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Research Training Opportunities

Summer Research with NIDA

Program Contacts: Flair Lindsey and Albert Avila.

This program is designed to provide high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups with meaningful research experiences and mentorship in the field of drug abuse and addiction. Each year up to 50 NIDA research investigators offer their labs and their time for eight to ten weeks to mentor up to 60 students interested in drug abuse research.

NIDA recruits, selects and matches students with NIDA grantees. Students are solicited primarily from the honors programs of diversity-serving institutions, internship fairs, student organizations, and various high school honors or enrichment programs. Selection criteria include career goals, interests, academic achievements, and faculty recommendation.

For complete program information, including the application form, required student qualifications, research site locations and research project descriptions, please download the brochure - 2013 Summer Research with NIDA for Underrepresented Students (PDF, 1.9 MB) . The deadline to submit this year’s application is February 15th.

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Diversity Supplements)

Program Contact: Pamela Goodlow

Through the award of administrative supplements to active NIDA research grants this program (commonly referred to as “diversity supplements” program) was established to improve diversity in the scientific research workforce by supporting and recruiting students, postdoctoral fellows, and investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the sciences.

Participation in this program has enabled students of all levels, postdoctoral fellows and faculty investigators to acquire and improve their research skills working under a NIDA-funded research grant so they may become competitive in applying for and receiving independent funding support from the NIH and other agency sources.

For more information on the NIDA-specific Diversity Supplements, see:

  1. NIDA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research (Diversity Supplements);
  2. Instructions to Principal Investigators Applying for Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research (Diversity Supplements) at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA Diversity Supplement applications are reviewed by the NIDA Consortium on Diversity Affairs Workgroup.

Research Development Seminar Series

Program Contact: Flair Lindsey

This research training program provides technical assistance on proposal development skills in drug abuse research to scholars underrepresented in the field of drug abuse and addiction. Participants are exposed to critical information related to research design, methods, scientific writing, the peer review process and grant application preparation by experts in the field of drug abuse research and addiction.

This page was last updated January 2013

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