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NIDA ‑ Step Up for Substance Use Disorder (SUD): A Drug Target Initiative for Scientists Engaged in Fundamental Research

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on November 25, 2019 in Research Funding

The United States National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), has issued a new Funding Opportunity Announcement on A Drug Target Initiative for Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Please consult the FOA for eligibility and application requirements.

NIDA intends to fund an estimate of 50 awards, corresponding to a total of $10 million USD for fiscal year 2020. Application budgets are limited to $150,000 direct cost and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 1 year. 

To assist with the application process, informational webinars covering various topics related to the FOA and the submission of the application will be offered on the following dates:

Thursday December 12th, 2019

  • Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm AST
  • Link

Tuesday January 7th, 2020

  • Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm AST
  • Link


Internal Deadline: January 30, 2020 at 5:00pm. Interested Dalhousie researchers are asked to contact Danielle Andres ( for more information.

Funder Deadline: February 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm (local time of applicant organization).