Number 3, April 2005

This E-news is issued every other month to inform the international drug abuse research community about:

What's New

DISCA-Supported Research Supports Fluoxetine as Pharmacotherapy for Methamphetamine; DISCA Team Awarded Additional Binational Funding

Two Scientists Named 2005 WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellows

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Funding Opportunities

Existing Funding Updates

on NIDA’s International Program funding opportunities:

Fogarty International Center Funding News

The Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award (FIRCA)—Basic Biomedical (FIRCA–BB) and the companion FIRCA—Behavioral and Social Sciences (FIRCA–BSS) have been published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The FIRCA foreign collaborators may now submit a follow-up FIRCA under their own names as the Principal Investigator. Please note the new deadlines for these awards:


The Fogarty “International Research Collaboration- Basic Biomedical” Sciences Research Award (FIRCA-BB) facilitates collaborative basic biomedical research between scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and investigators in developing countries. For behavioral and social science, research see the companion Fogarty “International Research Collaboration- Behavioral and Social Sciences” Research Award Program (FIRCA-BSS) announcement PAR-05-073 at:

Receipt dates:

  • January 21 (replaces March 25)
  • May 21 (replaces July 25)
  • September 21 (replaces Nov. 25)


The Fogarty “International Research Collaboration- Behavioral, Social Sciences” Research Award (FIRCA-BSS) facilitates collaborative behavioral and social science research between scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and investigators in developing countries. For basic biomedical research see the companion Fogarty “International Research Collaboration - Basic Biomedical” Research Award Program (FIRCA-BB) announcement PAR-05-072 at:

Receipt date: 

  • September 21 (along with the IRSDA-BSS and GRIP-BSS)

For updates and information, please see the Fogarty Center web site:

If you also wish to join the FIRCA list:
Send an email to LISTSERV@LIST.NIH.GOV. In the subject, type SUBSCRIBE FIRCA-L.

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The Research Training and Exchange Program

For current information on NIDA and NIH training and exchange programs, please visit the following Web pages:

NIDA International Program

NIH Fogarty International Center

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Click here for upcoming meetings of interest

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Public Announcements from NIDA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Medication May Reduce Inhalant-Seeking Behavior in Rats

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Reading Corner

Look here for research articles or other publications of interest to the international drug abuse research community.

Decreasing international HIV transmission: the role of expanding access to Opioid agonist therapies for injection drug users
Lynn E. Sullivan1, David S. Metzger2, Paul J. Fudala2 and David A. Fellin1
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT1, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA2
Addiction 100 (2), 150-158.

Publishing Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed
Thomas F. Babor, Kerstin Stenius and Susan Savva, eds. 
London, 2004, International Society of Addiction Journal Editors
Co-published with the World Health Organization

NIDA Funds New Research Tool For Behavioral Scientists

The Research Assistant is a NIDA-funded, online tool for behavioral scientists that includes a grant-writing tutorial, including an interactive proposal outline-building feature; databases and statistical support; search engines; anecdotes from seasoned researchers; and links to other searchable Websites. The site can help researchers collect data, assemble a research proposal team, choose a statistical method, or select a journal for publishing an article. Although the site provides funding information, that information is not geared toward the international audience.

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