Notice to Clarify Eligibility Requirements for Research Project Directors on NIDA's Diversity-promoting Institutions Drug Abuse Research Program (DIDARP) (R24)Awards

Notice Number: NOT-DA-12-019

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Release Date:   August 7, 2012

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


The purpose of this notice is to clarify the eligibility of individuals who may serve as Research Project Directors on individual DIDARP research projects.

To be eligible to serve as a Research Project Director on an individual research project within a DIDARP award, the individual cannot currently be nor have been within the last five years a principal investigator on an NIH research project (R01), program project (P01), center grant, sub-project of a program project (P01) or center grant, or the equivalent.  Former principal investigators of an NIH Small Grant (R03), AREA Grant (R15), Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21), NIH Individual NRSA fellowship (F30, F31, F32) or mentored career development award (K01, K08, K23, K25, K99/R00) remain eligible.  Individuals who are currently or have been within the last five years principal investigators on one or more major NIH research grants and who may not serve as Research Project Directors on DIDARP awards, as indicated above, are eligible to serve as Associate Project Directors on DIDARP awards and may request DIDARP funds to support students on their currently funded major research awards. 

All other aspects of this FOA remain the same.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Pamela Goodlow, Public Health Analyst
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 3105, MSC 9567
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-8567
Telephone: 301-443-0441
Fax: 301-480-8179

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