NIDA has reissued its Program Announcements (PAs) soliciting collaborative research proposals between investigators from domestic U.S. institutions and researchers in other countries. The PAs—International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research—will be in effect until May 8, 2018. Researchers may choose one of three grant programs in response to these broad calls for innovative research proposals:
NIDA has committed $2 million in fiscal year (FY) 2014 to fund two to three awards for scientists who propose cutting-edge—and possibly transformative—approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research on HIV/AIDS that are relevant to drug abuse. Applications are due November 6, 2013. For more information, see RFA-DA-14-008
As part of its effort to encourage rigorous collaborative international research, the NIDA International Program has issued three Program Announcements soliciting proposals for International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research to support projects that:
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.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) intends to commit $4 million to fund 8 to 10 awards in fiscal year 2012 to support implementation science projects that will inform the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) as it develops more efficient and cost-effective methods to deliver HIV prevention, treatment, and care for drug-using populations.
Last year, NIDA funded four new projects through its Program Announcements (PA) for International Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research. The PAs solicit applications involving research partnerships between NIDA grantees at U.S. institutions and their partners in other countries. Three R01 Research Grant Proposals and one R21 Exploratory/Development Research Grant were funded:
The Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program (FABTP) seeks applications from eligible African institutions for a funded collaborative partnership in international research ethics. The goal of the training partnership is to enhance research ethics capacity within the selected African institution. Applicant institutions must meet institutional eligibility requirements. The training partnership will occur over a 12-month period beginning October 2011, with opportunities for continued collaboration thereafter.
Recent awards through the NIDA International Program Announcements (PA) on International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research will support four research teams investigating drug-related HIV: