Notice of High Priority Research Areas for NIDA T32 Training Grants
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Key Dates

Release Date:

October 21, 2021

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PA-20-142 - Ruth L.Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)

Issued by

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has a robust training program with a broad range of scientific topics related to substance use and addiction; however, gaps remain. As always, we encourage increasing the pool of nationally underrepresented trainees, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. See, Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity. In addition, three specific areas of training have been identified for emphasis.

Strong applications will include a team of mentors in 1 or more of the research areas listed below:

  • Data Science: The goal is to prepare trainees to apply data science strategies including computational modeling, machine learning, analysis of large data sets, and artificial intelligence to substance use questions.
  • Translational Science: The goal is to move from discovery science to the development of medications and devices (including regulatory science).
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Drug Use/Addiction: The goal is to foster a dynamic workforce equipped to use novel approaches to address the intersection of HIV and substance use, prevention, treatment, and cure, including a special emphasis on addressing health inequities.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Lindsey Friend, PhD
Office of Research Training, Diversity and Health Disparities
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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