NIDA International Fellowships for Postdocs and Non-degree Professionals in the USA

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), funds the NIDA International Fellowships, commonly known as the NIDA INVEST Fellowships. The goal of these fellowships is to encourage cross-national cooperation in drug addiction and abuse research.

Early-career researchers from all over the world have the chance to improve their research abilities and knowledge through training at top American research institutes thanks to the NIDA International Fellowships. People who are actively working on drug misuse research in their home nations and who have the potential to become future leaders in the field are eligible for the program.

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NIDA International Fellowships Details

The NIDA International Fellowships seek to promote research partnerships and knowledge sharing among scholars from other nations, ultimately advancing our understanding of and ability to prevent drug abuse and addiction on a worldwide scale. Participants in the program have access to state-of-the-art research facilities, networking opportunities, and mentorship from top authorities in the field.

NIDA International Fellowships for Postdocs and Non-degree Professionals in the USA
NIDA International Fellowships for Postdocs and Non-degree Professionals in the USA

The INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowship, the Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship, and the DISCA and USDISCA Fellowships for Senior Researchers are just a few of the awards available through the fellowship program.

1. DISCA and USDISCA Fellowships for Senior Researchers

Senior researchers from other nations and senior researchers supported by NIDA can apply to collaborate through the competitive Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Awards (DISCA) and the Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Awards for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents (USDISCA).

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Depending on the project requirements, DISCA and USDISCA awards provide a research exchange visit lasting at least 4 weeks, as well as a one-time payment of up to $8,000 US to help with living expenses and round-trip air travel costs. The awardee is in charge of getting visas and purchasing health insurance.

DISCA and USDISCA Fellowships Eligibility

Application requirements are as follows:

  • The senior researcher from the USA and the world receiving funding from NIDA must have:
    • Beyond postdoctoral experience, at least 7 years’ worth of experience in drug abuse research.
    • a scientific record that is supported by publications that have undergone peer review.
  • The senior researcher supported by the U.S. NIDA must continue to hold a NIDA grant during the duration of the award.
  • The senior researcher from outside the United States must be a citizen or lawful resident of another nation.

How to Apply:

The application deadline is open. Applications should be sent electronically, along with all necessary supporting documentation, to:

DISCA Program
NIDA International Program
Email: ip@nida.nih.gov

for more information, consult the official website.

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2. Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Use and Addiction Research Fellowship for Midcareer Training

The Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Use and Addiction Research Fellowship is intended for professionals in the middle of their careers who have shown promise as leaders in the field of drug misuse research or a closely related one. It offers a 10-month non-degree program at a university in the United States with a focus on leadership development and professional development.

The NIDA Humphrey Drug Use and Addiction Research Fellowship is perfect for you if you are a mid-career drug use and addiction expert who wants to obtain international experience at a top U.S. research institution. The fellowship will help you better understand the scientific underpinnings of drug use and addiction, which will improve your work.

What does Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Use and Addiction Research Fellowship cover

The mid-career, 10-month, non-degree Hubert H. Humphrey drug use and addiction research fellowship offers:

  • scholarly studies under supervision at a renowned American university.
  • a professional relationship and a minimum 6-week research connection with a researcher supported by NIDA.
  • Additional professional development activities that aid in building connections with NIDA grantees and NIDA employees who are keen on working with you once you return home.
  • Tuition, a living and book allowance, round-trip transportation, health insurance, a stipend for professional development activities, and attendance at the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Seminar in Washington, DC are all included.

Eligibility Criteria to Apply

The following criteria must be met by applicants for NIDA Humphrey Drug Use and Addiction Research Fellowship:

  • a mid-career role in a university, non-governmental organization, government ministry, health care industry, or other drug use and addiction-related occupation where the development of practice, policy, or program is influenced by science-based research.
  • a doctorate in medicine, public health, biomedicine, behavioral science, or social science that has been earned. (Candidates with a master’s degree and significant work experience in either research or professional development will also be considered.)
  • a proven dedication to public service and leadership.
  • spoken and written English with ease.
  • citizenship in a nation that qualifies for the Humphrey Drug Use and Addiction Research Fellowship, together with five years of residence and employment there.

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Application Process

To apply and for further information, get in touch with your local Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy, or check out the website for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

3. INVEST Fellowships for Postdoctoral Training

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), funds the International Visiting Scientist and Technical Exchange Program (INternational Visiting Scientist and Technical Exchange Program) Fellowships for Postdoctoral Training. Through training at top research institutes in the US, these fellowships give postdoctoral researchers from all over the world the chance to improve their research abilities and expertise in the area of drug abuse and addiction.

i. INVEST Drug Use and Addiction Research Fellowship

For drug use and addiction scientists, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program INVEST Drug Use and Addiction Research Fellowship is a one-of-a-kind program that combines postdoctoral research training in the United States with professional development activities and grant-writing advice. Any area of the biological or behavioral science of drug use and addiction is open to inquiry by fellows.

ii. INVEST/Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Drug Use and Addiction Research Fellowship

INVEST/CTN Fellowships are available to non-American scientists working with a mentor connected to one of the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Regional Research and Training Centers thanks to a collaboration between the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program and the Center for Clinical Trials Network (CCTN). The CTN research agenda on drug use and addiction covers a wide range of topics, including intervention research, clinical trial technique, and drug use treatment as HIV/AIDS prevention. Fellows may conduct their research in any of these areas.

iii. INVEST Prevention Drug Use and Addiction Research Fellowship

For researchers from any nation, the NIDA INVEST Fellowship for Prevention of Drug Use and Addiction offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to pursue postdoctoral training under the guidance of a U.S. mentor supported by NIDA. The comprehensive research training experience that Prevention Research Fellows get helps them be better prepared to perform independent research when they return to their home country.

INVEST Fellowships for Postdoctoral Training Application Process

INVEST Fellowships for Postdoctoral Training’s annual application deadline isĀ October 1. A completed electronic application form must be submitted, together with the mentor statement and research plan that were uploaded.

For eligibility and to apply, visit the official website.

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