Institutional Awards

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Institutional Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Traineeships (T32) NIDA supports predoctoral and postdoctoral students through institutional training sites across the country. Applications for these positions need to go directly to the training sites’ program directors. Funding Announcement.


Mentored Clinical Scientists Development Program Award (K12)
Provides support to an educational institution or professional organization to support career development experiences for clinicians, leading to research independence. Newly trained clinicians are selected and appointed to the program by the grantee institution. Clinical research includes patient-oriented research, behavioral research, epidemiologic research, outcomes/health services research, and research with human tissues and specimens where an investigator directly interacts with human subjects in an outpatient or inpatient setting. Funding Announcement.


NIH Summer Research Experience Program for High School, College Students, and Science Teachers (R25)
Provides high quality summer research experiences for high school and college students, and for science teachers via institutional research education grants. These grant programs must focus on substance use/abuse/addiction and are expected to: help attract young students to careers in science; provide opportunities for college students to gain valuable research experience to help prepare them for graduate school; and enhance the skills of science teachers and enable them to more effectively communicate the nature of the scientific process to their students. The grant programs should also contribute to enhancing overall science literacy. Participants are selected and appointed to the program by the grantee institution. Funding Announcement.


Providing Research Education Experiences to Enhance Diversity in the Next Generation of Substance Abuse and Addiction Scientists (R25 – Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
This NIDA R25 funding opportunity seeks to facilitate the research education of undergraduate students, predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-stage investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the NIDA research portfolio. Individuals who are knowledgeable about substance abuse and addiction research and interested in focusing on this research area later in their careers are encouraged to apply. Funding Announcement.


Research Education Program for Clinical Researchers and Clinicians (R25)
NIDA supports the research education of medical/graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and/or independent scientists through institutional research education grants. These grants provide institutional support for clinically focused, transdisciplinary training programs in substance use/abuse/addiction research. Eligible participants should be training for careers as clinical researchers, clinicians/service providers, or (optimally) a combination of the two. Participants are selected and appointed to the program by the grantee institution. Funding Announcement.