The purpose of the program is to expand the number of researchers who conduct high-quality substance abuse services research, the study of how various factors (social, financial, organizational, and personal) affect the need for and access to substance abuse treatment, the quality and cost of substance abuse treatment, and, ultimately, health and well being. The research domains are individuals, families, organizations, institutions, communities and populations. Funded projects may address topics including the organization, financing and delivery of substance abuse prevention and treatment services, and the need for such services, as well as methodological advances in health services research methods applicable to the study of substance abuse issues. In addition, attention to substance abuse issues in racial/ethnic minority populations, women, children and families, older adults, low income groups, the homeless, those in rural settings, and persons with mental illness is encouraged. Topics of special interest include the factors affecting the supply of services, the cost effectiveness of prevention and treatment services, barriers to access to care, and alternative sources of treatment such as the criminal justice system and faith-based organizations. Given the program?s focus, submission of proposals involving secondary analyses of existing data sources is encouraged, while submission of clinical research proposals is discouraged. In addition to developing a cadre of researchers capable of producing high-quality substance abuse services research, one of the goals of the program is to promote secondary analyses of data collected by SAMHSA, although secondary analyses of other relevant data sets is acceptable.
Applications for this grant must be made with Form PHS 398. Please see full grant discription on SAMHSA website (www.samhsa.gov) for more information and links to appropriate forms.
Who can apply:
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Eligible functional categories:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance
FY 2005 Request for Applications (RFA) SAMHSA Dissertation Grants: Support for Analyses in Substance Abuse (Modified Announcement)
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies