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National Institute on Drug Abuse -  NIDA NOTES
Volume 12, Number 3
May/June 1997

Where to Get Information About Applying for NIDA Grants

Information About NIDA Research Priorities and Grant Programs

  • Home Page on the World Wide Web: Click on Funding Information, then click on the appropriate highlighted word or phrase for:

    • Types of grants available from NIDA.
    • Recent NIDA program announcements (PAs), which solicit grant applications for NIDA's long-term research programs, and requests for applications (RFAs), which offer one-time grants for specific research programs. Includes names and phone numbers of NIDA program staff to contact to
    • discuss research ideas.
    • Training and fellowship grants, career development awards, and NIDA-funded research training sites.
    • Computer-aided grant writing with Morpheus. Morpheus is a new computerized, program to assist researchers in grant application development. Instructions are included for downloading the program.

  • NIDA Program Staff

    • Information and assistance on programmatic and scientific issues when completing a grant application. Appropriate staff are listed on the PAs and RFAs.

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide to Grants and Contracts at the NIH Home Page on the World Wide Web: Click on Grants and Contracts for:

    • Announcements of new NIDA PAs and RFAs. The Guide can also be accessed through the Home page by clicking on Funding Information.

  • NIDA Office of Science Policy and Communications, Deputy Research Training Coordinator Dr. Lucinda Miner, 6001 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, (301) 443-6071

    • Information on training or career development awards for researchers in the early stages of their careers.

NIH Grant Application Forms

The NIH grant application kit (Form PHS 398) contains instructions and forms needed to complete the application including deadlines and guidelines. The kit is available through:

  • NIH Center for Scientific Review.

  • NIH Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health, Room 1040, 6701 Rockledge Dr., MSC 7710, Bethesda, MD 20892-7710.

  • NIH Extramural Outreach and Information Resources Office, Office of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health, Room 6207, 6701 Rockledge Dr., MSC 7910, Bethesda, MD 20892-7910.

  • The Home Page at the address above, by clicking on Funding Information then clicking on Application for Grants.

  • Offices of Sponsored Research at most institutions that conduct NIH research.

Information on Review Procedures and Policies

  • NIDA Office of Extramural Program Review, 6001 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.

Information on Resources for Special Populations

These programs support the academic and career development of researchers and students interested in drug abuse research who are members of population groups such as racial and ethnic minorities that are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

  • Special Populations Office, Dr. Lula Beatty or Pamela Goodlow, NIDA Office of the Director, 6001 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.

  • Women's Health Coordinator, Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington, NIDA, 6001 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.

Answers to Most Frequently Asked Questions About Applying for Grants

From NIDA NOTES, May/June 1997

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