Number 6, October 2005

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

What's New

INVEST, Humphrey Fellows Meet NIDA Officials and Tour NIH

NIDA Hosts Foresight Brain Science, Addiction and Drugs Project
Are improved treatments for addiction, new treatments for disorders like schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, and cognition enhancers in our future? Representatives from Foresight, the British government’s science-based think tank, presented results from the group’s Brain Science, Addiction, and Drugs Project at a NIDA Director’s Seminar on September 26, 2005, at NIDA headquarters.

2006 NIDA International Forum


Are you looking to network and build international research collaboration? Are you looking to share your research findings? Participate and submit your abstract to the 2006 NIDA International Forum. The 2006 International Forum will be held in conjunction with the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD).

June 16–19, 2006

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Phone: +1 480 585 4848

The NIDA International Forum is the venue where you will find excellent opportunities to network with talented colleagues in your field, learn about drug abuse research and policy issues in other countries, and receive updates on NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that support international collaborations.

A limited number of travel awards is available to participants whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the NIDA International Research Poster Session. This award provides partial support to cover the registration, transportation, and lodging costs associated with the 2006 NIDA International Forum and CPDD meetings.



  • Forum Online Registration Opens

JANUARY 15, 2006

  • Deadline for Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Application
  • Deadline for WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellowship Application

FEBRUARY 15, 2006

  • Forum Abstract and Travel Award Notification
  • WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellowship Notification (to be confirmed)

APRIL 10, 2006

  • Deadline for Forum Registration and Lodging Reservations

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Funding Opportunities

International Research Collaboration on Drug Addiction, PA-06-050
NIDA has reissued this Program Announcement soliciting collaborative research proposals on drug abuse and addiction that take advantage of unusual talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions in other countries; speed scientific discovery; and meet NIDA research priorities. Applicants may propose investigations using the NIH Research Project (R01) mechanism. The new announcement, PA-06-050, uses standard receipt dates and expires January 3, 2009.

Existing Updates on NIDA’s International Program funding opportunities:

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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
The NIDA International Program fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by drug abuse researchers around the globe. International scientific collaboration in drug abuse research is fostered through different exchange programs including the INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowship, the NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship, and the Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Program.

  • INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowship applications are still being accepted for the October 1 deadline!
    • Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 1
    • Notification of Award: June 1 and December 1
    • Fellowships awarded in June must begin by December 31 of the current year.
    • Fellowships awarded in December must begin by June 30 of the following year.
  • How can I get help in finding a mentor or connecting with a NIDA grantee?

    To find a mentor who is right for you or to connect with a NIDA grantee, consult the online database of research projects supported by NIH at, review journals online at PubMed, or e-mail the NIDA International Program for assistance.

NIH Fogarty International Center
The Fogarty International Center, the international component of the NIH, addresses global health challenges through innovative and collaborative research and training programs and supports and advances the NIH mission through international partnerships.

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Calendar of Major Scientific Meetings in Drug Abuse Research

Inhalant Abuse among Children and Adolescents: Building an International Research Agenda

November 7–9, 2005
NIDA Neuroscience Conference Room D, Rockville, Maryland, USA

This conference, co-sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Fogarty International Center, will be co-hosted by institutions from Canada and Mexico, with participants and presenters invited from other regions of the world. Attendance at this conference is by invitation only. If you are interested in this meeting, please contact Deborah Harris at 301-984-1471 or via e-mail at

Summaries of Past SfN Events
November 12–16, 2005
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

Check out the Satellite and Ancillary Events for other NIDA-sponsored meetings at this conference.

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

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Other Items of Interest

Get Automated PubMed Updates From My NCBIG

Through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), researchers can create a free account to save searches, set up e-mail alerts for new content, display links to Web resources, and choose filters that group search results. Users must register, and their browsers must accept cookies. PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes more than 15 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals as well as links to full text articles and other related resources.

NIDA Funds New Research Tool For Behavioral Scientists

NOTE: The following information is being provided for informational purposes only. Reference to any Website listed below does not constitute endorsement of or recommendation by NIDA/NIH/DHHS.

Access to Free or Low Cost Online Publications for Researchers

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Reading Corner

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

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