Frequently Asked Questions

What is I4SUD?

The Innovations for Substance Use Disorders (I4SUD) certificate program is a free (NIDA sponsored) course offered through Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Executive Education.

Who can participate?

Researchers, located in the United States, at any stage of their career and other professionals motivated to solve challenges related to substance use disorders (SUDs).

What is the program about?

During the program, participants will work individually or in teams to assess if their ideas and inventions can be transformed into innovations to address problems in SUDs. Learn more about the topics and courses here.

What is the modality of the program?

I4SUD combines asynchronous and synchronous online activities; a multi-day visit to Baltimore for workshops, clinical site visits, and community building.

When is the program being offered?

The Virtual self-paced program with live sessions and virtual mentoring will occur from August 28 - October 16, 2023. The in-person Baltimore visit with expert panels, community building, SUD clinic visits and a pitch competition: October 17 - October 20, 2023. The in-person sessions will be held at the beautiful Harbor East location of the Carey Business School. All participants will have their airfare, meals and accommodations covered by the sponsoring grant (the program is open to US-based participants only).

Who will teach the program?

World-class faculty and industry experts will contribute to the program’s learning materials. View their bios here.

What is the outcome of the program?

Participants will work on developing a business model to make them competitive for NIDA-supported programs, such as the “$100,000 Start a SUD Startup” Challenge, and SBIR and STTR programs, as well as other funding opportunities.

All participants who complete the program receive a completion certificate from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Executive Education.  

The winner of the pitch competition will be awarded a cash prize to use towards building their idea!

When can I apply?

Now! Please read instructions and fill out the application interest form here. Applications are open until June 30, 2023.