Pilot Projects

The NIDA center for genetic studies of drug abuse in outbred rats (P50DA037844) is soliciting pilot projects that would use heterogeneous stock (HS) rats to collect preliminary data to be used for applications to NIDA. The Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats focuses on quantitative genetic studies of a range of psychologically complex drug abuse-related phenotypes. The purpose of the pilot projects is to broaden the impact of this center and to promote the use of HS rats.

In 2023 we will issue two types of awards. Please follow the links for detailed information.
1) up to $25,000/year for up to 2 years to applicants from Center’s participating institutions (University of California – San Diego, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, University at Buffalo, Wake Forest University, University of Colorado Denver, and the Oregon Health & Science University)
2) up to 100 HS rats free of charge, including free shipping to applicants from any research institution.

The deadline for application is April 1, 2023

2022 Pilot Awards recipients

2020 Pilot Awards recipients

2019 Pilot Awards recipients

2017 Pilot Awards recipients

2016 Pilot Awards recipients

2014 Pilot Grants recipients

If you have questions please contact Pilot Core Director (Oksana Polesskaya, PhD).

Updated: January 26, 2023