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Funding Opportunities

This page features current funding opportunities that may be of interest to members of the Interdisciplinary (or Community Health) Research Collaborative. The list below is organized in reverse chronological order by deadline or expiration date. Please contact Duncan Lorimer  with questions about these opportunities or about joining the Collaborative.

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National Institute of Health (NIH) Opportunities:

NOSI: Maximizing the Scientific Value of Secondary Analyses of Existing Cohorts and Datasets in Order to Address Research Gaps and Foster Additional Opportunities in Aging Research

The goal of this NOSI is to encourage the use of existing cohorts and datasets for well-focused secondary analyses to investigate novel scientific ideas and/or address clinically related issues on: (1) aging changes influencing health across the lifespan (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD)), (2) diseases and disabilities in older persons, and/or (3) the changes in basic biology of aging that underlie these impacts on health (the hallmarks of aging). Activities of high priority include those addressing specific hypotheses in basic biological research, clinical aging research, behavioral or social research, and/or translational geroscience to inform: the design and implementation of future epidemiologic or human intervention studies; interventions in animal models of aging; research on behavioral and social factors over the life course that influence health (e.g., early life adversity); current geriatric practice in maintenance of health, disease management, and prevention of disability; or research testing of possible causal relationships between rates of aging and findings extracted by secondary analysis of the existing data. Existing datasets may also be used to develop and test new mathematical modeling and statistical analytical approaches. Analyses of sex and/or gender differences across health disparity groups (e.g., racial and ethnic groups, socioeconomic status, and sexual and gender minorities) are of high relevance. Use of cohorts that are linked to electronic health record systems and/or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrative data are especially welcome.
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details.  This notice expires May 8, 2024.

Measures and Methods to Advance Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities-Related Constructs (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this FOA is to support research that will advance the measurement and methodology of complex constructs relevant to minority health and health disparities. The objective of this initiative is to produce knowledge that can inform the field about the types of measurement approaches that may be most suitable for different health disparities-related research questions or specific populations, settings, or contexts. Projects are expected to examine the performance and utility of specific measurement and/or methodological approaches. Projects are encouraged to use multiple data sources across different levels and across multiple sectors when appropriate. However, because this initiative emphasizes capturing the lived experiences of individuals and populations, all projects are expected to include self-report measures or data in some way. Projects should also include relevant diversity (e.g., with respect to age, gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual or gender minority status, and/or geographic region) in sampling, enrollment, and data analysis needed to advance health disparities and health equity research and interventions development. 
Deadline:  Standard dates apply. This opportunity expires May 8, 2024.

NOSI: Assessment of Suicide Thoughts and Behaviors among Children and Preteens

The purpose of this NOSI is to encourage advance research that addresses outstanding questions related to the developmentally and culturally appropriate characterization and assessment of STB in children/preteens. For purposes of this NOSI, children/preteens are defined as youth 12 years old and younger. NIMH encourages applications that consider issues relevant to the assessment of diverse youth, including the acceptability and cultural relevance of the strategies for assessment among youth from minoritized backgrounds and/or sexual and gender minority youth. Given the importance of considering youths’ developmental status (e.g., cognitive functioning as it relates to their understanding of death and participation in the assessment) and the importance of assessing youths’ internal states, NIMH encourages applications that bring together teams with strong expertise in developmental science and projects that directly assess respondents’ comprehension of interview/survey items and the developmental appropriateness of potential assessment approaches. Investigator teams are also expected to include expertise in suicide risk assessment and conceptualization and expertise in measure development and psychometrics, as appropriate. Applicants may choose to utilize mixed method approaches (e.g., cognitive interviewing approaches to assess the young respondents’ comprehension of proposed questionnaire/interview items). In these instances, applicants should specify how the proposed methods are consistent with established standards of rigor for quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires  May 8, 2024.

NOSI: NIMH Priorities on Research on Aggression and Violence Against Others 

NIMH is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to outline priorities for research on the etiology, risks for, and prevention of interpersonal aggression and violence against others. Aggression is a multidimensional phenomenon comprising of evolutionary conserved behaviors that serve survival functions. Although aggression is frequently adaptive and a normal component of social behaviors across species, in some instances, aggressive behaviors in humans can become pathological and persistent, increasing the risk for mental illnesses in aggressors and victims of aggression. Research evidence suggests an association between mental disorders and self-inflicted or interpersonal violence. This association poses a burden on society with significant implications for public health, mental health policies, clinical care, and interventions. Despite the occurrence of aggressive and violent behaviors in mental illnesses and their adverse consequences on society, there is a paucity of knowledge relevant to the etiological, neural, and behavioral underpinning of aggression and treatment strategies. While the range of human aggressive and violent behaviors to which the findings from animal studies can be applied is limited, a subset of subcortical brain structures and networks that is conserved between humans and most other mammals has been implicated in initiation and regulation of aggression. 
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires May 8, 2024.

