Welcome to the Alcohol and Drug Research Innovation Agenda (ADRIA) homepage.

ADRIA is an initiative of the Victorian Government, and provides grants to support alcohol and other drug (AOD)-focused research.

The aims of ADRIA are to:

Support innovative and responsive AOD research to improve social and health outcomes for Victorians by informing program design, service excellence and policy development;


Support Victorian organisations providing funded AOD services to participate in research.

The ADRIA program is a unique opportunity for the Victorian AOD sector to participate in, contribute to and lead research focused on reducing the harms associated with AOD. The grants will also help to establish Victoria as a national leader in AOD research.

About the Grants

The ADRIA Program is an initiative by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in conjunction with the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA).

Grant Size

ADRIA provides grants of up to $200,000 per year of the project (maximum of four years).

There is no minimum grant size.


Applications must meet the following criteria to be considered for funding:

The Research must:

    • take place in Victoria;
    • focus on AOD and related harms;

The applicant (organisation) must be either:

      • a DHHS-funded agency which offers AOD-related treatment or programs (including harm reduction); OR
      • a Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO);

For more information please download the ADRIA application guidelines

Application process

ADRIA will hold one grant application round per year.

ADRIA grant rounds have two stages: Expression of Interest (EOI) and Full Application. Applicants who submit a successful EOI will be invited to submit a Full Application.

EOI submission deadline: 5 PM November 30th 2020.