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NIDA has awarded postdoctoral fellowships to scientists from France, Iran, and Northern Ireland. The French Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm) has awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to a U.S. scientist. These NIDA-supported fellows will work with mentors who are NIDA employees or grantees at the mentors’ institutions in the United States.

Rubén Muñoz, Ph.D., a researcher and teacher at the Latino American Faculty of Social Science (FLACSO) of Ecuador, has been awarded a NIDA-ANRS Drug Abuse and HIV Research Fellowship. NIDA and the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS) created the 12-month postdoctoral research fellowship to advance scientific understanding of the linkages between drug abuse and HIV while fostering multinational research. Dr.

NIDA International Program Associate Director Dale Weiss, right, presents a certificate to the newest NIDA-Inserm Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Celine Nicolas, University of PoitiersNIDA International Program Associate Director Dale Weiss, right, presents a certificate to the newest NIDA-Inserm Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Celine Nicolas, University of Poitiers.

The European Research Area Network on Illicit Drugs (ERANID) has announced plans to fund €4 million in multidisciplinary, transnational research investigating processes underlying the dynamics of drug use pathways and transitions between types of drug use. Funding organizations in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and the Netherlands will support researchers from their own nations working in networks with colleagues from other participating countries. Details are available here.

NIDA and the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS) have created a postdoctoral research fellowship to advance scientific understanding of the linkages between drug abuse and HIV while fostering multinational research. The new fellowship is the fifth postdoctoral fellowship program established under the NIDA International Visiting Scientists and Technical Exchange (INVEST) Program.

The application deadline is May 1 for the 2014 round of postdoctoral research exchange fellowships cosponsored by NIDA and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm). In fiscal year 2014, NIDA will support up to two awards for French scientists to work in the United States with an eligible NIDA grantee, and Inserm will support up to two awards for U.S. scientists to work in France with an eligible mentor at an Inserm research unit or center. U.S.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2013

Signing the binational agreement between NIDA and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale Signing the binational agreement between NIDA and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm) are, from left, NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D.; His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador of France; and Inserm Chair and Chief Executive Officer André Syrota, M.D.

NIDA and the French Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM) co-hosted a workshop during the Society for Neuroscience annual conference to explore opportunities to enhance collaborative research and research training activities between the United States and France. NIDA Director Nora Volkow, M.D., and Etienne Hirsch, Ph.D., INSERM, co-chaired the October 15, 2012, workshop. After speakers described the research priorities and capabilities of the two organizations, the invited U.S.

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