Application Form

The National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA] and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [NIAAA] are presenting a symposium, Early Career Investigator Showcase [ECIS]. This symposium will take place on Monday and Tuesday, November 1-2, 2021, 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.

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 []. 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 an 8-minute oral presentation that briefly describes the research.

To apply, please complete the attached application form, include your Curriculum Vitae/Resume and list of publications, and send via email (to by Friday, September 10, 2021 5:00 PM (EDT). To consider your application, you must select only one Institute on the form. Abstracts accepted for the 2021 SfN Virtual Meeting may be submitted for presentation at ECIS. All applicants will be notified of the status of their submission by Friday, October 8, 2021. For additional information, please contact: for NIDA [Anne Tsai,] or for NIAAA [John Matochik,].