Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Applications 

Applications for National Institutes of Health (NIH) institutional training grants (T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TL4) must include a letter on institutional letterhead signed by a key institutional leader that describes the institutional commitment to ensuring that proper policies, procedures, and oversight are in place to prevent discriminatory harassment and other discriminatory practices. This policy applies to applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2019.  The specific section in which the harassment and discrimination protections can be found is in NOT-OD-19-029 and NOT-OD-19-056.


The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) funds Institutional Research Training Grants through the National Research Service Award (NRSA) program. Support of these institutional grants is expected to help ensure that highly trained scientists will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research disciplines to meet the Nation's alcohol research needs. Institutions select promising students to sponsor for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral training in research areas pertinent to understanding the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcohol-related problems. Recruitment and retention of under-represented groups (minorities and women) to increase workforce diversity is expected.  Opportunities exist for both basic and clinical research in a variety of disciplines, including social, behavioral, biomedical, and biological sciences. NIAAA has funded more than 100 pre-and postdoctoral trainees annually, many of whom are now active investigators in the alcohol research field. Interested individuals or sponsors should contact the Program Director for more information about specific opportunities at the addresses listed below. In addition, many of these training programs have websites on the Internet which can be reached at the URL addresses below.

ALCOHOL RESEARCH IN THE SCIENCE/PRACTITIONER MODEL (T32)
PI: Edward P. Riley, Ph.D.
San Diego State University
Department of Psychology
6330 Alvarado Court #100r
San Diego, CA 92120
Tel. (619) 594-4566
E-Mail: eriley@mail.sdsu.edu
http://niaaa-t32.sdsu.edu/ 
Research Emphasis: Alcohol Research in the Science/Practitioner Model: behavioral sciences in alcohol abuse. Joint program with UC San Diego.  Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY: MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRAINING (T32)
PI:  Marisa Roberto, Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute
Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
Stein 305
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel. (858) 784-7262
E-Mail: mroberto@scripps.edu
https://www.arc.scripps.edu/training-grant-information
Research Emphasis: Molecular, cellular, behavioral and clinical neuropsychopharmacology of alcohol use.  Post-doctoral trainees

PREVENTION SCIENCE RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAMS (T32)
PI: Joel W. Grube, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
School of Public Health
Prevention Research Center
2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 601
Berkeley, CA 94704-1365 
Tel. (510) 883-5722
E-Mail: grube@prev.org
https://prev.org/about-prc/post-doc-program/
Research Emphasis: interdisciplinary training in prevention science with an emphasis on environmental approaches to prevention of alcohol abuse and problems using evaluation, geographical/spatial, epidemiology, survey, ethnography and other methods. Post-doctoral trainees

GRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINING IN ALCOHOL PROBLEMS: ALCOHOL-RELATED DISPARITIES  (T32)
PI:  William Kerr, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley Alcohol Research Group
6001 Shellmound St, Suite 450
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel. (510) 898-5841
E-Mail: wkerr@arg.org
http://www.arg.org/training/index.php
Research Emphasis: Epidemiology and treatment of alcohol use disorders, including distribution and health disparities of alcohol problems, handling by health services, and public health and policy implications.  Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAM IN ALCOHOL STUDIES (T32)
PI: Lance O. Bauer, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-2103
Tel. (860) 679-4154
E-Mail: lbauer@uchc.edu
Research Emphasis: Clinical research: etiology and treatment of alcohol problems; neuroimaging; basic neurobiology.  Post-doctoral trainees

TRAINING IN NEUROIMMUNOENDOCRINE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL  (T32)
PI: Mashkoor A. Choudhry, Ph.D.
Loyola University Chicago
Stritch School of Medicine
Department of Surgery, Burn & Shock Trauma Institute
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153
Tel. (708) 327-2463
E-Mail:  mchoudhry@lumc.edu
https://ssom.luc.edu/arp/
Research Emphasis: Neuroimmunoendocrine Effects of Alcohol: cytokine control of immune responses after injury.  Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

