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Now Accepting CPDD Early Career Investigator Grant Applications

CPDD is now accepting applications for the inaugural CPDD Early Career Investigator Grant. Three $10,000 grants will be awarded to three outstanding early career investigators. See below for more information or contact the Executive Office at



 A total of three (3) post-doc recipients will each receive $10,000 plus registration at the following year’s meeting to support a specific project in substance use disorder (SUD) research. One of these awards will support a diversity project defined as a SUD project addressing a diversity-related topic and/or supporting an individual who is a member of a group that has been defined by the NIH as being under-represented in SUD research . Funding will be for one year (typically beginning on January 1 of the next calendar year). A no cost extension may be granted if needed.



Applicants must be a member of CPDD and sponsored by a CPDD Associate, Regular or Fellow member. The topic of the proposal must be relevant to CPDD’s stated goal of promoting a wide range of SUD-related research efforts. CPDD will give preference to post-doctoral fellows without current independent research support from NIH (F32 fellowship), NSF, or another national organization (e.g., APA minority fellowship). Those supported by a T32 grant may apply but should not budget for additional salary beyond the salary being received from the T32.


Letters of Intent will be reviewed by the CPDD Young Investigator Award Review Committee, and the most promising applicants will be asked to submit a full (3 page) grant proposal into a new online module. The review criteria for the letters of intent will mirror those used in evaluating the full proposals and the committee will seek to balance funding for pre-clinical and clinical/psychosocial studies.


Each recipient will be required to present their project as a poster at an upcoming CPDD Annual Meeting.