Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Consortium on the Neurobiology of Adolescent Drinking in Adulthood (NADIA) Research Projects (U01) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Notice Number: NOT-AA-19-016

Key Dates

Release Date: May 22, 2019
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: October 01, 2019
First Estimated Application Due Date: December 01, 2019
Earliest Estimated Award Date: August 01, 2020
Earliest Estimated Start Date: September 01, 2020

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Issued by
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)


The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) intends to renew an initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for collaborative research projects (U01) to investigate persistent changes in complex brain function-behavior relationships following adolescent alcohol exposure. The U01s are components of the Consortium on the Neurobiology of Adolescent Drinking in Adulthood (NADIA).

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

The FOA is expected to be published in Summer-Fall 2019 with an expected application due date in Fall 2019.

This FOA will utilize the U01 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights into this area of Neurobiology of Adolescent Drinking in Adulthood to begin to consider applying for this new FOA.

In addition, collaborative investigations, through a NADIA consortium, combining expertise in neuroscience, behavior and alcohol will be encouraged and these investigators should also begin considering applying for this application.

Among the areas of research encouraged in this initiative are studies that focus on persistent changes in complex brain function-behavior relationships following adolescent alcohol exposure, research examining the mechanisms that underlie the effects of adolescent alcohol drinking in adulthood, as well as research designed to improve the translation of existing knowledge of strategies for the prevention and treatment of alcohol use disorder in adolescents and young adults.

The NADIA Consortium model provides a mechanism for fostering interdisciplinary cooperation with a group of established investigators conducting exceptional alcohol research at different institutions. The purpose of this initiative is to continue support for collaborative research projects focusing on research efforts across different research institutions investigating the consequences of repeated adolescent alcohol exposure on brain maturation and adult abilities. Because NIAAA is interested in supporting experimental studies on the effects of controlled alcohol doses and exposure periods, this initiative is limited to animal studies only.

The NADIA Consortium will consist of a cluster of integrated cooperative agreement research projects (U01s), Administrative Core (U24) and Research Resource Cores (U24s). As observed in previous funding periods, the incorporation of groups of scientists into a research consortium focused on the persistent brain and behavioral functional changes following adolescent alcohol exposure and the neurobiology underlying these changes, much knowledge will be generated and integrated from different levels of analysis using state-of-the-art techniques at each level. The research projects (U01s) will focus on the common theme of persistent changes in brain after adolescent alcohol use and will have collaborative studies with other U01 projects within the Consortium. The use of common methodology among various research projects and sharing of technical expertise is highly desirable.

Applications that include human studies will not be considered.

Funding Information

Estimated Total Funding $3.2M
Expected Number of Awards 8
Estimated Award Ceiling Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project
Primary CFDA Numbers 93.273

Anticipated Eligible Organizations

Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Regional Organization
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government

Applications are not being solicited at this time.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Abraham P. Bautista, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)