The International Program coordinates National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) collaborative activities with scientists and government agencies in other countries and with international organizations. NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the U.S. Government. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program supports a variety of training fellowships and research exchanges for all levels of scientists interested in drug abuse research.
Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars (FICRS) Program provides graduate-level students with a 1-year mentored clinical research training experience at top-ranked, NIH-funded research centers in developing countries. U.S. students apply through the FICRS support center; non-U.S. students are partnered with the U.S. scholars and must apply directly to one of the FICRS sites. (NIDA is one of several National Institutes of Health Institutes and Centers participating in this program.)
INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowship provides 12-months of postdoctoral training with an established NIDA-supported scientist at a U.S. institution. Each fellow receives training in drug abuse research methods and participates in professional development activities.
INVEST/Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Drug Abuse Research Fellowship provides 12-months of postdoctoral training in the United States with a scientist affiliated with 1 of the 16 CTN Regional Research and Training Centers.
NIDA–International AIDS Society (IAS) Research Fellowship in HIV and Drug Use provides an 18-month postdoctoral training fellowship at a leading research institute with a mentor who is an expert in the fields of HIV and drug abuse research.
Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellows (FICRF) Program provides medical residents, medical fellows, and Ph.D. scientists from the United States and developing countries with mentored clinical research experience in global health. Both U.S. and non-U.S. candidates apply through the FICRF process, but non-U.S. candidates must propose to work with 1 of 48 vetted sites. (NIDA is one of several National Institutes of Health Institutes and Centers participating in this program.)
NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship provides a 10-month, midcareer, nondegree fellowship for drug abuse professionals from eligible low- and middle-income countries to study and work with professionals in the United States. Fellows learn about NIDA-supported drug abuse research and the application of research to the development of science-based government policy and prevention and treatment programs.
Senior Researcher Opportunities
Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award (DISCA) supports professional exchange visits for drug abuse researchers from other countries and NIDA-supported scientists. If the project would best be conducted in the United States, international drug abuse researchers should apply for a DISCA award to visit their U.S. partners.
Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents (USDISCA) supports professional exchange visits for drug abuse researchers from other countries and NIDA-supported scientists. If the project would best be conducted outside the United States, NIDA grantees should apply for a USDISCA award to visit their partner’s home country.
NIDA–International AIDS Society (IAS) Research Fellowship in Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS provides an 8-month professional development fellowship for a well-established HIV scientist not currently active in the drug abuse field.
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