NIDA-supported science.

Research Priorities

  • Linkages between HIV/AIDS and drug abuse
  • Marijuana
  • Amphetamine-type stimulants abuse
  • Abuse of new psychoactive substances
  • Inhalant abuse
  • Smoking during pregnancy
  • Drugged driving
  • Projects that address NIDA’s Priority Focus Areas and crosscutting themes

Researcher Honors