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ERANID Transnational Funding Proposals Due October 18, 2016

September 2016
Provides a link to information about a funding opportunity, supported by the European Union, for transnational drug abuse research. Read more »

2016 NIDA International Forum Explores Global Developments in Drug Trends, Practice, and Policy

September 2016
Briefly summarizes the 2016 NIDA International Forum, including plenary session speakers, breakout session topics, and the NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research poster session. Read more »

IP Presents Awards of Excellence to Three Individuals

September 2016
Announces the recipients of the 2016 NIDA International Awards of Excellence in mentoring, international leadership, and collaborative research. Read more »

CPDD International Committee Presents Award for Best Poster at International Research Poster Session

September 2016
Announces the winner of the 2016 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) award for best international research poster presentation by a scientist from a low- or middle-income country at the joint NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research Poster Session. Read more »

NIDA International Forum Honors Dale Weiss as She Retires

September 2016
Announces the June 2016 retirement from NIDA of International Program Associate Director Dale S. Weiss. Read more »

Save the Date! 2017 NIDA International Forum Set for Montréal, Canada

September 2016
Announces the January 2, 2017, abstract submission and travel award application deadline as well as procedures for meeting registration for the 2017 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 16–19, 2017, in Montréal, Canada. Read more »

InWomen’s Group to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at 2017 Conference

September 2016
Announces the date and location of the 2017 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender (InWomen’s) Group Conference, to be held June 16, 2017, in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

SPR Meeting Features NIDA International Poster Session

September 2016
Describes the NIDA-supported international prevention research poster session that took place during the 2016 Society for Prevention Research meeting and announces travel awards provided to nine scientists. Read more »

NIDA Selects Four Postdoctoral Fellows

September 2016
Announces new NIDA–Inserm, INVEST, and INVEST/Clinical Trials Network postdoctoral fellowships for drug abuse researchers from four nations. Read more »

NIDA Awards Tuition Waivers for Three Researchers Attending Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

September 2016
Announces the recipients of NIDA scholarships to the 2016 Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction. Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellow Testifies Before UNGASS Panel

April 2016
Reviews the increasing prevalence of drug abuse by Pakistani women and the need for gender-specific treatment options discussed by NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows Asia Ashraf in testimony before the United Nations Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation on the World Drug Problem. Read more »

Videocasts Available for the NIH Marijuana and Cannabinoids Neuroscience Research Summit

April 2016
Provides links to videocasts from Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit, which was convened March 22–23, 2016, by the National Institutes of Health to make evidence-based information available to inform practice and policy regarding the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana. Read more »

Iranian Co-Editor Calls Neuroscience Publication “Tangible Output” of NIDA International Program

April 2016
Reports on how the NIDA International Program’s network-building efforts led to a multinational publication reporting on ways neuroscience methods and interventions can be used in clinical practice and identifying research gaps and clinical practice needs. Read more »

CPDD International Committee Awards Support Researchers Attending NIDA International Forum and CPDD Meetings

April 2016
Announces that researchers from Iran and Peru are the 2016 recipients of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee Awards that support the participation of drug abuse researchers from low- and middle-income countries at the NIDA International Forum and CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

Brazilian Researchers Establish Forum, CPDD Travel Award

April 2016
Announces the first recipient of the James Inciardi Award for Young Investigators, established in memory of Dr. Inciardi to provide travel support to the NIDA International Forum and College on Problems of Drug Dependence meetings for a researcher from the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Read more »

2016 NIDA International Forum Online Registration Closes May 2

April 2016
Announces the May 2, 2016, deadline for online registration for the 2016 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 10–13, 2016, in Palm Springs, California. Read more »

Register Online for InWomen’s 2016 Conference

April 2016
Summarizes the agenda and provides a link to the registration site for the 2016 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) Conference, which will be held June 10, 2016, in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

International Sites, New Partner Expand Drug Facts Week

February 2016
Describes NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows’ participation in a NIDA school- and community-based drug abuse education and prevention activity aimed at teens, and invites international organizations to sponsor events affiliated with National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week. Read more »

NIDA, NIAAA, and Inserm Review Research Advances and Potential Areas of Collaboration, Announce New NIDA–Inserm Fellows

February 2016
Announces the 2015 NIDA–Inserm Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Fellows and reports on binational meetings focused on collaborative addiction research focused on biomarkers of addiction, cellular and molecular mechanisms of addiction, and a longitudinal study of young adults in France to document risk factors for and consequences of diseases. Read more »

NIDA Participates in Meetings Focused on International Standards and Curricula

February 2016
Reports on expert meetings focused on developing and disseminating training curricula and building international standards for the prevention of drug use and treatment of drug use disorders. Read more »


2017 NIDA International Forum

June 16-19, 2017
Montreal, Canada

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Important Dates

NIDA International Program Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships:
April 1


September 5 - September 8, 2017
Campus of the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
January 11 - January 15, 2017
San Francisco, California, USA
February 16 - February 20, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts, USA