Understanding Chronic Conditions Understudied Among Women (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this NOFO is to invite R01 applications on chronic conditions understudied among women and/or that disproportionately affect populations of women who are understudied, underrepresented, and underreported in biomedical research. Proposals should align with Goal 1 of the 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research "Advancing Science for the Health of Women." The awards under this NOFO will be administered by NIH ICs using funds that have been made available through the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the scientific partnering Institutes and Centers across NIH. 
Deadline:  Standard dates apply. This opportunity expires  June 21, 2024.

NOSI: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations 

The purpose of this notice is to 1) emphasize the roles and impacts of interventions, particularly those under the umbrella of digital health, as well as community-engaged and multi-level interventions in healthcare settings to address access, reach, delivery, engagement, effectiveness, scalability, and sustainability of services that are utilized during and following the pandemic, and 2) encourage the leveraging of existing large-scale data sources with broad population coverage to improve prediction of various mitigation efforts (including vaccinations, masking, and physical distancing to inform the public health response) on transmission reduction and on social and economic impacts, and assess the downstream health and healthcare access effects, with an emphasis on underserved and vulnerable populations. Additionally, the use of large-scale data sources to study the indirect health impacts of the pandemic and subsequent social and economic changes is needed to understand the costs and benefits of various COVID-19 mitigation strategies.  
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires  September 8, 2024.

NOSI: Development and Preliminary Testing of Health-related Behavioral Interventions 

To achieve more potent strategies to promote sustained health-related behavior change, there is a need for intentional and methodical translation of foundational behavioral and social science discoveries into new or improved interventions. The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and participating ICOs are issuing this Notice to highlight interest in the systematic development of original health-related behavioral interventions that test hypotheses that draw on basic behavioral and social sciences research (bBSSR) findings that posit causal or processual mechanisms of action of healthier behavior change. This includes research that focuses on use-inspired bBSSR, understanding of mechanisms of action underlying initial and sustained behavior change, and systematic development and testing of health-related behavioral interventions and their components. This Notice encourages behavioral intervention research that integrates basic behavioral and social science, that create, refine, and test innovative interventions focused on the initiation, cessation, or maintenance of behaviors associated with improved health or disease mitigation. 
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires  September 27, 2024.

NOSI: Stimulating Research to Understand and Address Hunger, Food and Nutrition Insecurity

The purpose of this NOSI is to encourage research on the efficacy of interventions that address nutrition security and the mechanisms of food insecurity on a variety of health outcomes.  It also calls for the development of new measures for nutrition security and assessment of food insecurity that are broadly applicable. It was developed by the Office of Nutrition Res earch (ONR) Implementation Working Group on Nutrition and Health Disparities in collaboration with NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices in support of the goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research.
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires Nov ember 29, 2024.

Laboratories to Optimize Digital Health (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks applications for innovative research projects to test strategies to increase the reach, efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of digital mental health interventions which may impact mental health outcomes, including suicide behaviors and serious mental illness. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to support the development of digital health test beds that leverage well-established digital mental health platforms and infrastructure to rapidly refine and optimize existing evidence-based digital health interventions and to conduct clinical research testing digital mental health interventions that are statistically powered to provide a definitive answer regarding the intervention's effectiveness particularly in populations who experience   health disparities and vulnerable populations.
Deadline:  Standard dates apply. Opportunity expires  March 6, 2025.

The purpose of this K99/R00 program is to support a cohort of new and talented independent investigators conducting Pain and/or SUD research, in order to increase the independent investigator workforce in research areas supported by the NIH HEAL InitiativeSM. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of eligible outstanding postdoctoral researchers from their mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition to help awardees establish independent research programs in areas supported by the NIH HEAL InitiativeSM. 
Deadline:  Standard dates apply. Opportunity expires  March 12, 2025.

