Office of Research Training (ORT)

What We Do:

The Office of Research Training and Career Development (ORT) provides research grants to promising scientists to meet the Nation’s need for drug abuse and addiction research. NIDA’s portfolio includes research in basic, clinical, and translational sciences.

NIDA offers a strategic set of funding mechanisms to support the development of research scientists through multiple stages of their careers. These awards are designed to ensure that scientists of the highest caliber are available to meet the Nation’s need for drug abuse and addiction research. This includes genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology, neuroimaging, cognitive and social neuroscience, pharmacological and behavioral therapies, prevention, epidemiology, health services, health disparities, HIV/AIDS and other related domains.  NIDA also promotes opportunities for quantitative scientists from fields such as mathematics, bioengineering, and physics to apply their knowledge to the study of drug abuse and addiction. Through cross-disciplinary training and a focus on emerging technologies and scientific opportunities, NIDA seeks to ensure a cutting-edge research workforce that will advance the knowledge base needed to combat these urgent public health problems.

The Training and Career Development Fellowships & Grants page, provides more information on training at NIDA.

Should you have any questions about NIDA's training programs, please email the Office of Research Training (ORT).

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Office of Research Training
National Institute on Drug Abuse
3WFN MSC 6027
16071 Industrial Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20877