Program Description

The Career Development Awards provide support for research relating to the problems of drug abuse and addiction. It also aims to raise the level of competence and increase the number of individuals engaged in such research via special levels of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) support.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen or permanent resident. You must also (a) have current or past experience as a health care professional and have completed a clinical degree or doctoral level education, or (b) be qualified/certified/licensed for laboratory or clinical research and have completed doctoral level education, or (c) have current or past experience as a health care professional and be recognized for significant contributions in the field of health care.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information on how to apply, please visit the Grants and Funding How to Apply page.

Program Contact Information

For more information please visit the Extramural Research Training and Career Development page.

Or for information about institutions that support research training, see a list of Research Training Sites.

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