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INVEST/CTN Drug Abuse Research Fellowship

Extended Application Deadline: April 20

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program and the Center for Clinical Trials Network (CCTN) have joined forces to offer INVEST/CTN Fellowships to non-U.S. scientists who will work with a mentor affiliated with one of the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Regional Research and Training Centers.

Tuition Scholarships Available to Dutch Addiction Program Summer Institute

Application Deadline: April 15, 2011

Full tuition scholarships are available for participation in the 2011 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction, a multidisciplinary summer training program in addiction research.

The Summer Institute is a 2-week, intensive multidisciplinary program offering graduate-level and continuing professional development training in addiction, while promoting opportunities for international networking.

South African Investigator Receives International Traveling Fellowship Award

The World Health Organization, NIDA, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) together have selected this year’s recipient of the International Traveling Fellowship Award. Hetta Gouse, Ph.D., University of Cape Town, South Africa, received the award based on her research into the investigation of the effects of methamphetamine in a South African sample using detailed neuropsychological testing and a functional magnetic resonance imaging reward task. The award enables Dr.

INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowship

Extended Application Deadline: April 20

NIDA Awards Tuition Waiver for Intensive Summer Institute in Addiction

Cendrine Danae Robinson, a doctoral student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was recently awarded a tuition waiver from the NIDA International Program to attend the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction in the Netherlands later this year.

USAID Adopts New Ethics Rules

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) issued a new Scientific Integrity Policy (441 KB) in late March.

Opportunities To Conduct Research in Australia

The Australian Government is offering awards to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and its neighbors through the country’s extensive scholarship programs. The Endeavor Award is an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East to undertake study, research, and professional development in Australia. Awards are available for postgraduate or postdoctoral fellows or midcareer professionals interested in enhancing their professional development.

New Prescription Drug Curriculum Available

A new online curriculum for clinicians reviews prescription drug abuse within the common clinical scenario of chronic pain management in outpatient settings.

The Prescription Drug Abuse Curriculum is a free, downloadable PowerPoint presentation designed to increase awareness of the problem of prescription drug abuse. It focuses on psychosocial and medical issues associated with pharmacologic management of chronic pain and provides a framework for safe prescribing practices.

New Fellowship Opportunity for Mexican Postdoctoral Scientists

A new fellowship program will enable talented Mexican postdoctoral scientists to devote 12 months to drug abuse prevention research in the United States.

NIDA and the Mexican National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz (NIP), along with the Mexican National Commission Against Addictions (CONADIC) and the Society for Prevention Research, have established the United States–Mexico Drug Abuse Prevention Research Fellowship.

New NIDA International Program Fellowship Application Deadlines

The NIDA International Program is announcing new application deadlines for its three postdoctoral training fellowships. The deadlines are being adjusted to streamline the application receipt and review processes.

Application deadlines for the following fellowships are now April 1:

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