NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 2, June 16, 1995

P.T. 34, FC


  Drugs/Drug Abuse 


  Grants Administration/Policy+ 

  Disease Model 

  Disease Prevention+ 

National Institute on Drug Abuse


Research Goals and Scope

The Special Populations Office (SPO), Office of the Director,

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will offer to current NIDA

grantees supplemental awards of up to $50,000 (direct costs) for a

one year project in support of efforts to increase opportunities for

students and investigators at Historically Black Colleges and

Universities (HBCUs) to become involved in drug abuse research.  It

is anticipated that research experiences will be provided that will

enable participants to develop knowledge, skills, and linkages needed

to conduct rigorous drug abuse research.  Opportunities to develop

linkages and collaborations for joint projects and research

experiences that increase the parent grant's knowledge base about

cultural and ethnic issues in drug abuse research are also


The research experiences can be provided at either the applicant or

participant's institution.  Examples of research experiences that

have been identified as being particularly needed include, but are

not limited to, the following:

o  Analytical design and analysis especially with longitudinal data

and other large data sets

o  Laboratory techniques (e.g., advanced lab equipment and methods)

o  Drug abuse issues in AIDS

o  Prevention and intervention implementation

o  Materials development

o  Model development, research conceptualization

o  Cultural issues in drug abuse research

o  Ethnographic methods

o  HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment

o  Treatment protocols

o  Medications development process

o  Clinical trials

Examples of specific experiences that could be proposed include

providing a summer internship for faculty in advanced laboratory

techniques, participating in the design of data collection

instruments for minority groups, and expanding a study to include an

additional sample/site with an HBCU investigator as a collaborator.

All experiences must be within the scope of the approved aims of the

parent project.  Experiences may be short- or long-term (i.e., no

longer than one year).  Participants are to be identified by the

applicant.  The SPO is willing to assist in identifying potential



Ongoing NIDA projects, or those to be funded by July 1, 1995, with at

least one year remaining on the active grant are eligible for HBCU

supplements.  Most research grants are eligible; however, the

following mechanisms are not eligible: contracts, R13, R15, and R55.

NIDA grantees at HBCUs are eligible for participation under this

announcement.  A list of HBCU may be obtained from the program person

listed under INQUIRIES.


Program staff are asked to encourage all eligible grantees to

consider participating, but special encouragement is requested of

those grantees who have ongoing research that would be of unusual or

unique value to underrepresented minority students and investigators.

Interested Principal Investigators should formally request

supplemental funds for the proposed research experiences, describe

the specific experience and its value to the student or investigator,

provide qualifications of the HBCU participant with a statement of

intent to participate (for those applications identifying a specific

person), and propose a time-frame and budget.  A PHS face page and

budget page must be included and signed by the appropriate officials.

This submission should not exceed seven pages plus the budget

information and face page.


Applications are to be submitted to Lula Beatty at the address listed

under INQUIRIES.  Five copies of each application must be received by

July 31, 1995.


Inquiries regarding this announcement may be directed to:

Lula Beatty

Special Populations Office

National Institute on Drug Abuse

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD  20857

Telephone:  (301) 443-0441

FAX:  (301) 443-9127

Email:  lbeatty@aoada2.ssw.dhhs.gov


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