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Support Opportunity for Addiction Research (SOAR) for New Investigators


New researchers interested in conducting basic or clinical research on alcohol and other drugs may apply for grants through the Support Opportunity for Addiction Research (SOAR) awards, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

The goal of SOAR is to encourage new investigators to leverage existing research programs in order to strengthen, expand, and/or further develop alcohol, drug abuse, and co-morbidity research, according to the grant announcement.

NIDA and NIAAA are “interested in receiving applications to supplement new investigators who have, or have a commitment of support to conduct research in basic or clinical alcohol or drug abuse research from funding sources other than the National Institutes on Health (e.g. private foundation). In addition, those applicants currently supported to conduct research on psychiatric disorders that are often found to be co-morbid with substance abuse are also eligible to apply to SOAR for the purpose of adding a substance or alcohol abuse research component to their on-going research.”

Organizations may apply for a share of $1.2 million in available SOAR funding.

Eligible applicants include nonprofits, schools, government agencies, for-profit firms, and others. Application deadline is April 16, 2010.

For more details, see the full grant announcement online.

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