NOSI: Public Health Research on Cannabis 

Policies around of cannabis products (including whole plant cannabis and cannabis constituent compounds) in the United States (and globally) continue to evolve, and far outpace the knowledge needed to determine the public health impacts of these changes. Growing numbers of states have loosened restrictions on cannabis, including those on sales and use, by passing medical cannabis laws or by making cannabis legal for adult recreational use, and in increasing numbers, states have done both. Recognizing this widening research gap, in 2018 NIDA sought input from a  National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse (NACDA) Workgroup to identify cannabis policy research areas with the greatest urgency and potential for impact, and many of these questions and concerns remain. 
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires  May 5, 2025.

The purpose of this FOA is to support studies that will identify, develop, and/or test strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, practices, programs, tools, treatments, guidelines, and policies. Studies that promote equitable dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions among underrepresented communities are encouraged. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to stop or reduce (“de-implement”) the use of practices that are ineffective, unproven, low-value, or harmful. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged. Applications that focus on re-implementation of evidence-based health services (e.g. cancer screening) that may have dropped off amidst the ongoing COVID pandemic are encouraged.
Deadline:  Standard dates apply. Opportunity expires May 8, 2025.

Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address and Reduce Health Care Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This FOA seeks to support research that examines the impact of leveraging health information technology (health IT) to reduce disparities in access to and utilization of health care services, quality of care, patient-clinician communication, and health outcomes for populations that experience health disparities in the U.S. Additionally, it seeks to support multidisciplinary research that examines the impact of leveraging health information technology (health IT) to reduce disparities in access to care, quality of care, patient-clinician communication, and health outcomes for populations that experience health disparities in the U.S. Projects should include a focus on one or more NIH-designated health disparity populations in the United States, which include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations of any race, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities living in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, tribal lands, and the U.S. territories. Projects that include populations that identify across more than one population with health disparities are encouraged. Projects should involve collaborations from relevant stakeholders, health disparity population groups such as academic researchers, administrators and leaders of healthcare systems or clinics, clinicians caring for the patients from populations that experience health disparities, and patient advisory and advocacy groups. 
Deadline:  Standard dates apply. Opportunity expires May 8, 2025.

NOSI: HEAL Initiative: Workforce Interventions to Improve Addiction Care Quality and Patient Outcomes 

Through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) initiative seeks studies that identify, develop, and/or evaluate strategies to address challenges with recruiting, training, and retaining a robust and highly qualified behavioral health workforce.  Strategies explored through this initiative should focus on increasing recruitment and retention, improving provider training, reducing stigma among providers, increasing access to care and number of patients served, improving quality of care, and/or improving patient outcomes. 
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires  September 8, 2025.

Complex Integrated Multi-Component Projects in Aging Research (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)

This FOA allows for applications that propose large-scale, complex research projects with multiple highly integrated components focused on a common research question relevant to aging. Such projects will likely involve an integrated multidisciplinary team of investigators within a single institution or a consortium of institutions.
Deadline:  Standard dates apply. Opportunity expires September 26, 2025.

NOSI: Research on Addressing Violence to Improve Health Outcomes

The purpose of this NOSI is to highlight interest in addressing the role of violence in health outcomes and integrating violence-related screening and interventions into health care settings. This Notice is to encourage intervention research focused on addressing exposure to violence - including but not limited to child maltreatment, intimate partner violence/teen dating violence, elder mistreatment, peer violence/bullying, and community violence—to improve individual-level health processes and outcomes. This Notice encourages novel intervention research aimed at developing, refining, adapting, and testing interventions focused on preventing violence or addressing acute and chronic effects of violence on physical and behavioral health. Interventions for the treatment and prevention of violence victimization and perpetration across different populations in settings where other health conditions are treated are encouraged. In addition, interventions that seek to translate basic behavioral and social science research findings into innovative treatment approaches are encouraged. Implementation research can elucidate effective strategies for moving evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches into practice. As such, effectiveness, implementation, and hybrid effectiveness-implementation designs are encouraged, as appropriate to the research questions proposed.
Deadline:  Standard dates apply. Opportunity expires October 5, 2025.

