NIAAA Notes Interest in Behavioral Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder

Clinical psychological scientists and others should know about a new notice from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to the research community emphasizing NIAAA’s continuing interest in supporting research on behavioral treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD).

“NIAAA invites applications for research that develop novel behavioral therapies, adapt existing treatments to new formats or populations, and enhance the broader dissemination of effective behavioral treatments for those with an AUD or significant drinking problems. Such research considers behavioral treatments; developing, disseminating and implementing mechanisms of behavior change evidence-based processes; the organizational, cost-effectiveness, and environmental factors that facilitate or inhibit the delivery of evidence-based services for alcohol use disorders and enhancing clinical and supervision processes among clinical researchers and treatment providers,” says NIAAA in this new notice (NOT-AA-19-010).

Interested psychological scientists should submit applications to NIAAA through Parent Announcements PA-19-055 or PA-19-056—the standard funding opportunities for NIH research project grants—depending on the type of research proposed. Applications are due on June 5 and October 5 in 2019.

Announcements such as this one mark NIH interest in supporting particular types of research, although they do not indicate that there are NIAAA funds set aside for the specific purpose of supporting this research. Scientists should inquire with the contacts listed at the bottom of the NIAAA notice for further information.

Click here to read the notice of NIAAA’s special interest in behavioral treatments for alcohol use disorder.

NIAAA’s interest in behavioral treatments for alcohol abuse is part of the recent NIAAA strategic plan, which was announced in 2017. Click here to learn more.

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