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. Applicants must be within 5 years of their terminal degree and not have R-level funding as a PI.


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.


Q. Are there allowed/unallowed expenses specific to this grant award? For example, does the award need to go to support a new research project, or can it be used as a salary supplement (in cases where the awardee is not supported by a T32)?
A: The only exception for salary is if there is no ongoing associated research, e.g., writing reports of already completed research, writing a textbook, or teaching. The award should be used for research purposes, and salary toward that research can be budgeted.

Q: Can the person writing my letter of support come from outside of CPDD?
A: Yes.

Q: I am currently a PhD Candidate who just accepted a postdoctoral position starting this year. Would I be eligible to apply for this grant since the funding would begin in January of the next calendar year during my postdoctoral fellowship?
A: Yes. Although Post-doc applicants will be prioritized, all early career investigators are welcome to apply.

Q: May scientists who are not residents or citizens of the United States apply?
A: Yes, as long as the applicant is a CPDD member.

Q: Can I still apply for research project funds on an institutional K12?
A: The award will support research costs but not salary when that is already provided by other funding like the K12.