NIH & AHRG Announce Upcoming Updates to Application Instructions and Review Criteria for Research Grant Applications  


The purpose of these Notices is to inform the biomedical and health services research communities of planned updates to application instructions and review criteria language for grant applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2019:

 Career Development Award Applications:


Fundamental to advancing NIAAA’s mission is the cultivation of a talented and diverse research workforce equipped to conduct innovative basic, clinical, and population research and the translation of the knowledge gained from these studies into practice. NIAAA promotes cutting-edge alcohol research training through a combination of individual pre- and postdoctoral fellowships, institutional training grants, and career development awards in subjects spanning the breadth of NIAAA’s research portfolio. Recently, NIAAA broadened its training focus to include polysubstance research, and along with NIDA and NCI supports programs that expose students to cross-cutting areas of alcohol, tobacco, and other substance use research. The Institute is also working with the medical education community to improve clinical training in addiction medicine, thereby improving healthcare services for individuals struggling with AUD and other substance use disorders.

NIAAA’s Training Programs are coordinated by a Centers & Training Working Group (C&T) with representation across all Divisions.  The C&T is an advisory body to the Director on the global mission for the Institute's training programs.  In addition to monitoring policies that may impact our training programs, the C&T creates subcommittees to provide data anlaysis on positive outcomes of our programs; responds to data requests; and conducts in-house reviews for our diversity supplement program
If you have any general questions about NIAAA’s training programs or awards please feel free to get in touch with the NIAAA staff point of contact for our Training and Career Awards.  We are excited about working together toward our goals and activities planned for the future and encourage you to explore our website.  Should you have any questions pertaining to these training webpages, please contact Lynn Morin at



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Revised September 2018