We are often asked by investigators where they can find information about NIDA funding priorities. The NIDA Funding Webpage is a great resource to check often since it provides information about both NIDA-specific and trans-NIH funding opportunities of interest to all scientists seeking to better understand, treat, and prevent substance use and addiction. NIDA also maintains a Funding Announcements newsletter that is published weekly that you can subscribe to here; however, the ORT newsletter will highlight all the funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) of interest to the training and career development community.
Another way to learn about NIDA research priorities is to read the Director’s Report that is presented to the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse (NACDA) which convenes three times a year. NACDA advises NIDA on research priorities and other important issues that impact addiction science, and it also serves as the second level of review for grant applications. In the open portion of the meeting, Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director, addresses council on budget updates, NIDA initiatives, and state of the science. All presentations are livestreamed and archived via the NIH videocast service and presentation slides are uploaded to the web shortly after Council. A link to the livestream can be found on the NACDA agenda for each Council. These reports are an incredible resource for investigators to learn more about the current and future initiatives of NIDA.
Did you know?
A new Behavioral and Social Clinical Trials Template, adapted from the NIH-FDA Phase 2 & 3 IND-IDE Clinical Trial Template to include terminology and approaches used by behavioral and social scientists, was recently made available. Although not required, investigators are encouraged to use this template to prepare research protocols for human studies measuring a behavioral or social outcome, or testing a behavioral or social science based intervention.
NIH expands the use of Notices of Special Interest (NOSI)
NIH will begin phasing out Program Announcements (PAs) and replacing them with Notices of Special Interest (NOSI). NOSIs highlight specific areas of science NIH is interested in and direct applicants to funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), often parent announcements, for submission of applications. Read the full notice.
Required use of xTRACT System for Research Performance Progress Reports in Training Grants in fiscal year 2020
Beginning in fiscal year 2020, training grant recipients will be required to use the xTRACT system to prepare the required data tables for Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPPs) for pre- and postdoctoral research training grants. The xTRACT system creates research training data tables and tracks trainee outcomes. (Note that xTRACT is not yet required to prepare training tables for new and renewal applications.) Read the full announcement.
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31-Diversity) PA-19-196
- NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00) RFA-NS-19-011
- Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36) PA-16-443
- BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Clinical Trial Required) PAR-18-813
- BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-18-814
- Pathway to Independence Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required) RFA-OD-18-008
- Pathway to Independence Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-OD-18-007
- BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) RFA-MH-18-510
- Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in Mobile and Wireless Health Technology and Data Analytics: Cross-Training at the intersection of Behavioral and Social Sciences and STEM Disciplines (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-18-881
- Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in Mobile and Wireless Health Technology and Data Analytics: Cross-Training at the intersection of Behavioral and Social Sciences and STEM Disciplines (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Required) PAR-18-882
- Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-OD-18-005
- Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Required) RFA-OD-18-006
- NIDA Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder Research (K12 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-18-746
- NEW Workshops on the Use of Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Data (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-DA-20-001
- NIDA Research Education Program for Clinical Researchers and Clinicians (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-258
- Providing Research Education Experiences to Enhance Diversity in the Next Generation of Substance Abuse and Addiction Scientists (R25 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed) PAR-19-246
- Alcohol and Other Substance Use Research Education Programs for Health Professionals (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-207
- Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-197