School-Based Prevention Research

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is inviting applications for grants to study the effectiveness of school-based drug abuse prevention strategies. The deadlines for applications are February 1, 1995, June 1, 1995, and October 1, 1995.


There is no specific set aside, but NIDA will fund regular research projects, small grants, first independent research and transition awards and program projects. The project period is 5 years, except for small grants, which are for 2 years.


Public and private for-profit and nonprofit institutions, including colleges and universities, hospitals, laboratories, and governments, are eligible. Grants typically are not appropriate for schools or school districts.


NIDA is seeking innovative, theory- and school-based programs and curricula; and evaluations of existing school-based programs and curricula that have been in operation for several years. Projects must include process and outcome evaluation.

Applicants should concentrate on interventions in one or more of the following areas: cognitive programs that focus on education about effects and consequences of drug use; affective and interpersonal strategies that seek to increase drug resistance by raising children's self-esteem; behavioral programs that teach and reinforce antidrug behaviors through resistance scenarios and coaching; environmental and policy strategies, including school management; and therapeutic approaches that emphasize early identification and referral.

For More Information

For additional information, please contact Larry Seitz, Epidemiology and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Parklawn Bldg., Room 9A53, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-1514.

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