Basic Mechanisms of Brain Development Mediating Substance Use and Dependence (R01)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications from investigators that propose to study the developing brain or brain areas that play significant roles in mediating emotional and motivated behavior and in substance use and dependence.  All stages of brain development are of interest, but a new emphasis of the current reissue of this initiative is to support basic neuroscience research on fundamental mechanisms of brain development during prepuberty and the adolescent period in relation to the problems of substance abuse and co-morbidity with psychiatric disorders.  Topics of interest pertaining to brain development of this initiative include, but are not limited to, the euphoric properties of abused substances, actions of psychotherapeutic agents, and their consequences on memory, cognitive and emotional processes.  A major goal of this initiative is to understand how exposure to substances of abuse and environmental insults affects the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying nervous system development and neural circuit functions implicated in substance use and addiction.   


  • R01 Due Dates: Feb. 5, Jun. 5, Sep. 5
  • AIDS Due Dates: Jan. 7, May 7, Sep. 7

PA-17-119 Expiration Date January 8, 2020




Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

October 5, 2019