The UMKC Health Sciences District (HSD) Research Council is focused on addressing substance use disorders (SUD) and the national opioid epidemic. Our goal is to foster collaboration between UMKC Health Sciences District members so that focused cross-disciplinary approaches to these can be developed.

We invite you to review the following list of funding opportunities that may be of interest to opioid researchers.  To add other opportunities to this list, please email us:

This information is abstracted for brevity; please refer to the sponsor’s website for complete information.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities:

SBIRT Program for Women of Reproductive Age Misusing Opioids in Rural Primary Care Settings


Grants to Support New Investigators in Addressing Cross-Cutting Violence Prevention and Opioid Overdose Prevention
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA



NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)



BRAIN Initiative:  Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)



UMKC Health Sciences District Research Council members

Dr. Jinwen Cai, Kansas City, Missouri Health Department

Dr. Kathy Goggin, Children’s Mercy Hospital

Dr. Mark Hecker, UMKC School of Medicine

Dr. Jessica Hellings, Truman Medical Centers Behavioral Health

Dr. Jianwei Jiao, Center for Behavioral Medicine

Dr. Joseph Lightner, UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies

Dr. Russell Melchert, UMKC School of Pharmacy

Dr. Paula Monaghan-Nichols, UMKC School of Medicine

Dr. Mark Nichols, UMKC School of Medicine

Dr. Mark Steele, Truman Medical Centers

Dr. Mary Walker, UMKC School of Dentistry