10th Annual NIDA-NIAAA Early Career Investigator Showcase

Friday, October 4, 2024, In-Person Meeting

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) are calling for abstracts for the Early Career Investigator Showcase (ECIS) symposium. This symposium will take place on Friday, October 4th, 2024, during the Annual NIDA-NIAAA Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention. The ECIS symposium provides a forum for scientific presentations by premier young and junior investigators working in the fields of alcohol and substance abuse and addiction research.

The agenda for the Mini-Convention includes: 1) the 2024 Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award Lecture; 2) three scientific sessions, Psychedelics and Empathogens for Treatment of Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders; GLP-1 Receptor Agonists for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders; The Habenula as an Anti-Addictive Circuit Hub; and 3) the ECIS symposium. NIDA and NIAAA are now soliciting applications to participate in the ECIS symposium. Applicants should be trainees or junior investigators who meet the definition of a NIH New Investigator/Early-Stage Investigator (NI/ESI) of being within 10 years of completing a terminal research degree or medical residency ( Six (6) to eight (8) individuals will be selected for this symposium. Individuals selected for ECIS will be chosen for the quality of their research and its relevance to the missions of NIDA or NIAAA, or to the themes of the scientific sessions of the Mini-Convention. ECIS participants are expected to prepare both a virtual poster presentation of their research that will be available to attendees during the Mini-Convention and a short oral presentation that briefly describes the research.

To apply, please complete the application form, include your Curriculum Vitae/Resume and list of publications, and send via email to ( by Friday, July 26, 2024 5:00 PM (EDT). To consider your application, you must select only one Institute on the form. Abstracts accepted for the 2024 SfN Meeting may be submitted for presentation at ECIS. Selected applicants will be notified by Monday, August 19, 2024. For additional information, please contact: for NIDA (Anne Tsai, or for NIAAA (John Matochik,