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 12 NIH Institutes and Centers supporting hundreds of projects that reflect the full spectrum of research from basic science to implementation research.

Funded Projects

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
Studies to Advance Recovery Supports (STARS) in Central Appalachia
Nov 11, 2021
2021
Delivering Transcutaneous Auricular Neurostimulation as an Adjunct Treatment for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome
Oct 12, 2021
2021
HEAL Diversity Supplement: Great Lakes Nodes Clinical Trials Network
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
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
2021
HEAL Initiative: Pilot & Feasibility Trials to Improve Prevention and Treatment Service Delivery for Polysubstance Use (R34-Clinical Trial Optional)
Dec 29, 2021

Closed Funding Opportunities

2019
HEAL Initiative: Request for Administrative Supplements to Existing Grants to Accelerate Research on Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adolescents and Young Adults (ages 16-30)
Sep 25, 2019
2019
Behavioral & Integrative Treatment Development Program (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sep 25, 2019
2019
The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (UG1 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sep 25, 2019
2019
Development of a Device to Objectively Measure Pain (R43/R44)
Sep 25, 2019
2019
HEAL Initiative: Clinical Devices to Treat Pain (UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sep 25, 2019