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Funding Sources for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Research & Other Projects

General Resources


Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Tobacco Research Funding Resources

  • A.A. Heckman Endowed Fellowship Fund
    This fellowship funds research, study, documentation, and dissemination of archival materials (such as the Hazelden Pittman Archives Collection), to advance the historical record and provide insight into America’s continuing relationship with-and response to-alcohol and drug use, misuse, and addiction. The Fellowship is available to scholars in of anthropology, sociology, history, medicine, and related fields, and provides partial to full financial support for travel to and from an archives collection.

  • AMA Foundation - Healthy Living Grants
    This funder provides seed grants for grassroots, public health projects that target the issue of healthy lifestyles, including nutrition; alcohol, substance abuse, prescription drug safety, smoking prevention; domestic violence prevention.

  • ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research
    ABMRF accepts applications for grants to conduct research on important aspects of alcohol consumption and its effects. Areas of most interest are: Factors influencing transitions in drinking patterns and behavior; effects of moderate use of alcohol on health and well-being; mechanisms underlying the behavioral and biomedical effects of alcohol; and biobehavioral / interdisciplinary research on the etiology of alcohol misuse. (Deadlines: Feb 1 & Sept 1).

  • American Legacy Foundation
    Established with US Tobacco Settlement funds to further its goal of promoting tobacco-free generations. The Foundation has made more than $150 million in grants and commitments since 2000 and is committed to supporting community-based efforts and identifying new and better tobacco control programs. Click on What We Do -- Grants.

  • APA Science Directorate Scientific Grants and Funding
    The APA Science Directorate is responsible for all association efforts on behalf of its many science-oriented constituencies. Our broad mission is to communicate, facilitate, promote and represent psychological science and scientists. These goals are achieved through programs that promote psychological science in academic and scientific arenas, that address ongoing issues and opportunities, that communicate activities, issues and opportunities to members and to the public, and that advocate on behalf of scientific psychology.

  • Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives
    US government office within HHS; no grant money specifically set aside for faith-based providers, but Center facilitates opportunities for them to apply for federally funded programs. CFBCI empowers faith-based and community organizations to compete more effectively for Federal funds so that they may provide better human services to more people.

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Prevention Information Network (CDC NPIN)
    This database includes private and government funding opportunities for community-based and HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB service organizations. Included are details about eligibility requirements, application processes, and deadlines. Click on "Funding -- New Funding."

  • Community of Science
    COS, Inc. is a network of Web sites for scholars, scientists, and R&D professionals. Site provides searchable databases of funding opportunities and database of expertise. User ID and password required for some services.

  • CRISP Database. (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects)
    The CRISP database of NIH-funded projects has been replaced by the NIH RePORTER.

  • Christopher D. Smithers Foundation
    Main focus is alcoholism prevention and education. Grants for non-profit organizations. Main focus is alcoholism prevention and education. Grants for non-profit organizations. The Foundation's philosophy and mission is rooted in the conviction that alcoholism is a disease that requires abstinence-based treatment, and that controlled drinking under any name, whether it be "moderation management" or "harm reduction", is not possible where the disease of alcoholism exists.

  • Drug Policy Alliance Advocacy Grants Program
    Seeks to promote policy change and advance drug policy reform at the local, state, and national levels by strategically funding smaller, geographically limited or single-issue organizations and projects.

  • Federal Register
    Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

  • The Foundation Center
    Independent nonprofit information clearinghouse established in 1956. The Center's mission is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.

  • Grants.gov (a.k.a. Federal Commons)
    Grants.gov is a primary source to find and apply for federal government grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for Grants.gov. It is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. A portal for grants from U.S. federal agencies; Browse by most relevant categories: Health; Law & Justice.

  • GrantsNet
    US government site with information about U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services and selected other Federal grant programs. Helpful list of FAQs.

  • IRIS Database
    Searchable database of over 8,000 federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Restricted to subscribers. Click here to see if your college or university is a subscribing institution.

  • Marijuana Policy Project
    Funds grants for efforts that foster measurable changes in U.S. public policy that will lead to marijuana's being regulated similarly to alcohol and to marijuana's availability for medical use. Not currectly accepting applications, but hope to reopen funding.

  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
    Funding opportunities from the Department of Justice and the Office of Justice Programs, with a focus crime prevention and control, administration of justice, and victim assistance. Discretionary funding is awarded on a competitive basis to public and private nonprofit organizations, and ranges from single awards for research, evaluation, and technical assistance to multisite awards for program development.

  • NIAAA Extramural Research (NIH)
    Research grants, training grants, small business programs, special emphasis areas, review information from the U.S. federal agency, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

  • NIDA Funding Opportunities (NIH)
    Research grants, training grants, career development awards from the U.S. federal agency, National Institute on Drug Abuse.

  • NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts
    Primary source for U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) notices, program announcements (PAs), and requests for applications (RFAs) from NIH Institutes, including NIAAA and NIDA. Searchable by keywords, volume & number, or date. Updated weekly.

