Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for 2008 NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research

Notice Number: NOT-DA-07-018

Key Dates
Release Date: July 6, 2007

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

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) plans to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) in 2007 for the 2008 NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS.  This program will support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose approaches in the forefront of drug abuse and HIV/AIDS research   Scientists are sought who propose cutting edge – and possibly transformative - approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research on drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. Approximately 2 to 3 awards of $500,000 in direct costs for up to five years each are anticipated.

This award is meant to support individuals who intend to pursue innovative, high risk-high payoff research directions.  The program is not intended simply to expand the funding of an already supported research project.


Direct inquiries regarding this Notice to:  

Jacques Normand, Ph.D.
Director, AIDS Research Program
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Blvd
Rm 5274  MSC 9581
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: 301-443-1470
FAX: 301-594-5610

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