Koch Foundation: Substance Abuse Research Grant

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Addiction & Substance Use Disorders

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Substance Abuse Research Grants

In the summer of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control reported the first decline in drug overdose deaths since 1990. However, the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health report found that 1 in 12 American adults (18.7 million) have a substance use disorder. The impacts of substance abuse continue to undermine the strength of our communities and more work needs to be done to combat this issue.

In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, the Charles Koch Foundation seeks to support research projects (e.g. papers, conferences, workshops, etc.) that explore innovative, community-based solutions that are targeted at destroying the root causes of substance abuse.

To that end, we are actively soliciting proposals for projects to consider innovative solutions that seek to alleviate substance use disorders. Proposals will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis.

We are especially interested in research that:

  • Addresses innovative ways to help individuals overcome substance use disorders, prevent drug overdoses, and increase the willingness of individuals to seek treatment for substance abuse.
  • Explores the root causes of addiction and substance use disorders as well as innovative means to prevent substance abuse by remedying these root causes.
  • Addresses the unintended consequences of current approaches to reduce drug overdoses and substance abuse.
  • Examines solutions that offer a proactive approach to fighting addiction rather than a reactive approach focusing on treatment and recovery.
  • Explores opportunities to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders and celebrate success in overcoming addiction and substance abuse.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • University, college, think tank, or other 501(c)(3) organization.


This page was last reviewed May 14, 2021 and last updated May 14, 2021