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Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs

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This federal aid program is managed by:

National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

Objectives:

To support biomedical, basic and clinical neuroscience, behavioral and social science, epidemiologic, health services and health disparity research to develop new knowledge and approaches related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, etiology, and consequences of drug abuse and addiction, including HIV/AIDS. To support research training and research scientist development. To support dissemination of research findings. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program: to expand and improve the SBIR program. The legislation is intended to expand and improve the SBIR programs to emphasize and increase private sector commercialization of technology developed through Federal SBIR research and development; increase small business participation in Federal research and development; and foster and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns in the SBIR program. The legislation intends that the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program stimulate and foster scientific and technological innovation through cooperative research and development carried out between small business concerns and research institutions; foster technology transfer between small business concerns and research institutions; to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development; and foster and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns in technological innovation.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $38,645,000; FY 10 est $39,225,000; FY 11 est $40,402,000

Uses and Use Restrictions:

(1) Research project grants provide support for clearly defined projects or a small group of related research activities, and when appropriate, support of research conferences; (2) program project and center grants support large-scale, broad-based programs of research, usually interdisciplinary, consisting of several projects with a common focus; (3) small grants support newer, less experienced investigators; investigators at institutions without a well developed research tradition and resources; the testing of new methods or techniques; small-scale exploratory and pilot studies, or exploration of an unusual research opportunity; small grants provide research support of up to $50,000 direct costs per year for a period of up to 2 years; (4) research training grants including fellowships and institutional training grants, career development grants and loan repayment contracts; (5) SBIR Phase I grants (of approximately 6-months' duration) are to establish the technical merit and feasibility of a proposed research or research and development efforts to determine the quality of performance of the small business grantees. Phase II grants are for the continuation of the research initiated in Phase I and that are likely to result in commercially viable products or processes. Only Phase I awardees are eligible to apply for Phase II support; STTR Phase I grants (normally of 1-year duration) are to determine the scientific, technical, and commercial merit and feasibility of the proposed cooperative effort that has potential for commercial application and the quality of performance of the small business concerns. Phase II funding is based on results of research initiated in Phase I and scientific and technical merit and commercial potential of the Phase II application.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: 251 awards are anticipated. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

PROJECT GRANTS; TRAINING

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Range-$83,236 to $1,248,747; Average $154,000.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Varies, but a project period is generally limited to 5 years or less. Grantee may apply for renewal of support on a competing basis unless otherwise restricted. Within the project period, continuation applications must be submitted on a non-competing basis for each year of approved support. Small grant support is limited to no more than 2 years. SBIR: Normally, Phase I awards are for 6 months; normally, Phase II awards are for 2 years. STTR: Normally, Phase I awards are for 1 year; normally, Phase II awards are for 2 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Applicant Eligibility:

For research grants the following organizations/institutions are eligible to apply: Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education; Private Institutions of Higher Education: Hispanic-serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education); Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education); Small Businesses; For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses); State Governments; Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized); Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organizations; County Governments; City or Township Governments; Special District Governments; Independent School Districts; Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities; and Other(s): Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government, Faith-based or Community-based Organizations, U.S. Territory or Possession, Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized), Regional Organizations, and Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations). Eligible Individuals: Any individual, or individuals (multiple PDs/PIs), with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the PD/PI is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. SBIR grants can be awarded only to domestic small businesses (entities that are independently owned and operated for profit, are not dominant in the field in which research is proposed, and have no more than 500 employees). Primary employment (more than one-half time) of the principal investigator must be with the small business at the time of award and during the conduct of the proposed project. In both Phase I and Phase II, the research and/or development must be performed in the U.S. and its possessions. To be eligible, an SBIR grant application must be approved for scientific merit and program relevance by a scientific review group and by a national advisory council. STTR grants can be awarded only to domestic small business concerns (entities that are independently owned and operated for profit, are not dominant in the field in which research is proposed and have no more than 500 employees) which 'partner' with a research institution in cooperative research and development. At least 40 percent of the project is to be performed by the small business concern and at least 30 percent by the research institution. In both Phase I and Phase II, the research must be performed in the U.S. and its possessions. To be eligible for funding, a grant application must be approved for scientific and technical merit and program relevance by a scientific review group and a national advisory council.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Public or private profit and nonprofit sponsored organizations and individuals, minority groups, small businesses, health professionals, students, trainees, scientists and general public.

Award Procedure:

Project grants with which the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse has concurred with the recommendations of the Scientific Review Groups and approved by NIDA for payment are awarded directly by NIDA to the applicant institution. All accepted, research projects, SBIR/STTR applications are evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate scientific peer review panel and by the National Advisory Council. All applications receiving a priority score compete for available SBIR/STTR set-aside funds on the basis of scientific and technical merit and commercial potential of the proposed research, program relevance, and program balance among the areas of research.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Camilla L. Holland 6101 Executive Blvd., Rm. 220, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 Email: chollan1@nida.nih.gov Phone: 3014351384

Website Address:

http://www.nih.gov; www.drugabuse.gov; http://www.nida.nih.gov.

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