NIDA supports research on the biomedical and behavioral causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse and addiction. Learn how research is supported by reading the Introduction to Funding.
Although some international researchers receive NIDA support through a direct foreign grant, most international research is supported through a domestic grant with a foreign component, where a principal investigator from a U.S. institution works with a researcher from another country.
ALL NIDA and National Institutes of Health grant applications must be submitted electronically. Visit Submit Your Grant Application for details.
Find a Research Partner
Form collaborations to enhance national, regional, and international research efforts to address drug abuse and addiction. Use these tools to locate potential research partners within the United States and around the world.
NIDA International Drug Abuse Research Abstract Database
A searchable database of research abstracts presented at NIDA International Program meetings by scientists from around the globe working on drug abuse and addiction research.
A searchable repository of NIH-funded research projects. Locate investigators, access publications, and review details such as project history, abstract, funding levels, results, or related clinical studies.
Fellows World Map
NIDA International fellows are trained in U.S. research methods and prepared to collaborate with drug abuse scientists from around the world. Click on the push pins within a country to find the names of individual fellows and links to their journal articles indexed in PubMed, which is a service of the NIH National Library of Medicine.
Learn how to coordinate the planning, research, writing, and packaging of your grant proposals, and how to use concise and persuasive writing to convey how your research matches the goals and objectives of a funding opportunity.
NIH Grants Process Overview
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research describes the steps researchers must take to plan, write, submit, revise, and resubmit a grant application. Resources for each step of the process provide guidance from NIH experts that can help maximize your understanding of the grants process and help you submit a successful grant application.
NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
Virtual lectures provide tips for grant applicants, describe how CSR handles applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health, and demonstrate how a peer review panel evaluates grant applications.
The Research Assistant
Provides research support through a grant-writing tutorial, databases, statistical support, anecdotes from seasoned researchers, and links to other searchable Web sites.
Several awards recognize outstanding contributions in international drug abuse and addiction research. Available to young scholars and seasoned scientists, the awards are given to researchers who have demonstrated exceptional and sustained support in the area of drug abuse and addiction research. Learn how to nominate a researcher and read about past awardees.
ISAJE/WHO Young Scholars Award
Recognizes contributions to addiction science by young scholars from developing countries and promotes their involvement in research.
Mentor International Prevention Award
Recognizes the achievements of nongovernmental organizations working in the field of drug abuse prevention.
NIDA International Awards of Excellence
Recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to international cooperation in drug abuse research and training.
Funding opportunities are available to conduct rigorous, collaborative, research projects to address drug abuse and addiction, from basic science to clinical practice. Learn about sources geared specifically to the international research community, including specific eligibility and application requirements and deadlines.
NIDA International Program Announcements (PAs)
Choose one of three grant programs in response to these PAs soliciting proposals for international collaborative drug abuse and addiction research.
Learn about how to apply for one of NIDA’s many grants.
Fogarty International Center (FIC) Grants
Learn about collaborative international research opportunities supported by FIC and NIH.
Other NIH Funding
Browse active funding opportunities and learn about NIH research grant policies and guidelines.
Research Grants for Former Fellows
Learn about research grants for former NIDA International Program fellows.
International research supported by NIDA must advance the mission of the Institute and provide opportunities not available domestically.
NIDA international research priorities include:
- Seek-test-treat and retain HIV/AIDS interventions
- Abuse of amphetamine-type stimulants, synthetic drugs, or other designer drugs
- Inhalant abuse
- Smoking during pregnancy and the impact of prenatal tobacco exposure and the effects of early exposure to tobacco in young people and adolescents on development of addiction and other diseases and on cognitive development
- Drugged driving
View our Research Priorities Presentations to learn more.
In This Section
NIDA International Forum
June 14–17, 2013
Online Registration Deadline:
May 6, 2013
InWomen’s 2013 Conference
Friday, June 14, 2013
San Diego, California, USA
NIDA International Program Fellowships
April 1, 2013
NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowships
Application Deadlines Vary
Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low- and Middle-Income
Country Institutions (D43)
July 24, 2013
American Psychiatric Association
May 18–22, 2013
San Francisco, California, USA
Society for Prevention Research
May 28–31, 2013
San Francisco, California, USA
College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
June 15–20, 2013
San Diego, California, USA