The Rutgers Addiction Research Center has collated addiction-related resources to support your grant-writing and research.

  • Funding Opportunities: This is a list of funding announcements from multiple organizations, including the NIH, that may be of interest to Rutgers addiction researchers.
    • Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities: Johns Hopkins University has created a comprehensive list of postdoctoral research funding opportunities. While this list is not specific to addiction research, many opportunities listed could be utilized to conduct addiction-related research.
  • Useful Grant Text
    • Facilities and Resources List: This is a list of possible facilities and resources, including the RARC, that you may wish to include on the Facilities & Other Resources page of your grant application. If you are aware of additional facilities or resources that may be of interest to other faculty members within the RARC community, please send a description to RARC Program Manager, Emily Balcke (emily.balcke@rutgers.edu) for inclusion on this list.
    • Text for Adding Translational Components to your Grant: Please find text that can be added to both the Research Strategy and Budget Justification sections of your grant application regarding translational services offered by the RARC that you may be interested in taking advantage of for your project.
    • Text for Overview of RARC and Associated Activities & Initiatives – The RARC has curated a comprehensive list of our activities and initiatives. If you are submitting a grant, we encourage you to include information about the RARC in your plan to demonstrate the wealth of support you have access to and strengthen your application.
    • Text for Adding Administrative Support to your Grant: To help coordinate efforts across faculty who need part-time administrative support, the Rutgers Addiction Research Center has an administrative assistant. If you would like to budget part of the RARC administrative assistant’s effort into your project, please reach out to RARC Program Manager, Emily Balcke (emily.balcke@rutgers.edu). 
  • Mock Grant Review Program: Preparing a NIH grant submission? The RARC has a panel of senior, well-funded investigators available to provide an internal review of your proposal before you submit
  • Grant Writing Resources for Early Career Investigators: The RARC has curated a comprehensive list of grant tools and writing resources designed to support you through the process of writing a grant.
  • Training Grant Support Office: RBHS has created a website to provide information pertaining to NIH training grants 24/7 to current and prospective administrators and faculty.
  • Office of Statistical Consulting: The Office of Statistical Consulting provides researchers, faculty, students, and administrators throughout the university support with collecting and interpreting data. Researchers from a broad range of disciplines, such as the biological sciences, computer science, education, library science, and the social sciences, can receive expert assistance from the consulting office either on an hourly basis or through long term, collaborative projects.
  • Postdoc Opportunities Board: Are you looking to hire a postdoc? A coalition of postdoc offices from 17 institutions, its majority Big Ten institutions, have created the Postdoc Opportunities Board to promote postdoc recruitment. You may use this free resource to recruit exceptional candidates for your open positions.
  • Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: This resource from NIDA offers background information on the affect of stigma on those with substance use disorders, and terms to use and avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.
  • Scientific Writing and Communication Resources: The RARC has curated a list of links designed to support you with both your writing and communicating your research with the public.
  • Research with Rutgers: Research at Rutgers is at the cutting edge of science and technology. To stimulate new research partnerships that drive the economic engine for progress, this innovative tool allows you to search our expansive research network for available expertise, competencies, and capabilities in STEM-related fields across Rutgers University.
  • Open Access Publishing Opportunities for Rutgers Researchers: Explore a growing list of publishers whose journals offer reduced Article Processing Charges (APCs) – some down to $0 – for Open Access articles.
  • Outreach and Advocacy Resources for Early Career Investigators: RSA NAPE members have provided a regularly updated repository about why and how researchers who want to become involved in outreach can find opportunities that interest them.
  • Rutgers Core Services: This set of slides, developed by Vincent Smeraglia, Executive Director of RUBRIC & Core Services in the Rutgers University Office for Research, introduces opportunities for researchers offered by the Office for Research.
  • UBHC Behavioral Research and Training Institute: The Behavioral Research and Training Institute provides high-quality academic and clinical training and consultation through a variety of centers and programs.
  • Working with the Media (Rutgers-New Brunswick and RBHS only): Rutgers Communications and Marketing (R-Comm) offers direct support to Rutgers-New Brunswick and RBHS researchers looking to publicize their research using multiple forms of media to bring their research to new audiences, advance their careers, and promote their departments, schools and centers. R-Comm has developed a series of Media Training slides. To learn more about how R-Comm can support you, visit their website: https://communications.rutgers.edu/. For direct support: Rutgers-New Brunswick researchers can reach out to Megan Schumann (megan.schumann@rutgers.edu), and RBHS researchers can reach out to Patti Verbanas (patti.verbanas@rutgers.edu).
  • Data Dashboards
    • New Jersey Department of Health New Jersey Overdose Data Dashboard: This dashboard uses interactive data visualizations to display opioid and other drug-related overdose indicators for public health practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and the public. This data may support grant submissions and publications. 
    • New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies Opioid-Related Data: Access these materials for regularly updated opioid-related statistics that can be used in articles and grant submissions. Data can be further separated by county and race. 
    • SAMHSA Studies Data Analysis System: Explore and analyze substance use and mental health data to better understand critical public health issues. Run a quick crosstab analysis and view your results as tables and charts.
    • FAIR Health FH Trackers – Opioid Tracker: The heat map in this section represents opioid abuse and dependence claim lines as a percentage of all medical claim lines in 2022 for each state. Clicking on a state displays an infographic for that state
  • CAS/JSAD Photo Library: The Rutgers Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies and the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has curated a gallery of over 1,000 publicly available images related to substance use that can be used in your promotional materials, blogs, websites, etc. 
  • Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (JSAD): The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has been based at Rutgers University since 1962. JSAD is a multidisciplinary journal, publishing research on all aspects of the use of alcohol, other licit and illicit substances, and inhalants; tobacco and e-cigarette use; the misuse of prescription medication; and behavioral addictions, including gambling and gaming.