Research & Submission Opportunities

ABC feels it is important for scientists to know about the various funding and abstract submission opportunities available to them, particularly from alternate funding resources.

The 21st Century Cures Act included a section that will create a new funding opportunity for research that could create innovative and immediate advances in treatment for a disease or condition. Read about this EUREKA prize program 


Abstract Submission Opportunities

Presentation submissions now being accepted for the 40th Annual ADAA Conference being held March 19-22, 2020.  (Submissions deadline: Varied)

The 2020 ADAA Conference Committee invites you to submit your presentations for the 40th Annual Conference to be held in San Antonio, TX (March 19-22). How to Submit Guidelines.  

Abstracts are now being accepted for ASENT2020 Annual Meeting. The ASENT Annual Meeting will be held March 2-5, 2020 in Bethesda, MD. Application Deadline: February 3, 2020 For fees and instructions on how to submit, click here.  

You are invited to participate in the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) to be held at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on May 26-29, 2020 by submitting a proposal and attending the meeting. This year's meeting theme is “Integrating New and Novel Treatments into Clinical Practice and Education.”

Research Funding Opportunities

Invited to participate in the NIH Matilda White Riley Honors ESI Paper Competition. The competition seeks to recognize emerging scientists whose research reflects Dr. Matilda White Riley’s vision of excellence in health-related behavioral and social sciences. Candidates should review NIH’s definition of an ESI to confirm eligibility and send any questions to prior to submitting an application.  The competition will close on January 25th, 2020, at 11:59 PM ET.  Winners will be honored at the Honors Event in June 2020.

Postdoctoral Fellowships. The HDF provides funding for research that advances the discovery and development of treatments and a cure for Huntington’s disease. Letters of Intent are due February 1st, 2020. Apply here.

American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology shares the following information on the Nina Schooler Early Career Research Award.  Psychiatry residents and fellows who are interested in or are beginning to engage in clinical psychopharmacology research are invited to submit applications for the 2020-2021 ASCP Nina Schooler Early Career Research Award. Please submit your application and information on the Nina Schooler Early Career Research Award website by clicking here. Deadline: February 3, 2020.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 NIA Butler-Williams Scholar Program, which will occur in Bethesda, MD between July 6-10, 2020. This one-week program, formerly known as the Summer Institute on Aging Research, is an opportunity for junior faculty and researchers new to the field of aging to gain new insights into aging research through lectures, seminars, and small group discussions.  The program also includes opportunities for consultation on the development of research interests and advice on preparing grant applications. Individuals interested should complete and submit the online application form by February 14, 2020.

FasterCures is thrilled to announce the official launch of a new initiative, FasterCures LeadersLink, to support the growth and development of leaders of nonprofit, patient-driven organizations that are changing the landscape of biomedical R&D.  Details about the two-year program are available here. The application is now available here. Application Deadline: February 14, 2020 (11:59 pm ET).

Applications are now being accepted for ASCP’s 2020 Donald Klein Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented to a recipient who has made an outstanding contribution to the Clinical Psychopharmacology. Submit your nomination here.

Applications are now being accepted for ASCP’s 2020 Paul Wender Best Paper in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Award. The award will be presented to a recipient who has been published in the past year (January 2019 to present date) for the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Submit your nomination here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released two Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) for the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. Both NOFOs target Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, with the first focusing on public health programs and the second focusing on public health centers of excellence.  The funding opportunities are scheduled to open for applications on February 25, 2020.

The Office of Science Policy at NIH recently announced a new Funding Opportunity Announcement for administrative supplements to support research on ethical considerations related to biomedical research.  All organizations administering an eligible parent award are invited to apply.  Please note that the issues addressed must fall within the scope of research and policy activities at NIH, but may be beyond the focus of any one institute or center.  Applications must be received by March 20th, 2020, and complete application instructions can be found here.

The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) invites you to fill out an application, and complete other requirements listed, for consideration of their ET Research Grants.They are requesting proposals for grants addressing the nosology, etiology, pathogenesis, treatment or other topics relevant to essential tremor.


We have created a list of resources from the National Institutes of Health, patient advocacy groups, and professional organizations, whose websites provide additional information.

Website Resources:

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

NINDS Blueprint Program

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

National Eye Institute (NEI)

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

American Epilepsy Society

American Headache Society

Autism Speaks

Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation

International Bipolar Foundation

International Essential Tremor Foundation

National Ataxia Foundation

National Headache Foundation

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

Society for Neuroscience

Tourette Syndrome Association


Yeast cells are observed by fluorescence microscopy as part of a preventative health project on Alzheimer's disease. CSIRO via Wikimedia Commons


An astrocyte, labeled with GFAP (red), focal adhesion kinase (FAK;green), and nuclear stain to-pro (blue). By Neurorocker via Wikimedia Commons




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