Special Funding Opportunities

NIDA Mentored Outreach Award in Substance Use Disorders Treatment Dissemination*

Supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in partnership with the PA Foundation

DATES AND DEADLINE INFORMATION
Open date: October 15, 2016
Deadline for receipt of application: December 16, 2016 – NOW CLOSED
Notification of award: Late December 2016
Funding period: January 1, 2017 – January 10, 2018

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Accelerating the dissemination of substance use disorders (SUD) research findings and encouraging the implementation of evidence-based practices in healthcare settings is a priority for NIDA and represents the core mission of the NIDA Blending Initiative. This initiative uses collaboration between expert clinicians, clinical researchers, experienced trainers, and NIDA staff to rapidly disseminate research findings from NIDA’s vast scientific portfolio to a variety of stakeholders, including policy-makers, program administrators and frontline prevention and treatment providers.

The PA Foundation has partnered with NIDA to fund a mentored SUD outreach award to support the development of expertise in SUD through completion of a mentored experience and project that disseminates existing evidence-based treatment science. The NIDA Mentored Outreach Award goals are:

  1. To promote and improve knowledge of evidence-based SUD treatment among healthcare providers
  2. To promote dissemination of substance use disorder research findings
  3. To promote the adoption of evidence-based approaches in medical settings
  4. To facilitate the academic and practice growth and development of future leaders in SUD management.

PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT
The purpose of the project is to enhance PAs’ knowledge of SUD treatment research and the dissemination and adoption of evidence-based SUD treatment practices through a plan that will:

  • Provide the PA with experience that enhances knowledge of providing evidence-based management of SUD in medical settings.
  • Provide the PA awardee with education and experience in identifying evidence and developing strategies and resources that could be used in clinical practice or the dissemination and implementation of existing treatment strategies.  Applicants are encouraged to develop projects that address or improve upon current gaps in the dissemination of research findings or implementation/adoption of evidence-based treatment practices. The projects will be presented via poster at the 2018 AAPA Annual Conference.
  • Link the PA with an experienced mentor to guide and facilitate a mentored experience of up to one year, with the outcome being a project related to dissemination and/or adoption of SUD research findings.
  • Provide the PA with a mentored opportunity to learn about key areas of SUD and SUD treatment strategies through systematic literature review, attendance at conferences and workshops, and interaction with leading experts in the field.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY
All applications must be submitted by one or more PAs or PA students who are members in good standing of AAPA.

In the evaluation process, preference will be given to those applicants who have not already been awarded a grant from the PA Foundation within the preceding 12 months (including both IMPACT Grants and Global Outreach Grants). Candidates cannot have had previous or simultaneous funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or research funding sources. Eligible candidates may not have a previous training award.

AWARD ADMINISTRATION, APPLICATION, AND SELECTION PROCESS
Recipients are selected through a competitive process. Applicants must submit the following information:

  • A completed application form that includes: abstract/brief project description, project plan with timeline for the project funding year, budget and budget justification, and statement of support from a local mentor (if applicable). The project description should include objectives, background information, and method or proposed activities.
  • The applicant’s current CV/biosketch

For more information on the award criteria and application process, please review the qualifications and requirements document.

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