NIDA supports research on the biomedical and behavioral causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of drug use and addiction. Learn how research is supported by reading Introduction to Funding.
Although some international researchers receive NIDA support through a direct foreign grant, most international research is supported through a domestic grant with a foreign component, where a principal investigator from a U.S. institution works with a researcher from another country.
NOTE: All NIDA and NIH grant applications must be submitted electronically. The Submit Your Grant Application page provides more details on this process.
International Notice of Special Interest
NIDA has issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) identifying research priorities and grant mechanisms to support international collaboration in all areas of NIDA-supported research addressing the causes, consequences, prevention, treatment, recovery, or policies related to drug use, misuse, and addiction.
Find a Research Partner
- NIDA International Research Abstract Database
A searchable database of research abstracts presented by international drug use and addiction researchers at NIDA International meetings. Abstracts included in the database were reviewed by NIH staff for inclusion at these meetings but are not peer-reviewed.
- NIH RePORTER
A searchable repository of NIH-funded research projects. RePORTER search results will include such information as investigator and institution details, project history, abstract, results, and linked publications.
- The Matchmaker feature of RePORTER utilizes abstract or scientific text to find details such as project history, NIH-funded researchers, and NIH program officials.
- Fellows World Map
NIDA international fellows are trained in U.S. research methods and prepared to collaborate with drug use and addiction scientists from around the world. Click on the pushpins within a country to find the names of individual fellows. Names link to the fellow’s journal articles indexed in PubMed.
- NIH Grants Process Overview
The NIH Office of Extramural Research describes the steps researchers must take to plan, write, submit, revise, or resubmit a grant application. Resources for each step of the process provide guidance from NIH experts that can help maximize your understanding of the grants process and help you submit a successful grant application.
- NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
Provides tips for grant applicants and reviewers, describing the role of CSR in the NIH funding process.
- Grant Writing
Provides guidance in developing a strong application that allows reviewers to better evaluate the science and merit of the application.
- NIDA Grants
Learn about how to apply for one of NIDA’s many grants.
- Fogarty International Center (FIC) Grants
Learn about collaborative international research opportunities supported by FIC and NIH.
- Other NIH Funding
Browse active funding opportunities and learn about NIH research grant policies and guidelines.
- Cannabis, including:
- Commonly used forms of marijuana: flower, resin, extracts, purified cannabinoids, and cannabidiol
- Routes of administration
- Impacts of changing laws and policies
- Potential therapeutic benefits or harms
- New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), particularly:
- Synthetic opioids including fentanyl and its analogues
- Other NPS entering wide use
- Prescription opioids
- Injection and non-injection use
- Other amphetamine-type stimulants
- Tobacco and nicotine, including
- Cannabis, including:
- Basic research on neuroscience and biology
- Epidemiology, intervention, and implementation research
- Recovery research
- Policy research
- Linkages between HIV/AIDS and drug use