Prize Competitions/Challenges in Area of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Notice Number: NOT-DA-13-029

Key Dates
Release Date: May 20, 2013

Issued by
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announces two Challenges/Prize Competitions for research and non-research communities, and encourages potential applicants-solvers to examine the announcements and to submit the proposals:

1) Help to find a way to reduce or eliminate the risk of harm from accidentally or intentionally swallowing too many pain prescription pills at the same time. Participate in NIDA Challenge “Propose New Ideas for Prescription Drugs Oral Overdose Protection”

Additional information:

2) Using primary data sources relevant to substance use and abuse, create an infographic to inform and educate the general public in interesting, novel, and creative ways about prescription drug abuse dangers. Participate in NIDA Challenge “Data Rx: Prescription Drug Abuse Infographic Challenge”

Additional information:


Please direct all inquiries to:

Elena Koustova, PhD, MBA,
Director, Office of Translational Initiatives and Program Innovations
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
6001 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: 301-496-8768