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NIDA-NIAAA Early Career Investigator Showcase

News Date: Friday, August 3, 2018 - 17:00

NIDA-NIAAA Early Career Investigator Showcase

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) are co-sponsoring a symposium, Early Career Investigator Showcase (ECIS), as a satellite event to the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) in San Diego, CA.  The ECIS symposium provides a forum for scientific presentations by premier young and junior investigators working in the fields of substance abuse and addiction research.  This symposium will take place on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM during the 2018 NIDA-NIAAA Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention (8:30 AM – 5:30 PM).  The mini-convention will take place in Room 7A-B of the San Diego Convention Center.  The scientific sessions for the 2018 mini0convention will explore:  1) data science – new paradigms for addiction research; 2) effects of early life adversity on substance use disorder-related circuity; and 3) novel opioid receptor signaling in addiction and pain. 

NIDA and NIAAA are now soliciting applications from investigators to participate in the ECIS symposium.  Applicants at extramural institutions must have current grant support.  Eligible awards are:  i) a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), ii) a mentored career development award (K01, K08, K23, K99), or iii) a research project grant (R01, R03, or R21) and meet the definition of a NIH New Investigator/Early Stage Investigator (NI/ESI) of being within 10 years of completing a terminal research degree or medical residency.  Up to six (6) individuals will be selected for this symposium.  Each will be provided transportation to this event, one-night hotel accommodation and associated per diem expenses up to $1000.  Applicants within the NIH Intramural Research Program must meet the definition of a NIH NI/ESI.  However, intramural investigators cannot be reimbursed for travel expenses.  Individuals selected for ECIS will be chosen for the quality of their research, its impact in the field, and its relevance to the mission of NIDA or NIAAA.  Preference will be given to presentations that address a scientific session of the 2018 mini-convention.  

To apply, please complete the application form at the following link, include your Curriculum Vitae/Resume and list of publications, and send via email by Friday, August 17, 2018 5:00 PM (EDT) to:

NIDA – Dr. Roger Sorensen,
NIAAA – Dr. John Matochik,

Application: 2018 Travel Award form.pdf

To consider your application, you must select only one Institute on the form.  Abstracts accepted for the 2018 SfN Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA may be submitted for presentation at ECIS.  All applicants will be notified of the status of their submission by Friday, August 31, 2018.   

The form has been remediated for Section 508 compliance.  If there are issues completing the form please contact:    John Matochik, 301.415.7319,

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