Revised April 2020
Formerly known as Drug Abuse Topics of Special/Continuing Interest (DAT)
A Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is a new format for NIH Institutes/Centers to share and update their research priorities. NOSIs are intended to replace Program Announcements (PAs) that do not have special review criteria or set aside funds. Each NOSI describes aims in a specific scientific area(s) and points to Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) through which investigators can apply for support.
Note that we continue to encourage investigator-initiated projects in topic areas not listed here, and that applications submitted in response to the relevant funding opportunities are NOT limited to the research and development areas described below.
This website only lists scientific/research topics and contacts and instructions for linking applications to specific topics of interest to NIDA (NOSIs). What is not included are additional application instructions, eligibility restrictions, review criteria, selection criteria, or other items related to the completeness or compliance of an application. These are found in the SF424 application guide.
Instructions for Submitting Applications:
For funding consideration, applicants must include “NOT-XX-XXX” (without quotation marks) in the Agency Routing Identifier field (box 4B) of the SF424 R&R form. Applications without this information in box 4B will not be considered as responding to a NOSI.