Overview

Through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, NIH supports research to enhance pain management and improve treatment for opioid misuse and addiction. The NIH HEAL Initiative includes research focus areas led by most NIH Institutes and Centers supporting hundreds of projects that reflect the full spectrum of research from basic science to implementation research.

Funded Projects

2021
Studies to Advance Recovery Supports (STARS) in Central Appalachia
Nov 11, 2021
2021
Advancing the science on recovery community centers to support persons treated with medications for opioid use disorder
Nov 11, 2021
2021
Building a Lasting Foundation to Advance Actionable Research on Recovery Support Services for High Risk Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder: The Initiative for Justice and Emerging Adult Populations
Nov 11, 2021
2021
Prapela™ SVS: A cost-effective stochastic vibrotactile stimulation device to improve the clinical course of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome
Oct 12, 2021
2021
Adapting the HOPE Online Support Intervention to Increase MAT Uptake Among OUD Patients
Oct 12, 2021

Open Funding Opportunities

2020
HEAL Initiative: Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (PRISM) (UG3/UH3, Clinical Trials Optional)
Jan 23, 2020
2022
Notice of Early Termination of RFA-NS-21-015 "HEAL Initiative: Team Research for Initial Translational Efforts in Non-addictive Analgesic Therapeutics Development (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"
Apr 22, 2022
2021
HEAL Initiative: HEAL Data2Action Modeling and Economic Resource Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
Dec 30, 2021
2021
HEAL Initiative: HEAL Data2Action Innovation Projects (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
Dec 30, 2021
2021
HEAL Initiative: HEAL Data2Action (HD2A) Data Infrastructure Support Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
Dec 30, 2021

Closed Funding Opportunities

2019
HEAL Initiative: Announcement of the NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenges to Develop Innovative and Catalytic Approaches Towards Solving the Opioid Crisis
Sep 25, 2019
2019
Prescription Drug Abuse (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sep 25, 2019
2019
The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (UG1)
Sep 25, 2019
2019
Wearable to Track Recovery and Relapse Factors for People w/ Addiction (R43/R44)
Sep 25, 2019
2019
HEAL Initiative: Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network - Specialized Clinical Centers (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sep 25, 2019