Notice of Intent to Publish a Program Announcement with Set Aside (PAS) for Research Education Grants for Statistical Training in the Genetics of Addiction (R25)

Notice Number: NOT-DA-08-004

Key Dates
Release Date:  October 9, 2007

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

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) intends to publish a program announcement with a set aside (PAS) in the fall of 2007, with review expected by the end of fiscal year 2008 and funding in late fiscal year 2008, for research education grant applications (R25s) focused on research education for development and testing of new statistical models to address genetics-based research problems in addiction. This will address a critical need to move the field of genetics forward in the area of addiction.  The PAS will allow a more sustained effort in developing the expertise need in statistical genetics that will help in studying the genetic basis of the complex disease of drug addiction. It is anticipated that set-aside funds of approximately $650,000 will be available per year for each of three years. Using the R25 mechanism, applicants are expected to propose a well-integrated research education and research training program of interdisciplinary training in genetics, statistics, and theoretical and technological approaches to the neuroscience of addiction. They should propose curriculum development and core didactic instruction appropriate to participant level. Instruction in how to develop new methods will be critical to the success of the program. Applicants may draw from multiple departments. Development of infrastructure, capacity and team-building will be clear objectives of any programs proposed.

Examples of research topics directed towards the development of new or improved statistical tools include, but would not be limited to gene environment interaction, vulnerability, complex traits, gene variants, QTLs, phenotypes, and DSM-IV associations.


Eligible institutions will include: public/state controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (other than institutions of higher education); small businesses; state governments; and eligible agencies of the Federal government. A Co-PI or Multi-PI application will be acceptable. Eligible program directors/mentors will include established researchers with acknowledged accomplishments in statistics, systems genetics and neuroscience research and training. Undergraduates, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students who are either citizens or non-citizens of the United States of America at non-profit institutions in the United States of America will be eligible to participate.


For further information on this potential program announcement, please contact:

Beth Babecki, M.A.
Deputy Training Coordinator
Division of Neuroscience and
Behavioral Research
6001 Executive Boulevard
MSC 9555
Bethesda, MD 20892-9555
Phone: 301-435-0899
Fax: 301-594-6043

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