TRAINING GRANTS ON GENETIC ASPECTS OF ALCOHOLISM (T32)
PI: Christine L. Czachowski, Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
791 Union Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202-4887 
Tel. (317) 278-4820
E-Mail: cczachow@iupui.edu
Research Emphasis: Genetic aspects of alcoholism; molecular biology of alcohol metabolizing enzymes, alcohol preference, gene mapping, neurobiology, behavioral genetics, molecular pathology, animal models.  Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

 

DOCTORAL TRAINING/HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH ON ALCOHOL-RELATED PROBLEMS (T32)
PI: Constance M. Horgan, Sc.D.
Brandeis University
Heller School, Schneider Institutes, Institute for Behavioral Health
415 South Street - MS 035
Waltham, MA 02254-9110
Tel. (781) 736-4830
E-Mail: horgan@brandeis.edu
Research Emphasis: Health services research focused on organization, financing, delivery and cost-effectiveness of alcohol abuse prevention and treatment services.  Pre-doctoral trainees

MULTIDISCIPLINARY ALCOHOLISM RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM  (T32)
PI: Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D.
University of Michigan School of Medicine
University of Michigan Addiction Center   (link is external)
Department of Psychiatry
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Tel. (734) 845-3657
E-Mail: fredblow@umich.edu
Research Emphasis: Multidisciplinary training: neurobiological and psychological mechanisms, health services research, prevention, treatment, lifespan developmental mechanisms.  Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

PSYCHOLOGY OF ALCOHOL USE IN ADDICTION TRAINING (T32)
PI: Kenneth, J. Sher, Ph.D.
University of Missouri-Columbia College of Arts and Science
Department of Psychological Sciences
200 South Seventh Street
Columbia, MO 65211
Tel. (573) 882-1682
E-Mail: rasking@missouri.edu
Research Emphasis: Psychology of Alcohol Use and Dependence: causes and effects of alcohol use and dependence from a broad biopsychosocial perspective.  Pre-doctoral and Post- doctoral trainees

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR ALCOHOL RESEARCH TRAINING (T32)
PI: Fulton T. Crews, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
CB# 7178 Thurston-Bowles Bldg.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7178
Tel. (919) 966-5678
E-Mail: ftcrews@med.unc.edu
Research Emphasis: Pathogenesis of alcoholism, molecular medicine technologies, molecular biology, gene therapy.  Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRAINING IN THE BIOLOGY OF ALCOHOL ADDICTION (T32)
PI: Brian A. McCool, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1083
Tel. (336) 716-8525
E-Mail: bmccool@wfubmc.edu
Research Emphasis: Multidisciplinary training in alcohol research: molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience and behavior.  Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

 

ALCOHOL RESEARCH TRAINING IN NEUROSCIENCES (T32)
PI: Carlos Fernando Valenzuela, M.D., Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
Department of Neurosciences
MSC08 4740
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Tel. (505) 272-3128
E-Mail: FValenzuela@salud.unm.edu
https://hsc.unm.edu/school-of-medicine/neurosciences/research/alcohol-research-training-program.html
Research Emphasis: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders; alcohol craving, dependence, tolerance and withdrawal; stress, hormonal, and cognitive effects of alcohol; development of treatments for alcoholism and FASD.  Pre-doctoral trainees

ALCOHOL RESEARCH TRAINING: METHODS & MECHANISMS (T32)
PI: Barbara S. McCrady, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions
2650 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Tel. (505) 925-2388
E-Mail: bmccrady@unm.edu
http://casaa.unm.edu/traininggrant.html
Research Emphasis: Clinical and indicated prevention research focusing on: mechanisms of change, outcomes research, dissemination studies in diverse populations. Combined psychosocial and neuroimaging methodologies.  Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

