Phase-out and Termination of NIDA MERIT Awards for Established Investigators
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:

April 23, 2024

Related Announcements

April 23, 2024 - NIDA MERIT Awards for Early Staged Investigators (ESI), See Notice NOT-DA-24-017.

Issued by

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announces the orderly phase-out and termination of its Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award (R37) Program for established investigators.

There are no changes for current NIDA MERIT (R37) grant recipients. All non-competing commitments for future year support made to current NIDA MERIT (R37) grant recipients will continue to be honored as indicated on the applicable current Notice of Award.

Effective immediately, no new nominations for NIDA MERIT (R37) award to established investigators will be made. However, requests for extensions will be processed in the usual manner.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Gillain Acca, PhD
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Phone: 301-827-5863