(There are 8 travel awards available this year, each with distinct deadlines and criteria. You can only receive 1 award in a given year.)
Listed below are the Travel Award Descriptions with detailed application instructions and nomination submission links.
Travel Award Descriptions
- Predoctoral students are individuals working towards a terminal degree.
- Postdoctoral trainees are scientists who are not more than 5 years beyond their doctorate (Ph.D.) or residency (M.D., D.V.M., etc.) as of the start of the Annual Meeting. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement. Qualified applicants are those with excellence in research, but who have not yet received NIH support, or who have obtained research project funding but remain unfunded for travel to the CPDD meeting. Awardees will receive free registration and $1,000.00 in travel funds to the annual CPDD annual meeting. Individuals who have previously received this travel award are not eligible to apply. Anyone who receives another type of travel award for the same meeting cannot accept both awards. Applicants will be notified via email by February 28 as to award status.
- A brief letter of application on university / institutional letterhead, indicating the type of award for which you are applying, why it is needed, and your reasons for attending the meeting. Please use “your last name_applicationletter”, e.g., Jones_applicationletter in the attachment name.
- A mentor’s signed letter of recommendation on university / institutional letterhead. Please use “your last name_mentorletter”, e.g., Jones_mentorletter in the attachment name. Note: applications missing an actual signature will not be reviewed.
- A copy of your submitted CPDD abstract. Please use “your last name_CPDDabstract”, e.g., Jones_CPDDabstract in the attachment name.
- Postdoctoral Awards are available to scientists who are not more than five years beyond their doctorate (Ph.D.) or residency (M.D., D.V.M., etc.) as of December 2017. There are a limited number of awards available for foreign scientists.
- Predoctoral Awards are available for individuals in Ph.D. programs at institutions with little or no NIH support. Individuals currently supported by NIDA/NIH training grants or individuals with Predoctoral National Research Service Awards (F31) are not eligible for Predoctoral Awards.Prior recipients of the CPDD Travel Award for Early Career Investigators (either predoctoral or postdoctoral) are not eligible to reapply. Applicants will be sent e-mails by the end of February indicating award status. There will be an Annual Meeting luncheon for all 2018 CPDD Early Career Investigator Awardees and recipients of Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
- A cover letter (indicating your eligibility and interest in pursuing research on drug addiction, and how attending this conference will advance your career in research and education;
- Complete contact information (e.g. name, title, mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address);
- Academic curriculum vitae;
- Letter of recommendation from your mentor, advisor or an individual who is familiar with your work;
- Copy of abstract
- Women graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students, medical residents, and investigators who are no more than five years past the doctoral degree or residency are eligible.
- Applicant MUST be first author on the CPDD abstract.
- Minority investigators are especially encouraged to apply.
- Priority will be given to those who have not previously received this award.
- U.S. federal employees and non-U.S. citizens are eligible.
- E-mail subject line: CPDD 2018 FORCE Junior Investigator Travel Award Application
- Attach a copy of the abstract that you submitted to CPDD, including title and authors (in Word format). Please use “your last name_CPDDabstract” (e.g., Jones_CPDDabstract in the attachment name).
- Attach your curriculum vitae. Please include your mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address(in Word format).
- Attach a cover letter stating (1) your eligibility, (2) your interest in continuing to pursue research on opioids, and (3) your career goals.
- Dr. Sandra Comer – telephone 646-774-6146; firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is accepting applications for the Director’s Travel Award program to help defray the cost of attending the Annual CPDD Meeting on June 9-14, 2018, in San Diego, California. NIDA anticipates supporting approximately 20 awards in the amount of $1,000 each.
Eligibility: To be eligible for a NIDA Director’s Travel Award, the applicant must be a NIDA-supported NRSA fellow, NRSA trainee, Diversity Supplement recipient or Mentored Career Development Award PI. This award is also contingent upon attendance at the NIDA Grant-Writing/Career Workshop, held in conjunction with the CPDD Meeting. Selection for this travel award will automatically enroll you in this workshop. Preference will be given to junior investigators presenting at the CPDD conference, and to those who have not previously received this award.
DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION PDF, complete and submit the fillable form. In the rare instance you are unable to submit the form directly, please email the completed application to NIDA_Training@nida.nih.gov. Complete application submission deadline Tuesday, January 23, 2018. For additional information or questions, contact Flair Lindsey at 301-827-5783 or NIDA_Training@nida.nih.gov.
NIDA’S WOMEN & SEX/GENDER DIFFERENCES
Junior Investigator Travel Award ProgramBoth clinical and preclinical research has shown that the antecedents, consequences, and mechanisms of drug addiction, as well as treatment and prevention outcomes, often differ between males and females. These findings are increasingly reported in drug addiction research as well as in most other areas of biomedical research and raise concerns regarding potential conclusion errors in the published literature either for males or females or both when data are not analyzed by sex or only one sex is studied. In recognition of these concerns, it is now a requirement for NIH-funded research that sex as a biological variable will be factored into research designs, analyses, and reporting in vertebrate animal and human studies, and that compelling justification must be provided for single sex studies. To recognize junior investigators who analyze their data by sex or conduct female-focused research, special NIDA travel awards of $1,000 will be available to 20 junior investigators whose CPDD abstract on females or sex/gender differences is accepted for a poster, oral session, or symposium at the 2018 CPDD annual meeting in San Diego, California, June 9-14. Eligibility:
- Graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students, medical residents, and investigators who are no more than five years past the doctoral degree or residency are eligible.
- Applicant MUST be first author on the CPDD abstract or an oral symposium presentation.
- Minority investigators and male investigators are especially encouraged to apply.
- Priority may be given to those who have not previously received this award or held an R01.
- Federal employees are ineligible.
- E-mail subject line: CPDD 2018 Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Award Application
- Attach a copy of the abstract that you submitted to CPDD, including title and authors Attach your curriculum vitae (list all NIH grant support if applicable). Please include your mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address.
- Attach a cover letter stating (1) your eligibility, (2) your interest in continuing to pursue research on women and/or sex/gender differences, and (3) your career goals.
- Deadline for applications: December 8, 2017
- Be a drug abuse-related public health investigator from a low- or middle-income country* who completed his or her doctoral degree or residency no more than 10 years ago.
- Conduct research on public health aspects of drug use and drug use disorders (such as epidemiology, public health policies, prevention, health services, treatment options, and systems).
- Have not received travel support from NIDA, WHO, or CPDD between July 1 of the previous year and June 1 of the award year.
- Have not previously received the WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellowship in any prior year.
- Live and work outside the United States at the time of application and travel.
- Provide eligible abstracts for the two meetings.
- Abstract Submission Confirmation from CPDD
- Abstract Submission Confirmation from the NIDA International Forum
- A curriculum vitae documenting research experience
- Two letters of recommendation indicating your eligibility for the award
- A travel plan for visiting a U.S.-based research institution before or after the CPDD Annual Meeting, which describes the potential for future collaborative research between the applicant and the institution.
- A letter of acceptance from the director of the research unit you wish to visit
- A conflict of interest statement that complies with CPDD policy.
- The award will generally be given bi-annually (every two years) at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
- The award will consist of an acknowledgement plaque or statue, a cash award, registration waiver, travel expenses, and lodging at the CPDD annual meeting.
- The awardee will be expected to deliver a lecture in the context of a symposium related to the awardee’s research at the annual meeting: e.g., 45-minute lecture accompanied by three 20-minute related talks.
- Travel awards and registration waivers will be provided for the symposium participants. The awardee will be encouraged to select junior investigators to participate in the symposium.
- Name and email of Nominee
- 3-5 sentences describing their research that you feel supports their nomination