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.