Revised March 2017
To ensure that all members of society have the opportunity to understand the role of science, biology, and technology as they relate to neuroscience and drug abuse and addiction research, the National Institute on Drug Abuse funded new grants through its Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership Award from 1992-2013. The purpose of the SEDAPA program was to fund the development and evaluation of innovative programs and materials for enhancing knowledge and understanding of neuroscience and the biology of drug abuse and addiction among K-12 students, the general public, health care practitioners, and other groups. NIDA funded programs that range from improving science and drug abuse knowledge among high school students in local community to the development of broad media outlets, such as radio stations and websites.
A brief description of some of the projects that NIDA has funded is listed below.