Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center pilot projects, due April 1

OHSU’s Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center (MARC) seeks applications for pilot project research grants. These grants, of up to $30,000, are designed to bring new research directions, approaches, and investigators into the center. Projects are also intended to generate preliminary data for future R-type grant applications. All OHSU and VA faculty interested in methamphetamine research are encouraged to submit proposals. Postdoctoral trainees are not eligible for this award.

The MARC will evaluate proposals on their scientific merit, innovation, and on their alignment with the MARC’s research themes, which include:

  • Neuroadaptation to methamphetamine;
  • Neurocircuitry of methamphetamine response;
  • Impulsivity as a predictor of methamphetamine abuse or as a characteristic that may be altered by methamphetamine;
  • Neuroimmune response (drug-induced or endogenous differences in neuroimmune function that affect the response to methamphetamine);
  • Translation between preclinical and clinical models of methamphetamine effects/abuse.

Pilots funded in an initial year are eligible for consideration for a second year of funding; however, all investigators who have received an initial year of funding must submit a new proposal describing their progress and proposed work for a second year of funding.

Read the full announcement for more information.

Review additional funding opportunitites in this week’s Funding Alerts.