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Research Grants for the Primary or Secondary Prevention of Opioid Overdose (R01)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.136
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 12, 2018
Application: May 15, 2018

Scientific/research contact:
Susan Neurath, PhD

Peer review contact:
Dahna Batts, MD, FACEP

Financial and grants management contact:
Cynthia Thompson


This program provides grants for investigator-initiated research that will advance understanding about what works to prevent overdose from prescription and illicit opioids by developing and piloting, or rigorously evaluating novel primary or secondary prevention interventions.

The intent of the research is to:

  • Build the scientific base for the primary or secondary prevention of opioid overdose
  • Encourage collaboration of scientists from a spectrum of disciplines including public health, epidemiology, law enforcement, social work, economics, criminal justice, and the medical community to perform research that can identify ways to prevent opioid overdose more effectively
  • Improve the ability of state and local health departments to implement and improve interventions focused on preventing opioid-related deaths

The population affected by the funded research includes youth or adults engaged in opioid misuse, at risk for engaging in opioid misuse, suffering from opioid use disorder, or experiencing nonfatal overdose from prescription and/or illicit opioids. Research that examines the effectiveness of strategies in areas with high overdose burden, such as rural areas, or where illicitly-manufactured fentanyl is prevalent in the drug supply is encouraged.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State, county, city, township, and special district governments
  • Public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • For-profit organizations and small businesses
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000 per year
Award floor: $350,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 7
Estimated total program funding: $15,750,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

While not required, it is recommended that applicants submit a letter of intent by April 12, 2018. The letter may be emailed to or mailed to:

Dahna Batts, MD, FACEP
Scientific Research Official
Extramural Research Program Office
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
4770 Buford Hwy. NE, Mailstop F-63
Atlanta, GA 30341

Applicant conference call:
April 10, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Call-in number: 866.556.2180
Conference ID: 10685445

Tagged as
Illicit drug use · Networking and collaboration · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Research methods and resources

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