Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for Cognitive Remediation Approaches to Improve Drug Abuse Treatment Outcomes (R01, R21)

Notice Number: NOT-DA-09-015

Key Dates
Release Date: September 25, 2009 

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


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) intends to publish a Request for Applications (RFA) to solicit research applications that develop cognitive remediation strategies that enhance substance use disorder (SUD) treatment outcomes.  In particular, this RFA will encourage studies that investigate the potential relationship of pharmacological interventions and/or behavioral interventions in humans that may be able to produce cognitive remediation and improve the outcome of various SUD treatments.

This notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. 

This RFA is expected to be published in December, 2009 with an expected receipt date in April, 2010.

This RFA will utilize the R01 and R21 grant mechanisms.



Interested parties may contact:
Ivan Montoya, M.D., M.P.H
Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 4143
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 443-8639
Fax: 301-443-2599

Will Aklin, Ph.D.
Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
National Institute of Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 3150, MSC 9593
Bethesda, MD 20892-9593
Telephone: (301) 443-3207
FAX: (301) 443-6814

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