December 4, 2006
Grants for Alcohol Research
Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation
Grants for Alcohol Research
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED: 02/01/2007 and 09/01/2007
The Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation is a nonprofit independent research organization that provides support for scientific studies on the use and prevention of misuse of alcoholic beverages. The mission of the Foundation includes: (1) achieving a better understanding of the effects of alcohol on the health and behavior of individuals; (2) providing the scientific basis for prevention and treatment of alcohol misuse and alcoholism; (3) funding innovative, high-quality research; (4) supporting promising new investigators; and (5) communicating information effectively with the research community and other interested parties. The Foundation accepts applications for grants to conduct research on important aspects of alcohol consumption and its effects. Overall, the following areas are more directly related to the mission of the Foundation, and therefore, are of greater interest: factors influencing transitions in drinking patterns and behavior; effects of moderate use of alcohol on health and well-being; mechanisms underlying the behavioral and biomedical effects of alcohol; and biobehavioral/interdisciplinary research on the etiology of alcohol misuse. The Foundation does not encourage applications on treatment of the complications of advanced alcoholism. However, research involving treatment intended to elucidate the pathogenesis of alcohol-related problems will be considered. Non-research activities such as education projects, public awareness efforts and referral services are not eligible for support. The mission of the ABMRF grant program is to energize the field by helping researchers begin their careers and position them to attract greater funding from other sources with the track record resulting from a Foundation grant.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: Approximately US $2 million is available each year to fund newly approved applications and continuation of previously funded projects. Funds may be requested in U.S. or Canadian currency for a period of up to two years. Funding of the second year depending on the availability of funds and satisfactory progress during the first year. Most annual awards do not exceed $50,000, which includes a maximum of 15 percent indirect costs. Funds may be used for expenses related to the conduct of the approved research project, including salaries and wages, equipment, supplies, travel, and other necessary expenses.
APPLICANT INFORMATION: Applications may be submitted by public or private nonprofit organizations such as universities, colleges, hospitals, research institutes and organizations, and governmental research agencies and laboratories in the United States and Canada. Grants are made only to institutions on behalf of a named principal investigator, not to individuals. The proposed principal investigator of the research project must be a faculty or staff memberof the applicant institution. This person must be qualified to direct the research and is responsible for its conduct. Persons on training status--such as undergraduate, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, interns and residents--are not eligible to serve as principal investigators, unless they will be in independent faculty positions, or the equivalent, at the start of the grant period.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications are due by February 1 and September 1 as postmark deadlines. An application package must be postmarked by that date. If the date falls on a weekend or holiday, the postmark deadline is the most recent weekday before February 1 or September 1. Forms and further details are available from the E-forms website listed above and in the following PDF: http://www.abmrf.org/ grantguide.pdf.
Posted by sharum at December 4, 2006 1:24 PM