APS Observer Online
Volume 14, Number 6
July/August 2001


NIH Funding Opportunity
The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in cooperation with the World Health Organization's Tobacco Free Initiative (WHO-TFI) and five other NIH partners, has announced a new program addressing the growing incidence of tobacco-related illness and death in the developing world. The program calls for research and training proposals for the new International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program. The first year of these five-year awards will be funded through a combined commitment from FIC and NIH partners of approximately $3.5 million. Total support will be approximately $17 million over the next five years. The new research and training program seeks to reduce the burden of tobacco consumption in low- and middle-income nations, and encourages applications linking behavioral science, social science, and basic science with clinical and operational aspects of health care research. Letters of Intent to apply are due September 4, 2001. Application deadline is October 26, 2001. The Request for Applications for this program may be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-02-005.html.

NIDA Offers Young Investigators Grants and Awards
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supports Institutional Training Grants (T32) and individual Fellowship National Research Service Awards (NRSA, F30, F31, F32) to support young investigators interested in the complex neurobiological, behavioral, and social components of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA encourages and supports multidisciplinary research and groundbreaking research training in neuroscience, genetics, informatics, and clinical research. Novel studies of prevention research and medical consequences of the drug abuse including HIV/AIDS and other medical diseases are welcome. Suitable combinations of these and other subject matter allied with drug abuse research are also encouraged. For announcements, contact persons, and types of applications, forms, and deadlines see the NIDA Web site: www.nida.nih.gov/ResearchTraining/Traininghome.html

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