February 24, 2016

NIDA International Program Associate Director Dale Weiss is coordinating a series of webinars on the Institute’s international fellowship opportunities. The first webinar focused on the NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowships for midcareer professionals from selected countries, the U.S.–Mexico Drug Abuse Prevention Research Fellowship for postdoctoral preventionists from Mexico, and the INVEST/Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Drug Abuse Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers. The November 18, 2015, session attracted nearly 100 participants from 41 countries. Speakers included Ms. Weiss; Jacqueline Lloyd and Rich Jenkins, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research; Carmen Rosa, Center for the Clinical Trials Network; and former Hubert H. Humphrey, U.S.–Mexico, and INVEST/CTN fellows who offered advice for potential applicants. The next webinar will feature the NIDA–Inserm Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Fellowships for U.S. and French Scientists. Ms. Weiss also discussed postdoctoral funding opportunities for international researchers during a symposium titled “NIH and Early- Career Investigators: What You Need To Know.” The meeting was held October 19, 2015, at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Nancy Pilotte, NIDA Division of Neuroscience and Behavior, organized and moderated the symposium.