CCTS Substance Use Disorder Pilot and Mini Grants

Letters of intent due March 20, 2024.

Invited applications due April 30, 2024. 

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The CCTS is now accepting applications for pilot and mini grant awards related to substanec use disorders.

Within the general guidelines outlined below, the types of projects that will be considered within these mechanisms include projects that involve one or more of the following:

  • Support research by early career investigators.
  • Propose research involving new multidisciplinary teams.
  • Promote community-based research.
  • Develop new methodologies to leverage institutional strengths and new initiatives.
  • Pursue high-risk, high reward studies.


Substance Use Disorder Pilot Awards

Two pilots of up to $25,000 in total direct cost will be awarded with a project period of 12 months.  

Areas of emphasis are:

  • Identification and advancement of novel substance use disorder pharmacological treatments along the drug development continuum
  • Community-engaged substance use disorder research focused on intervention development and/or implementation in community settings
  • Leveraging novel technology or mHealth approaches to develop and/or deliver substance use disorder-related interventions (e.g., education, stigma reduction, support, linkage, monitoring) to patients or community members
  • Development and validation of novel laboratory models relevant to substance use disorders

Substance Use Disorder Mini-Grants

One mini-grant of up to $5,000 will be awarded for a project period of 12 months.  This project will follow the above-mentioned areas of emphasis; however, it will be of a scope and scale commensurate with a smaller total budget.  This mechanism is intended to support small scope data collection or experiments to support external funding submission.  

  • Eligibility is limited to full-time faculty (all title series including regular, research, clinical and special) at the University of Kentucky and affiliated institutions.
  • Investigators in training including residents, post-doctoral fellows, and clinical fellows are NOT eligible to serve as PIs but may be co-investigators.
  • Volunteer faculty and adjunct faculty are NOT eligible to serve as PIs but may be co- investigators.


Dates & Deadlines
  • Letters of Intent due :