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Midcareer Fellowship Opportunities Available

Embassies around the world are now accepting applications for the 2013–2014 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship, which supports a 10-month training program for midcareer drug abuse professionals from eligible countries. The NIDA International Program partners with the U.S. State Department to support fellows who participate in a combination of academic courses at Virginia Commonwealth, Johns Hopkins, Emory, or Tulane universities, and a professional affiliation with an Institute grantee.

Drug Abuse Prevention Research Fellowship Trains "Next Generation" of Mexican Prevention Research Scientists

As the first U.S.–Mexico Drug Abuse Prevention Research Fellow, Argentina Servin, M.D., says she feels very responsible for learning everything possible during the fellowship and applying her knowledge in her home country. She works with commercial sex workers (CSWs), injection drug users (IDUs), and their children to break the cycle of drug use and sex-for-drugs that contributes to the HIV epidemic in northern Mexico. “Even my colleagues working in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez are astonished at the number of young people affected by CSW/IDU parents and environments,” Dr. Servin said.

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.

Two New Online Resources Enhance Research Methods

Researchers now have access to free, online tools developed with National Institutes of Health support to standardize research methods. Developed as part of a collaborative effort that included experts from across the globe, the tools promote the collection of comparable data across studies and rigorous design of behavioral and social science research projects.

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.

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/CTN Fellowships Contribute to Clinical Research Advances

Recently, two INVEST/Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Drug Abuse Research Fellows completed their 12-month postdoctoral fellowships, having acquired significant experience in conducting clinical trials and genotyping, respectively:

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:

International AIDS Society, NIDA Select New Postdoctoral Fellows

The International AIDS Society (IAS) and NIDA have awarded postdoctoral fellowships to scientists from China and Indonesia. IAS and NIDA cosponsor the fellowships, which provide 18 months of training with an expert in drug abuse-related HIV to advance scientific understanding of the linkages between drug use and HIV while fostering multinational research. The 2011 fellows are:

International AIDS Society, NIDA Select New Fellows

The International AIDS Society (IAS) and NIDA have awarded postdoctoral fellowships to scientists from Bangladesh, Greece, and Iran and professional development fellowships to scientists from Iran and Tajikistan. IAS and NIDA cosponsor the fellowships. The postdoctoral awards provide 18 months of training with an expert in drug abuse-related HIV to advance scientific understanding of the linkages between drug use and HIV while fostering multinational research.

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