Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Consortium Research Funding Opportunities

The Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (PASA) consortium is funded by the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders Research Program.  The goal of the PASA consortium is to fund study applications for developing new medications that can be brought to therapeutic use to improve treatment outcomes for alcohol and substance use disorders (ASUD), especially as related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The two upcoming research funding opportunities are focused on:

1.Request for Application (RFA) #4a: Small-cost and short-duration planning grant awarded to investigators concerning a specific compound or combination of compounds. Designed to determine the clinical development plan (CDP) and associated studies needed to advance the compound to FDA approval for ASUD treatment.

2.Request for Application (RFA) #4b: Full study implementation awards for proof-of-principle basic research to determine which compounds are most appropriate for human research trials.

The RFAs are available from the PASA Consortium website at:

Eight New Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Added to OHRP’s Companion Q&As about the Revised Common Rule

OHRP has added eight new Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs &As) to its list of “Companion Q&As about the Revised Common Rule.” 

The new questions include the following three:

What is the general compliance date of the revised Common Rule and what does it mean?;

Does my institution need to revise its FWA because of the revised Common Rule?; and,

After January 21, 2019 (the general compliance date for the revised Common Rule), is the 1998 Expedited Review List still in effect for studies subject to the revised Common Rule? 

Each of the eight FAQ &As are noted as being new. The Companion Q&As about the Revised Common Rule can be accessed at:

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Webinar- Team Science Funding Opportunities

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) invites the research community to view a webinar series on funding opportunities that have a team science component. The webinar will provide an overview of types of award mechanisms that encourage multiple investigators, key elements of team science program announcements, required application documents, and general guidance for applicants.

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Detailed descriptions of funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the specific Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the website (, the CDMRP website ( and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (

All CDMRP funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website (

A listing of all open CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

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Microsoft AI for Accessibility Grant Application

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What challenges does the program focus on?

There is a world of opportunities when it comes to accessible and inclusive technology for people with disabilities, and Microsoft is beginning this program by focusing on three main challenges in the AI for Accessibility program: Employment, Daily life, and Communication and connection.

The AI for Accessibility program awards grants in areas that are vital for building a sustainable future:

  • Employment: The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is more than double that of people without. We see opportunities in using AI to help people develop more advanced skills in the workplace and evolve the culture around inclusive hiring.
  • Daily life: We see great opportunities in building modern solutions for people with disabilities by making software and devices smarter and more contextually relevant.
  • Communication and connection: Communication is fundamental to providing equal access to information and opportunities. Lack of options excludes some from employment and society. Technology can create new possibilities regardless of how a person listens, speaks, or writes.

What types of grants do you offer?

Currently AI for Accessibility provides the following types of one-year grants:

  • Azure compute credits: This is the fast track to get you up and running on Azure AI Service with grants of Azure compute credits worth $10,000, $15,000, or $20,000 (depending on your project scope and needs).
  • Azure compute credits Plus: In addition to Azure compute credits, these grants cover costs related to collecting or labeling data, developing models, or other engineering-related work. Applications are evaluated on their scientific merit, innovative use of AI technology, and potential for scalability.

How do I apply for a grant?

Submission: Submit your proposal via the online application form.

Deadline: There is no due date- we accept proposals on a rolling basis with grants awarded quarterly. Apply now via the online application form

Qualified applicants: We are open to everybody who has a great idea. AI for Accessibility is a call to action for developers, NGO’s, academics, researchers, and inventors to accelerate their work for people with disabilities. From a tinkerer in a basement to an established corporation, from students to professionals. This is a global program; grant applications from all countries in the world are eligible. If you are worried about not meeting all requirements, please connect to someone in your community who can support you and partner on an application.

Project proposal: The most important part of each application is a project proposal that describes the accessibility challenge addressed, the technical solution proposed, and its potential impact on people with disabilities. Please follow the application form and be as specific as possible. Your proposal should be written in English.

The AI for Accessibility program provides access to advanced Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources to individuals and organizations working on empowering people with disabilities across the world. The AI for Accessibility program awards grants to projects that build on recent advancements in Microsoft Cognitive Services and Machine Learning to develop accessible and intelligent AI solutions in any of our three areas of focus:

·         Employment

How can we positively impact the employment rate for people with disabilities through more intelligent technology?

·         Daily Life

How can we increase access to technology for people with disabilities while also decreasing the cost of such technology?

·         Communication & Connection

How can AI help improve the speed, accuracy, and convenience of communication for people with disabilities?

To complete your grant application form you’ll need to answer the following questions, in addition to providing organizational details:

  • Describe your solution (in less than 4,000 characters)
  • Provide a budget plan for developing and/or implementing the AI tools and services needed for your solution (e.g., equipment) (in USD; less than 4,000 characters)
  • Deliver an approximate timeline for key project milestones mapped to each deliverable (in less than 4,000 characters)