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Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS (DP2)

Grant Amount: NIDA intends to commit $1.5M in each fiscal year (FY 2015-2017) to fund 2-3 awards.

Avenir means future in French, and this award looks toward the future by supporting early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies at the nexus of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. This award is designed to support creative individuals who wish to pursue innovative research approaches for substance using populations with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. Research that may lead to improved preventive interventions, improved therapies and/or long term retention in care or implementation strategies, and ultimately, eradication of HIV. The award will support those in an early stage of their career who may lack the preliminary data required for an R01 grant, but who propose high impact research and who show promise of being tomorrow's leaders in the field.

Through the Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research (DP1), NIDA has supported highly innovative researchers proposing potentially transformative research. While open to investigators at all career stages, the Avant-Garde Award has not attracted many early stage investigators. Therefore, the Avenir award is designed to complement the Avant-Garde award by focusing on early stage investigators. Avenir applicants may propose research in any area of high priority HIV/AIDS research that has the potential to open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS among substance abusers.

Avenir awardees are required to commit at least 25% of their research effort to activities supported by the Avenir award.
Funding Organization
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Fund Category
Support Types
Eligible Organizations
City Agencies
Commercial Organizations
Community Based Organizations
County Agencies
Educational Organizations/Institutions
Federal Government Agencies
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
Religious Organizations
State Agencies
Tribal Organizations
Number of Awards Given
2 - 3 awards
Award Amount Notes
NIDA intends to commit $1.5M in each fiscal year (FY 2015-2017) to fund 2-3 awards.
Application Due Date
Project Start Date
Application Contact
Phone: (301) 435-0714
Technical Contact
Jacques Normand
Phone: (301) 443-1470
Fund Duration
Up to 5 years.
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Program Development
Research Programs
Substance Abuse Treatment and Counseling
Application Process
Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity using the “Apply for Grant Electronically” button in this FOA or following the directions provided at

It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (, except where instructed in this funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise. Conformance to the requirements in the Application Guide is required and strictly enforced. Applications that are out of compliance with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.
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Disclaimer: NPIN provides this information as a public service only. The views and information provided about the materials, funding opportunities, and organizations do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, or NPIN. Fund Record #4825

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