[#DIV28SUPER] NIDA Women and Sex/Gender Differences Junior Investigator Travel Award Program at CPDD 2016


NIDA’s  Women and Sex/Gender Differences Junior Investigator Travel Award Program

at the 2016 College on Problems of Drug Dependence meeting

Considerable research, both human and animal, finds that the antecedents, consequences and mechanisms of drug abuse and dependence often differ between males and female and that sex/gender often plays a role in treatment and prevention outcomes.  To help promote comparisons of outcomes in males and females and to promote female-specific research, NIDA plans to provide $1000 travel awards to 20 junior investigators who present their research on women or sex/gender analyses in any area of drug abuse at the annual CPDD meeting in Palm Springs, California, June 11-16. 



·         Graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students, medical residents, and investigators who are no more

        than five years past the doctoral degree or residency are eligible.

·         Applicant MUST be first author on the CPDD abstract or an oral symposium presentation.

·         Minority investigators and male investigators are especially encouraged to apply.

·         Priority may be given to those who have not previously received this award or held an R01.

·         Federal employees are ineligible.


electronic Application Procedures:

Follow the CPDD instructions for abstract submission.  Then send an e-mail to Christie Espinoza at espinozac@nida.nih.gov  in the following format and with the required attachments:

·         E-mail subject line: CPDD 2016 Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Award Application

·         Attach a copy of the abstract that you submitted to CPDD, including title and authors (in Word format).

·         Attach your curriculum vitae (in Word format).  List all NIH grant support if applicable.  Include your mailing

        address, phone number and e-mail address.

·         Attach a cover letter (in Word format) stating (1) your eligibility, (2) your interest in continuing to pursue research

on women and/or sex/gender differences, and (3) your career goals.


Deadline for applications:  December 7, 2015

For additional information about this annual award, contact Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington, cwetheri@nida.nih.gov, Phone 301-435-1319.      



Cora Lee Wetherington, Ph.D.

Women & Sex/Gender Differences Research Coordinator, NIDA

Division of Neuroscience & Behavior

National Institute on Drug Abuse

6001 Executive Blvd., Suite 4282, MSC 9555

Bethesda, MD 20892-9555 (For overnight mail:  Rockville, MD 20852) 

Phone:  (301) 435-1319

Fax:  (301) 443-6043

E-mail: cwetheri@nida.nih.gov






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