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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center (TPRC) program supports environments in which scientists from the basic or laboratory and applied or clinical disciplines can come together to develop a coherent program of transdisciplinary research inquiry. The ultimate goal is to integrate diverse basic science findings, methodologies, and theories directly into the field of drug abuse prevention research which has traditionally been dominated by behavioral and social science-based paradigms.

Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Centers foster the translation of research findings from the basic sciences into the development and testing of novel preventive intervention approaches, translate preventive intervention findings back into basic science laboratory studies to explicate intervention mechanisms or individual variation in intervention response, and/or refine basic theories in ways that may inform future intervention approaches. This type of translational research approach is bidirectional in nature, with findings from the basic sciences informing preventive intervention development and refinement and findings from preventive interventions informing new lines of basic science inquiry. Applicants must demonstrate the diverse nature of the particular disciplines being combined and provide a strong and compelling rationale for why this particular integration of disciplines will be fruitful for prevention science.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, March 7, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages, including 1) an overview of the shared resources and/or services to be provided, 2) a summary of each of the “qualifying projects” to be served, and 3) the expected efficiencies and synergy to be gained through the proposed center.


$500,000-$800,000 in direct costs per year (not to exceed $800,000 per year) for up to five years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2008

Sponsor Deadlines:

An optional letter of intent is due March 17, 2008.

Full proposal is due April 15, 2008.

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health, social, behavioral and life sciences. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

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