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ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research

(formerly Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation)

1200-C Agora Dr., No. 310

Bel Air, MD United States 21014-6849

Telephone: (410) 821-7066


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $4,139,970

Total giving: $1,015,239





Additional Contact Information

Toll free tel.: (800) 688-7152; Grant Program e-mail:


Established in 1982 in MD

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to achieve a better understanding of the effects of alcohol on the health and behavior of individuals; to provide the scientific basis for prevention and treatment of alcohol misuse and alcoholism; to fund innovative, high-quality research; to support promising new investigations; to communicate effectively with the research community and with other interested parties.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Data Analysis Grants

Funds may be provided for the analysis of previously collected data. They include such major data sets in the U.S. as the various National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (HANES), Multiple Causes of Death, Mortality Detail, and Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS) and, in Canada, the Canada Health Survey, Canada Health Practices Survey and Canada Social Survey. Requests may be submitted to analyze other national or regional data sets, if made available by the individual investigator. This type of grant is not intended to provide funds to analyze data previously collected by the applicant to complete a research project.

Grants to Individuals Program

Research grants to investigators for the study of the effects of alcohol on the health and behavior of individuals and to provide the scientific basis for prevention and treatment of alcohol misuse and alcoholism.

New Scientist Awards

Provides support for the career development of highly promising new scientists just entering the field of alcohol research. The award is intended to provide funds for an original research project conducted by the awardee, to assist in the transition to independent research status following completion of training.

Pilot/Preliminary Studies

Funds may be requested to conduct pilot/preliminary studies to determine the feasibility of conducting a study of interactions of biological and behavioral variables which would result in a larger and more expensive research project. Such a study may be designed to test a new method or approach to study biobehavioral events, or to collect data on a sample of subjects to document the practicality of an interdisciplinary project.

Research Project Grants

This type of support provides funds for a specific research project to be conducted by the named principal investigator. The project must be original research to develop new knowledge in a wide range of topics relevant to alcohol use and misuse.

Fields of Interest

  • Alcoholism
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Public safety
International Interests
  • Canada
Population Groups
  • Victims and oppressed people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $4,139,970 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,992,187

Expenditures: $1,669,262

Total giving: $1,015,239

Qualifying distributions: $1,643,918