Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for the Study of Drug Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS

Notice Number: NOT-DA-06-028

Key Dates
Release Date:  September 19, 2006

Issued by
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), ( )

Drug abuse, through its effects on sexual decision making, increases the risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV/AIDS. NIDA intends to issue a PAS, with set-aside funds for FY2007, for research on the role of drug abuse on sexual risk taking.  The focus of the research should be on how drug abuse affects decision-making processes and mechanisms that mediate high risk sexual behavior.  Research supported by this PAS will emphasize interdisciplinary studies that incorporate approaches from psychology, economics, neuroscience and computational modeling.  Investigations should focus on the complex interaction of drug effects, decision making and high risk sexual behavior.   Research on the role of emotion, expectancies, attitudes, impulsivity, and stress as well as on the interaction among these factors is needed.  Hypothesis driven research and modeling approaches will help to guide empirical testing and will be encouraged.  Both laboratory based research and investigations in naturalistic settings are critically important and should be integrated in a single proposal where it is feasible.


For further information regarding this potential RFA, please contact:

Minda R. Lynch, Ph.D.
Branch Chief
Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Research Branch
Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Blvd., Rm. 4241
MSC 9555
Bethesda, Maryland  20892
Phone: 301-435-1322
Fax: 301-594-6043

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