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


Opportunity for High School Students

NIH is holding an essay and video contest for high school students and welcome your help in spreading the word to encourage students to join. For the contest, they are asking students to express their perspectives on the ethical implications of new brain technology used to watch living brains in action, record brain signals, and stimulate brain regions for treatment purposes.

Starting October 1, 2020, ideas can be submitted as a written essay or a video. Winners could receive up to $1000 in prize money. The deadline for submission is October 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET


Abstract Submission Opportunities

The 2021 ADAA Conference Committee invites you to submit your presentations for the 41st Annual Conference. ADAA brings together a multidisciplinary community of basic and clinical researchers and clinicians with diverse backgrounds in psychiatry, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, neuroscience, and more. Make sure to check the Submissions website page for session descriptions and updates on submission information. Deadline for most submissions is: October 7, 2020.

Research Funding Opportunities

Submissions now being accepted for ASCP’s 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. Physicians who are currently in psychiatry residency or fellowship programs, or doctoral-level psychologists/pharmacists (i.e., PhD, PsyD, PharmD) who are currently involved in clinical internships, externships or fellowships are eligible to apply. Deadline for submission: January 28, 2021. Further details can be found here.

From the Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health. Locate the latest information about research initiatives, funding opportunities, and other resources to support substance use research.

New resources and updates for NIH grant applicants and recipients have been posted to the NIH COVID-19 Grants and Funding website These include new and revised FAQs on training, fellowship, and career development; salary/stipend costs; financial and performance reporting; and more.  The website has also been updated with new funding opportunities specific to COVID-19. 


Website Resources

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


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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