Research Funding

Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research Pilot Grant

Due Date: July 28, 2017

The Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research (NCSAR) was established in 2015 with a mission to bring the power of science and research to bear on drug abuse and addiction, thereby improving the quality of life of the affected individuals, while reducing the health care costs in the state of Nebraska through innovative collaborative basic and clinical research, premier education programs, and outreach to those suffering from addiction.

The objective of the NCSAR pilot grant is designed to support innovative pre-clinical translational and clinical research projects to improve investigation, diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse related disorders. This first request for applications focuses on substance abuse and its consequences on the biological functioning within the CNS, with the ultimate goal of developing therapeutic strategies aimed at preventing and treating drug addiction and the associates co-morbidities.

More information and the application can be found here:

Eligibility: To be eligible for a NCSAR pilot grant, you must

  • possess a doctoral-level degree
  • have an academic appointment at or above the instructor (faculty appointment) level at one of our member institutions
  • be eligible to apply for an independent NIH R application

Established investigators in another field applying their expertise to drug abuse and addiction and meet the above criteria are welcome to apply. Applications must adhere to several criteria and will undergo a rigorous, objective review process.

Funding: Pilot grants are available up to $30,000 for one year.

Three grants will be awarded

  • one for pain research at UNMC
  • two for other substance abuse work; interdisciplinary and interinstitutional collaborations will be prioritized.

Pilot grants awarded are funded for up to one calendar year from the award date. If you have questions, please contact us.

Deadline: Applications must be sent as a PDF file to Sara Dejano before 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Friday, July 28, 2017.  Each applicant will receive a notice that his/her application has been received. If you have not received this receipt e-mail, please contact Sara Dejano.

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