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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - Mentored Training Award in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Science Dissemination


Supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and sponsored by the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM).

Accelerating the dissemination of substance use disorders (SUD) research findings and encouraging the implementation of evidence-based practices in health care settings is a priority for NIDA and represents the core mission of the NIDA Blending Initiative.  

SGIM has partnered with NIDA to fund a training award to support the development of expertise in SUD through completion of a Mentored experience and project focused on dissemination of SUD treatment research.

Award Goals:

  • Promote and improve knowledge of evidence-based SUD treatment among health care providers.
  • Promote dissemination of SUD research findings.
  • Promote the adoption of evidence-based approaches in medical settings,   
    facilitate the academic growth and development of future leaders in SUD management.


The purpose of the award is to enhance a resident/trainee’s knowledge of SUD treatment research and the dissemination and adoption of evidence-based SUD treatment practices through a plan that will:

  • Provide the trainee with experience that eventually fosters interest in a clinical career providing evidence-based management of SUD in medical settings.
  • Provide the trainee with education and experience in effective dissemination of research findings and the implementation/adoption of research in clinical practice.
  • Link the trainee with an experienced Mentor to guide and facilitate an up to one year-long Mentored experience, culminating in a project related to dissemination and/or adoption of SUD research findings.
  • Provide the trainee with a Mentored opportunity to learn about key areas of SUD and SUD treatment strategies through systematic literature review, attendance at conferences and workshops, and interaction with leading experts in the field. 


  • A completed application form, abstract, candidate statement, training plan, project description, timeline for the award year, budget and budget justification, literature cited, and other support.
  • The project description will include objectives, background information, and method or proposed activities. 
  • A letter detailing any current and previous funding.
  • The applicant’s and Mentor’s current bio sketches.
  • A letter of support from a proposed Mentor.
  • A letter of support from their current department chair (or appropriate program director).
  • A letter of support from a proposed co-Mentor (if applicable).



Submission Steps
  1. Login to SGIM Account
  2. Click "Nominate a Member for an Award"
  3. Click red "Add" text
  4. Select "NIDA Mentored Training Award" from the drop down menu

Important Dates 

August 14, 2017

Application Period Opens

November 6, 2017

Application Period Closes

April 2018

Winner Announced


The awardee will receive a $10,000 stipend.  

(Includes support as well as a stipend for each Mentor)


  • Only SGIM members will be permitted to submit an application.
  • Candidates cannot have had previous or simultaneous funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or research funding sources.
  • This award cannot be used to conduct basic or clinical research studies or trials.
  • Awardees are to develop and execute a plan designed to increase their knowledge of SUD and SUD treatment and complete a project aimed at improving the dissemination and/or adoption of SUD research findings.