General Information About ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research

 

What is ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research?

ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research is a nonprofit independent research organization that provides support for scientific studies on the use and prevention of misuse of alcohol. It is one of the few organizations in the United States, Canada and South Africa that provides funds for interdisciplinary research in the biological, medical, epidemiological, behavioral, and social sciences in this field.

 


When was ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research established?
Initially called the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation, the Foundation was established in 1982 as an independent philanthropic organization dedicated to the development of new knowledge about the biological, behavioral and social aspects of alcohol consumption.

 


What organizations fund ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research?
Financial support for the Foundation is received primarily from the brewing industries of the United States, Canada and South Africa.  With the rising cost of research, the Foundation has recently approved a plan to expand its funding sources to ensure its future will be as strong as its past. Refer to the Donate page to consider your contribution.

 


Who is on the Board of Trustees for ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research?
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is composed of a majority of public members, from academic science and medicine, and a minority of private industry members. Refer to the Board of Trustees page for a list of current Trustees.

 


What is the purpose of ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research?
The primary purpose of the Foundation is to fund innovative studies through its research grant program. The Foundation supports studies conducted by qualified researchers at academic and scientific institutions in Canada, the United States and South Africa. The Foundation also encourages research by convening and supporting research conferences, symposia and workshops, and disseminates knowledge about alcohol consumption and its effects through its communications activities.

 


What is the mission of ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research?
The mission of ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research is:

  • To achieve a better understanding of the effects of alcohol on the health and behavior of individuals
  • To provide the scientific basis for the prevention, treatment and future cure of alcohol-use disorders
  • To fund innovative, high quality research
  • To support promising new investigators
  • To share information with the research community and other interested parties.


What sets ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research apart from other alcohol funding organizations?
ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research is the only organization that funds broad-based, peer-reviewed alcohol research outside of federal programs, placing the Foundation in a league of its own. The Foundation focuses solely on alcohol research, prioritizes innovation, and requires less pilot data from new investigators. By enabling the most promising young scientists to begin their first line of independent research, the Foundation jump-starts significant career paths that often advance to leadership positions in the field.