2019 NIDA International Forum,Texas (Travel Grant available)


2019 NIDA International Forum,Texas (Travel Grant available)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program for the 2019 NIDA International Forum will be held June 14–17, 2019, at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas. The research symposium, poster session, and network-building activities focus on the range and quality of drug abuse research conducted around the world. Participants meet talented colleagues and learn about drug abuse research and policy issues in other countries as well as the NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations.

Abstract Submission

  • Extended Deadline: January 17, 2019
  • Award Notification: March 4, 2019

The NIDA International Program seeks abstract submissions for the 2019 NIDA International Forum.

Abstracts are limited to 250 words, and should follow a structured format (background, methods, results, conclusion). Abstracts that report on international research addressing areas of NIDA-supported science will receive priority consideration, especially those that address seek, test, treat, and retain HIV/AIDS interventions; medication and vaccine development for nicotine addiction and HIV/AIDS; smoking during pregnancy; and integrating and standardizing databases for brain imaging or genetics and associated phenotype information.

Note: Abstracts will not be selected if the research focuses only on alcohol.

Abstracts for the 2019 NIDA International Forum:

  • Must be submitted online.
  • Must be submitted by the primary/first author.
  • Will be peer reviewed based upon the research topic, scientific merit, relevance to NIDA international research priorities, and quality of the abstract presentation.

Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters during the NIDA International Research Poster Session scheduled as the joint NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Workshop.

Travel Award Request

  • Extended Deadline: January 17, 2019
  • Award Notification: March 4, 2019

A limited number of travel awards are available to 2019 NIDA International Forum participants whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the NIDA International Research Poster Session. This award provides partial support to cover transportation and lodging costs associated with the NIDA International Forum and registration for the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

To be eligible for a travel award, applicants must:

  • Submit and have accepted an abstract for poster presentation at the NIDA International Research Poster Session.
  • Be the primary/first author of the submitted abstract.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States.
  • Participate in the full NIDA International Forum (June 14–17, 2019) and the CPDD meeting (June 15–19, 2019).
  • Complete the travel award request question during the abstract submission process.

When travel award selections are made, priority will be given to a primary/first author who:

  • Has never received a NIDA International Forum Travel Award.
  • Submits an abstract on a topic relevant to the Forum theme or the NIDA international research priorities.
  • Has not received travel support from the NIDA International Program between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

Important Note: A foreign abstract author may not nominate or transfer a travel award to another foreign colleague.

Travel award amounts will be announced upon award.


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