  • NIH New and Early Stage Investigator Policies
    Current policies, resources, helpful hints for constructing a first application for NIH support. Also good for basic background information about applying for any type of NIH funding.

  • NIH RePORTER (NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool)
    Searchable database of biomedical research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. The NIH RePORTER replaced the CRISP database in November 2009. RePORTER has all the features of CRISP and more: 1) A description of the award (abstract) and NIH funding for each project; 2) Publications and patents that have resulted from NIH-funded research; and 3) Links to PubMed Central, PubMed, and the US Patent & Trademark Office Patent Full Text and Image Database for more detailed information on research results.

  • Office of Behavioral & Social Science Research (NIH)
    Policies and funding for research and training in the behavioral and social sciences.

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Funding opportunities from OJJDP, other agencies within the Office of Justice Programs, and other agencies. Application forms and guidelines to download.

  • Philanthropy Northwest
    Formerly the Pacific Northwest Grant makers Forum, Philanthropy Northwest is a professional association of grant makers located in or funding throughout the five-state region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. PNW offers training, newsletter, and a common grant application form for many of its member grant makers.

  • RePORTER (see NIH RePORTER)

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for projects in the United States and U.S. territories that advance its mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans. For projects to be eligible for funding, they must address one of seven program areas: Building Human Capital; Childhood Obesity; Coverage; Pioneer; Public Health; Quality/Equality; and, Vulnerable Populations. Grant section has Calls for Proposals, application forms, Programs and Grants, FAQs, and Grantee Resources.

  • Safe and Drug Free Schools Program
    U.S. Department of Education program; funds grants for Drug-Violence Prevention in two programs, State and National. The State Programs group administers State and local educational formula programs, providing financial assistance for state and local drug and violence prevention activities in elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education. Activities may be carried out by state and local educational agencies and by other public and private nonprofit organizations. Specifically, the group has lead responsibility for the Safe and Drug-Free Schools State Programs. The National Programs group administers discretionary grants and other programs related to developing and maintaining safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools.

  • SAMHSA Funding Opportunities (CSAT, CSAP, and CMHS announcements).
    Federal U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has several programs that offer discretionary grant funding. SAMHSA is focusing its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. It is gearing all of its resources -- programs, policies and grants -- toward that outcome. Information here includes currently available grant opportunities, planned funding opportunities, applying for a SAMHSA grant (including applying online and using grants.gov), performance measurement and GPRA, grant awards by state, and grants archives.

  • ScanGrants
    ScanGrants is designed to facilitate the search for funding sources to enhance individual and community health. The funding sources listed are of interest to anyone associated with the health field - medical researchers, social workers, nurses, students, community-based health educators, academics and others. Funding sources include of private foundations, corporations, businesses, and not-for profit organizations. Finding and listing less traditional funding opportunities is also a priority. Federal and state funding sources are typically not included on ScanGrants because they are readily available on other sites. Developer: Hope Leman.

  • Sprint Foundation
    Grants are made only to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations which are not classified as private foundations and otherwise qualify as tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code.

  • Substance Abuse Policy Research Program
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. SAPRP is intended to help identify and analyze public-and private-sector policies aimed at reducing the harm caused by substance abuse. Includes Program Information and Grantee Resources.

  • Washington State University Alcohol & Drug Abuse Research Program (ADARP)
    ADAP awards funds at WSU for pilot studies, faculty recruitment, bridge grants, and honoraria for grant critique. Funds seminars, graduate and undergraduate grants and fellowships.

Funding Alert Services


University of Washington Grant Resources

  • UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute Small Grant Program (ADAI). Described at top of page.

  • UW Center for AIDS Research (CFARR)
    There are several types of funding opportunities available through the UW/FHCRC Center for AIDS Research, including the New Investigator Award, the Emerging Opportunity Grant, the Trainee Support Grant, and International Awards, among others.

  • UW CSSS Seed Grants Program
    The UW Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences offers funding for research at the nexus of statistics and the social sciences.

  • UW Office of Sponsored Programs
    UW and sponsor policies and regulations for grants & contracts; links to program announcements from federal funding agencies and private foundations; application forms.

  • UW Internal Selection Process
    Grant opportunities requiring an internal selection process in the School of Medicine can on a web site from the Office of Research and Graduate Education. This site also has links to an opportunities calendar and information about internal procedures.

  • UW Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United State
    Established by the Graduate School in 1981 to encourage research on problems or issues pertaining to members of ethnic minority groups, particularly those living in the Pacific Northwest. Funding ended as of 2011.

  • UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS)
    ITHS supports translational research -- research that improves human health by leading to discoveries that will eliminate human disease. It offers funds for novel and innovative pilot and collaborative translational and clinical research. Funding priorities include projects proposed by junior faculty or senior faculty with new research emphases, by inter- or multidisciplinary teams, by scientists partnering with industry to develop new technologies, and by community-based investigators.

  • UW Office of Research Web Page
    News about current research at UW.

  • UW Royalty Research Fund
    Faculty in all UW units eligible to apply; 2 funding cycles / year. Download application form and guidelines.

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