RESEARCH TRAINING ON ALCOHOL ETIOLOGY AND TREATMENT (T32)
PI: Kenneth Leonard, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo
Clinical and Research Institute on Addiction
1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203-1016
Tel. (719) 887-2566
E-Mail: kleonard@ria.buffalo.edu
www.buffalo.edu/cria
Research Emphasis: interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the etiology, course, and treatment of alcohol use.  Post-doctoral trainees

ALCOHOL TISSUE INJURY (T32)
PI: Joannes B. Hoek, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Medical College
Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology
1020 Locust Street, Room 269
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel. (215) 503-5016
E-mail: Jan.Hoek@jefferson.edu
Research Emphasis: Pathology of alcoholic tissue injury: multidisciplinary approach using techniques in and cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and immunology.  Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

DEVELOPMENTAL ALCOHOL RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM (T32)
PI: Gale A. Richardson, Ph.D. and Brooke S.G. Molina, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
3811 O’Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2593
Tel. (412) 681-3482
E-Mail:  gar@pitt.edu
https://www.alcoholtraining.pitt.edu/
Research Emphasis: Approaches training in alcohol use and addiction research from a developmental perspective, focusing on gestation to adulthood. Training involves active participation on research projects with mentors, supplemented by courses and by the required Career and Research Development Seminar. Post-doctoral trainees

ALCOHOL INTERVENTION TREATMENT OUTCOME RESEARCH TRAINING (T32)
PI: Peter M. Monti, Ph.D.
Brown University
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
Box G-S121-4
Providence, RI 02912
Tel. (401) 863-6624
E-Mail: postdoc_training@brown.edu
Research Emphasis:Alcohol intervention and treatment outcome research. Post-doctoral trainees

TRAINING IN ALCOHOL RESEARCH (T32)
PI: John Woodward, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
67 President Street, MSC 861
Charleston, SC 29425
Tel. (843) 792-5225
E-Mail: woodward@musc.edu
Research Emphasis: Basic and clinical research on alcohol use and abuse; treatment outcome research; assessment of craving utilizing clinical laboratory paradigms and brain imaging studies; animal models of alcohol dependence and drinking. Post-doctoral trainees

NEUROCHEMICAL & BEHAVIORAL CORRELATES OF ETOH EFFECTS (T32)
PI: Kimberly Nixon, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy
107 W Dean Keeton, BME 6.116A, C0875
Austin, TX 78712
Tel. (512) 232-2788
E-Mail: kim.nixon@austin.utexas.edu
Research Emphasis: Neurochemical and behavioral effects of alcohol problems; molecular biology and genetics. Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM (T32)
PI: Patricia Molina, M.D., Ph.D.
The Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Department of Physiology
1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel. (504) 568-6187
E-Mail: pmolin@lsuhsc.edu
Research Emphasis: Biomedical consequences of heavy or risky alcohol use and their impact on comorbid conditions, with emphasis on basic and translational science, from in vitro to animal to clinical systems. Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

ALCOHOL RESEARCH TRAINING IN EPIGENETICS AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (ARTEP) (T32)
PI: Subhash Pandey,Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago
1601 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Tel. (312) 413-1310
E-Mail: scpandey@uic.edu
https://www.psych.uic.edu/research/alcohol-research-center/training-opportunities
Research Emphasis: Epigenetic and molecular processes that play a role in the neuroadaptive and behavioral responses to alcohol as well as the pathophysiology of alcohol use disorder. Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE RESEARCH TRAINING (MNADRT) (T32)
PI: Dipak Kumar Sarkar (Contact), Ph.D. and Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Dept of Animal Sciences
84 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 089018525
Tel. (732) 932-1529
E-Mail: SARKAR@AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU
Research Emphasis: Pathogenesis in alcoholism and drug abuse. Post-doctoral trainees

PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING IN ALCOHOL RESEARCH (PTAR) (T32)
PI: University of Washington
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
1100 NE 45th Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel. (206) 616-2896
E-Mail:  tanyaeng@u.washington.edu
Research Emphasis: Alcohol research, with emphasis on the etiology and prevention of problem drinking and alcohol dependence.  Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE TRAINING TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF ALCOHOL ON HIV INFECTION (T32)
PI: Robert L. Cook, M.D., M.P.H., Robert F. Leeman, Ph.D. and Robert J. Lucero, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Department of Epidemiology
1225 Center Drive, HPNP Building
Gainesville, FL 32610
Tel. (352) 273-5869
E-Mail:  cookrl@ufl.edu
Research Emphasis: Neuroscience and the brain, behavioral interventions using technology, and data science. Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees.

DEVELOPMENT AND NEUROADAPTATIONS IN ALCOHOL AND ADDICTION (T32)
PI: J. David Jentsch
Binghamton University, SUNY
Department of Psychology
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Tel. (607) 777-4875
E-Mail:jjentsch@binghamton.edu
Research Emphasis: Focus on development and neuroadaptations. Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees.

BIOLOGICAL BASES OF ALCOHOLISM (T32)
PI: Andrey E. Ryabinin, Ph.D.
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
3181 S W Sam Jackson Pk Rd-1470
Portland, OR 97201
Tel. (503) 494-2060
E-Mail: rayabinin@ohsu.edu
Research Emphasis: Basic biological processes involved in alcoholism at both the molar and molecular levels. Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees.

TRANSLATIONAL ALCOHOL RESEARCH PROGRAM (TARP) (T32)
PI: Vasilis Vasiliou, Ph.D.
Yale University
60 College St
New Haven, CT 06520
Tel. (203) 737-8094
E-Mail: Vasilis.vasiliou@yale.edu
https://publichealth.yale.edu/education/training/tarp/
Research Emphasis: Focus on bridging the gap between basic to clinical and social behavioral science research in alcohol use disorders (AUD) and alcohol and related liver disease (ALD). Post-doctoral trainees

INTERDISCIPLINARY TRAINING IN ALCOHOL RESEARCH (T32)
PI: Mark Fillmore, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0044
Tel. (859) 257-4728
E-Mail: fillmore@uky.edu
https://psychology.as.uky.edu/t32-training-grant
Research Emphasis: Focus on cellular and behavioral pharmacology of alcohol with the broad objective to understand how such acute and chronic reactions combine or interact with personal and environmental factors to confer risk for alcohol use disorders. Pre-doctoral trainees

MEDICAL STUDENT ALCOHOL RESEARCH INTERNSHIP(T35)
PI: Paula E. Gregory, Ph.D. and Patricia Molina, M.D., Ph.D.
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Department of Physiology
1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel. (504) 568-6153
E-Mail: pgrego@lsuhsc.edu
Research Emphasis: Biomedical consequences of alcohol on HIV disease, neuroimmunoendocrine regulation during infection and trauma, and hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cell biology. HIV risk assessment and community-level intervention. Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

NIAAA SHORT-TERM TRAINING: STUDENTS IN HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS (T35)
PI: John N. Forrest, M.D.
Yale University
School of Medicine
367 Cedar Street, Room 310 ESH
New Haven, CT 06510-8046
Tel. (203) 785-6633
E-Mail: John.Forrest@Yale.edu
Research Emphasis: Research training in the social, behavioral, biological, neurological, and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism and related substance addiction and alcohol interaction. Pre-doctoral medical students

A SHORT-TERM SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR AMERICAN INDIAN MEDICAL STUDENTS (T35)
PI: Matt Vassar, Ph.D.
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
1111 W. 17th St.
Tulsa, OK 74107
Tel. (918) 561-8492
E-Mail: matt.vassar@okstate.edu
Research Emphasis: A short-term summer research program for American Indian medical students to work jointly with mentors at 10 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)-funded alcohol researcher centers and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS). Pre-doctoral medical students

Updated December 2020