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(There are 4 travel awards available this year, each with distinct deadlines and criteria. You can only receive 1 award in a given year.)

CPDD Travel Awards for Early Career Investigators

CPDD will award a number of competitive travel fellowships to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting (registration and up to a maximum of $1000 for travel expenses).  (1) Postdoctoral Awards are available to scientists who are not more than five years beyond their doctorate (Ph.D.) or residency (M.D., D.V.M., etc.).  There are a limited number of awards available for foreign scientists.  (2) Predoctoral Awards are available for individuals in Ph.D. programs at institutions with little or no NIH support. Individuals currently supported by NIDA/NIH training grants or individuals with Predoctoral National Research Service Awards (F31) are not eligible for Predoctoral Awards.  Prior recipients of the CPDD Travel Award for Early Career Investigators are also not eligible.

Applicants will be sent e-mails by the end of February indicating award status.

There will be an Annual Meeting luncheon for all 2014 CPDD Early Career Investigator Awardees and recipients of Awards in 1994, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

To Nominate an individual, upload the following in PDF format using the

1. Current copy of Curriculum Vitae including contact information, publications, presentations, and previous travel fellowships. Please use "your last name_CV", e.g., Jones_CV in the attachment name.

2. A brief letter of application on university / institutional letterhead, indicating the type of award for which you are applying, why it is needed, and your reasons for attending the meeting. Please use "your last name_applicationletter", e.g., Jones_applicationletter in the attachment name.

3. A mentor's signed letter of recommendation on university / institutional letterhead. Please use "your last name_mentorletter", e.g., Jones_mentorletter in the attachment name. Note: applications missing an actual signature will not be reviewed.

4. A copy of your submitted CPDD abstract. Please use "your last name_CPDDabstract", e.g., Jones_CPDDabstract in the attachment name.

Complete applications must be submitted on or before December 10, 2013 in order to be considered. For further inquiries, e-mail or send a note to Dr. Jennifer Havens, Chair CPDD Travel Awards Committee, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 333 Waller Avenue, Suite 480, Lexington, KY 40504

2014 CPDD Primm-Singleton Minority Travel Awards Program

The Under-Represented Populations Committee (URPOP) of the College on the Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) is soliciting applications for a limited number of travel awards to attend the 76th Annual Scientific Meeting of CPDD to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14-19, 2014. The preferred candidate for this award is a graduate student with a demonstrated commitment to research and/or teaching in substance abuse. At a minimum, a candidate must have an avowed interest in a career in substance abuse research/ teaching. Applicants are required to be enrolled in a graduate program. In addition, applicants must be members of an ethnic minority group under-represented in substance abuse research, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders. Previous awardees and individuals currently supported by NIDA/NIH training grants or individual Predoctoral National Research Service Awards (F31) are not eligible. Citizenship of the United States or a permanent visa is required.

To apply, applicants should submit the following information in a single attachment:

1.     A cover letter (<1 page) indicating your eligibility and interest in pursuing research on drug addiction, and how attending this conference will advance your career in research and education;
2.     Complete contact information (e.g. name, title, mailing address, telephone number, and
E-mail address);
3.     Academic curriculum vita;
4.     Letter of recommendation from your mentor, advisor or an individual who is familiar with your work;
5.     Copy of abstract (<250 words) submitted for presentation at CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must be postmarked on or before
January 15, 2014. Applications will be scored according to their scientific relevance, methodological strength, and candidate’s involvement in the field. Applications deemed acceptable will be selected for consideration for funding. Applicants are also required to submit their abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 2014 CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstract entry begins November 1 and ends December 10, 2013.

Application materials should be sent via email to:
Dr. Danielle C. Ompad
Chair, CPDD Under-Represented Populations Committee (URPOP)
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
411 Lafayette Street, Rm 524,  New York, NY 10029
Telephone: (212) 998-5796

CSAT Travel Awards will not be given in 2014

NIDA Director's Travel Awards
DEADLINE: December 19, 2013
Award Announcements: After February 28, 2014

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is accepting applications for the Director’s Travel Award program to help defray the cost of attending the Annual CPDD Meeting on June 14 – 19, 2014, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. NIDA anticipates supporting approximately 20 awards in the amount of $1,000 each.


To be eligible for a NIDA Director’s Travel Award, the applicant must be a NIDA-supported NRSA fellow, NRSA trainee, or Diversity Supplement recipient. This award is also contingent upon attendance at the NIDA Grant-Writing/Career Workshop, held in conjunction with the CPDD Meeting. Selection for this travel award will automatically enroll you in this workshop.

Preference will be given to junior investigators presenting at the CPDD conference, and to those who have not previously received this award.


To apply, DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION in PDF fillable format and email the completed application to Applications may also be faxed to 301-480-2485.

Complete applications must be submitted no later than December 19, 2013.
For additional information or questions, contact Dr. Ghim at 301-443-6071 or

NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Awards


Junior Investigator Travel Award Program

College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 2014

Call for Travel Award Applications

Accumulating evidence indicates that the antecedents, consequences, and mechanisms of drug abuse and dependence often differ in males and females and that sex/gender may be an important variable in treatment and prevention outcomes.  To foster research on women and sex/gender differences in all areas of drug abuse research, both human and animal, NIDA encourages the submission of abstracts on this topic for the 2014 annual meeting of CPDD in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14-19, 2014.

Special NIDA travel awards of $750 will be available to 27 junior investigators whose CPDD abstract on women or sex/gender differences is accepted for a poster, oral session, or symposium.


·       Graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students, medical residents, and investigators who are no more than five years past the doctoral degree or residency are eligible.

·       Applicant MUST be first author on the CPDD abstract.

·       Minority investigators and male investigators are especially encouraged to apply.

·       Priority may be given to those who have not previously received this award or held an R01.

·       Federal employees are ineligible.

Electronic Application Procedures:

Follow the CPDD instructions for abstract submission.  Then send an e-mail to Dr. Samia Noursi at in the following format and with the required attachments:

·       E-mail subject line: CPDD 2014 Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Award Application

·       Attach a copy of the abstract that you submitted to CPDD, including title and authors.

·       Attach your curriculum vitae (list all NIH grant support if applicable).  Please include your mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address.

·       Attach a cover letter stating (1) your eligibility, (2) your interest in continuing to pursue research on women and/or sex/gender differences, and (3) your career goals.

Deadline for applications: December 10, 2013

For additional information about this annual award, contact:

·       Dr. Samia Noursi - telephone 301-594-5622;, or

·       Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington - telephone 301-435-1319;

WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellowship Award will not be awarded in 2014

NIDA Minority Workshops will not be held in 2014

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