FY 2003 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Request for Application Information: 

Office of Applied Studies

SAMHSA Dissertation Grants: Support for Analyses in Substance Abuse

RFA Announcement: OA03-003

Federal Register Notice: April 24, 2003

Receipt Date: July 2, 2003

Letter of Intent Suggested by May 25, 2003

About SAMHSA's Dissertation Grants:

SAMHSA’s Office of Applied Studies is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2003 grants to support dissertation research involving data analysis on substance abuse services issues. 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.  

Who can apply: Students registered and in good standing at an accredited academic doctoral degree program (e.g., Ph.D., Sc.D., or Dr.P.H.), which requires a dissertation based on original research, may apply. The student must apply through a public or private nonprofit institution that will administer the grant on his or her behalf.  The dissertation must examine in a quantitative way a problem or issue in the area of substance abuse.  Students in such fields as sociology, psychology, biostatistics, epidemiology, economics, policy, management, medicine, nursing, public health or health services research are especially encouraged to apply. 

Est. Funds for FY 2003: $150,000

Est. No. of Awards:  Five in FY 2003, ranging from $20,000 to $30,000 in total costs (direct and indirect).

Project period:  Awards may be requested for a period not to exceed 2 years.  The second year of the award will depend on the availability of funds and progress achieved.

Program Contact: 

For questions on program issues, contact:

Sarah Q. Duffy, Ph.D.

Office of Applied Studies

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

5600 Fishers Lane, Room 16-105

Rockville, MD 20857

(301) 443-8565

E-Mail: Sduffy@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Stephen Hudak
Division of Grants Management

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/OPS

5600 Fishers Lane/ Rockwall II, 6th floor

Rockville, MD 20857

(301) 443-9666

Email:  shudak@samhsa.hhs.gov

SAMHSA RFA #OA 03-003 has special instructions for the application process.  Please note:  

1. "Part I: Programmatic Guidance" of the Request for Applications (RFA) provides details about the specific program:

Click here to download Part I of this RFA in Microsoft Word: "Plain Language" format

Click here to download Part I of this RFA in Adobe Acrobat: "Plain Language" format

2. Specific sections of Form PHS 398:

Click here to link to Form PHS 398: Grants Website for the National Institutes of Health

3.  Other links you will need: 
 4. This application does not require either SAMHSA's "GFA Part II, General Policies and Procedures" or Forms PHS 5161 and SF-424.  
For a complete printed application kit, call Jane Feldman, (301) 443-5628, or email her at jfeldman@samhsa.hhs.gov