Notice of Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities: PAR-05-150, Expansion to Include Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Pertaining to Hurricane Katrina

Notice Number: NOT-DA-05-013 (The final receipt date for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is December 9, 2005, see NOT-DA-06-006)

Key Dates
Release Date: September 15, 2005

Issued by
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), (http://www.nida.nih.gov)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), (http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/)

Looking ahead: As part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ implementation of e-Government, during FY 2006 the NIH will gradually transition each research grant mechanism to electronic submission through Grants.gov and the use of the SF 424 Research and Related (R&R) forms. Therefore, once the transition is made for a specific grant mechanism, investigators and institutions will be required to submit applications electronically using Grants.gov. For more information and an initial timeline, see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-067.html. NIH will announce each grant mechanism change in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html). Specific funding opportunity announcements will also clearly indicate if Grants.gov submission and the use of the SF424 (R&R) is required. Investigators should consult the NIH Forms and Applications Web site (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm) for the most current information when preparing a grant application.

Purpose

This notice is to inform the scientific community that the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) wish to encourage meritorious applications to study the effects of Hurricane Katrina in order to learn how to prevent and treat complications related to alcohol and drug use, misuse, and disorders more effectively. Researchers investigating alcohol and drug-related outcomes from the effects of Hurricane Katrina are requested to use the PAR-05-150 “Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities”. At present, PAR-05-150 is co-sponsored by NIDA and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and is limited to services research. This announcement extends this PAR to include NIAAA and NIDA for studies examining the impact of Hurricane Katrina on alcohol and drug use, misuse and disorders. Please note that researchers interested in conducting studies on mental health aspects of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath are referred to the NIMH program announcement “Rapid Assessment Post-Impact of Disaster (RAPID)” at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-133.html). Additional information about the NIMH response to Hurricane Katrina is available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/researchfunding/hurricanekatrina-research.cfm.

The expansion of the Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities Program Announcement is intended to support research encompassing scientific areas including, but not limited to, epidemiological, prevention, treatment development, clinical neuroscience, and services research related to alcohol and drug use, misuse and disorders. In addition, investigators are encouraged to examine the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the intersection of substance use/substance use disorders with HIV/AIDS risk factors.

Applications responding to this announcement must address research questions providing an uncommon and scientifically significant research opportunity that requires the project be initiated with minimum delay. Three features distinguish such research and include: 1) the study's scientific value and feasibility are clear, 2) rapid review and funding are required in order for the scientific question to be answered and for the research design to be carried out, and 3) the knowledge gained from the study cannot be obtained through the regular NIH cycle of review and award.

Inquiries

For more information regarding this Program Announcement see:

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-150.html or contact:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:
Michael Hilton, Ph.D.
Associate Director
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Phone: (301)-402-9402
Fax: (301)-443-8614
E-mail: mhilton@mail.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse:
Redonna K. Chandler, Ph.D.
Deputy Branch Chief
Services Research Branch
Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse
6001 Executive Blvd, Rm. 5179, MSC 9589
Bethesda, MD  20892-9589
Phone: 301-443-6504
Fax: 301-443-6815
E-mail: rchandle@nida.nih.gov

National Institute of Mental Health:
Denise Juliano-Bult, M.S.W
Division of Services and Interventions Research
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7137, MSC 9631
Bethesda, MD 20892-9631
Telephone: (301) 443-1638
FAX: (301)443-4045
Email: djuliano@mail.nih.gov


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