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Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education Pilot Project Grant Program

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Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE), Washington State University
Letter of Intent (Required): May 28, 2021
Application: Jul 30, 2021

Michael McDonell, PhD


The Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) Pilot Project Grant Program provides funding to foster innovative research projects that focus on reducing the burden of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and to support and provide mentorship to junior investigators during the development of their novel approaches to improving the lives of AI/AN people.

Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Telemedicine/telehealth interventions
  • Virtual data collection methods
  • Secondary data analysis
  • COVID-19 and alcohol or alcohol-associated harms
  • Impact of negative economic consequences of COVID-19 on Native communities and alcohol use

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Plan to conduct research with AI/AN individuals or communities on a topic related to AUDs and their related health conditions
  • Have an advanced degree in social, behavioral, or health sciences or a similar field
  • Be a postdoctoral fellow or junior faculty member who has no experience with National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 funding or an associate professor who has received previous R01-level funding but has not worked with AI/AN communities in the past
  • Be up to date with human subject trainings or commit to completing trainings before final review by the NCARE Pilot Project Core Review Committee
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $40,000
Project period: 1-2 years

Application process

Additional guidance and letter of intent instructions are available on the program website.

Email a letter of intent by to by May 28, 2021. Selected applicants will be invited to complete a full application with a deadline of July 30, 2021.

Tagged as
Alcohol use · American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Human services · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Statistics and data · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth

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