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Proposals for project on addiction issues requested

The Neurobiology of Addiction Research Center is accepting  pilot project proposals on addiction issues.
A pilot project core is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—funded by the Neurobiology of Addiction Research Center (NARC).
The NARC Pilot Core will oversee the execution and development of basic science, translational and clinical pilot projects that will bring new technologies and new investigators into the field of addiction research.
The goals of the pilot core are to provide a mechanism primarily to attract young faculty, and secondarily to recruit senior investigators, into the field of addiction and to identify novel technologies that will augment ongoing NARC investigations of the long-term neuro-adaptations produced by cocaine self-administration.
The NARC has approximately $100,000 available annually to fund pilot projects related to addiction issues.
The project may be either a clinical or basic science study. The purpose of the pilot funding provided by the NARC is to provide an opportunity to collect preliminary data that will ultimately support an R01 application.
Projects will be funded for one year with an opportunity for a one-year competitive renewal.
Individuals interested in submitting a pilot project for consideration at any time during the year should follow the guidelines below.

Submit a three to five-page description of the project using the following format:
A. Abstract
B. Specific aims/ significance of problem
C. Preliminary data (progress report)
D. Experimental design and methods
Submit a budget and a brief budget justification (no travel or computers; up to 5 percent  salary and benefits). Budgets must be no more than $25,000.
Submit proposals by e-mail and address inquiries to Jacqueline McGinty, Ph.D., program coordinator, Neuro-biology of Addiction Research Center, at
Funding for the Neurobiology of Addiction Research Center is provided by NIDA 1 P50 DA015369 in partnership with MUSC.
For information, call 792-9036.

Friday, April 18, 2008
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