Office of Research Training (ORT)

What We Do:

The Office of Research Training (ORT) provides research grants to meet the Nation’s need for research in the areas of drug use and addiction science. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) portfolio includes research in basic, clinical, and translational sciences.

NIDA offers a strategic set of awards to support the development of research scientists through multiple stages of their careers. Awards are designed to ensure exceptionally trained scientists are working in the fields of substance use disorders 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 use, misuse, 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 address these urgent public health problems.

Research Training and Career Development

For questions about ORT’s programs, please email the Office of Research Training (ORT).

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