This FOA seeks to support collaborative clinical studies, that primarily focus on mental health genetics, biomarker studies, and studies of mental illnesses (e.g., psychopathology, neurodevelopmental trajectories of psychopathology). Applicants should apply to this FOA when two or more sites are needed to complete the study. Accordingly, the collaborating studies share a specific protocol across the sites and are organized as such in order to increase sample size, accelerate recruitment, or increase the inclusion of women and minorities ( NOT-OD-18-014) and NIH-defined health disparity populations. It is expected that one site will be submitted as a coordinating R01 for data management and/or other centralized administration. For a linked set of collaborative R01s, each application has its own Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI). The collaborative R01 program provides a mechanism for cross-R01 coordination, quality control, database management, statistical analysis, and reporting.  T his FOA allows for applications that propose large-scale, complex research projects with multiple highly integrated components focused on a common research question relevant to aging. Such projects will likely involve an integrated multidisciplinary team of investigators within a single institution or a consortium of institutions.
Deadline: Standard dates apply. Opportunity expires January 8, 2026.

NOSI: Research on Family Support and Rejection in the Health and Well-Being of SGM Populations

NIH places a high priority on research with individuals and populations at increased risk for adverse health outcomes, and especially those who have received insufficient attention from the scientific research enterprise. To this end, and in response to Executive Order 14075 on Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals, this notice announces an interest in research on the impact and consequences of family support and family rejection on the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority (SGM, defined for NIH purposes in NOT-OD-19-139) individuals across the life course. Research proposed under this NOSI may include behavioral, social, clinical, implementation, basic, complementary, integrative, and any other relevant research approaches that probe the influences of family rejection, acceptance, affirmation, support, and belonging on the immediate and long-term health and health outcomes of SGM individuals at any life stage. Studies may also include prevention, intervention, and service delivery research that seeks to prevent, reduce, or treat adverse effects associated with family rejection and/or improve or maintain SGM people’s health.
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires   May 8, 2026.

Short-Term Research Education Program to Enhance Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. This NOFO supports creative educational activities within the mission areas of the NHLBI, with a primary focus on facilitating research experiences for undergraduate students or for medical, dental, nursing, and other health professional students.
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires  August 20 , 2026.

NOSI: Secondary Analyses of Existing Alcohol Research Data

The NIAAA will solicit applications to support the secondary analyses of existing data sets with the goal of enhancing our understanding of the following: 1) the patterns and trajectories of alcohol consumption, 2) the epidemiology and etiology, including genetics, of alcohol-related problems and disorders, and 3) alcohol-related health services and health systems, including access, quality, and efficiency. This Notice encourages applications proposing innovative analyses of existing alcohol research data, answering novel research hypotheses and questions, and developing and testing advanced analytical methodologies applicable to alcohol related epidemiological, behavioral and genetics research.
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires   September 6, 2026.

NOSI: Advancing mHealth Interventions for Understanding and Preventing Alcohol-Related Domestic Violence

In light of the documented increases in both alcohol misuse (among some individuals) and domestic violence (DV) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and array of mandated restrictions enacted to mitigate the spread of the virus, the purpose of this solicitation is to announce NIAAA’s interest in addressing the need for research related to developing, testing, and intervening proximal to drinking occasions, when risk of DV is elevated, to decrease the likelihood of alcohol consumption at levels sufficient to trigger DV and to provide skills shown to reduce risk of DV perpetration and victimization. In particular, this solicitation seeks to advance the development, feasibility, acceptability, pilot testing, potential efficacy, and implementation of scalable, low resource, and remotely delivered interventions via mobile devices (mHealth) that rely on communication technologies for reducing and preventing alcohol consumption and DV. For this FOA, the term “domestic violence” extends to child maltreatment (abuse and neglect) and elder abuse, in addition to intimate partner violence (IPV). 
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires   September 8, 2026.

Schizophrenia and related disorders during mid- to late-life (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to encourage applications that will advance translational research to better understand the emergence, trajectory, and outcomes of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders in mid- to late-life, and to identify targets for future development of prevention and treatment interventions. This NOFO uses the R01 grant mechanism, while the companion NOFO (PAR-24-026), uses the R21 mechanism. Investigators proposing high risk/high reward projects that lack preliminary data may be more appropriate for the R21 mechanism.
Deadline:  See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires   September 8, 2026.

Providing Research Education Experiences to Enhance Inclusivity for a Diverse Substance Use and Addiction Scientific Workforce (R25 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

This R25 Education Program will provide research experiences to prepare individuals from diverse backgrounds to successfully transition to the subsequent professional career stage. This NOFO invites established researchers with a record of NIH funding, who can demonstrate that they have successfully guided previous early career scientists to independent research careers and are able to direct an educational research capacity building program to work with their institutions to submit an application for support. This R25 program is designed to strengthen the pipeline of individuals in biomedical, behavioral, and clinical substance use and addiction research across various stages of the research pipeline to enhance the number of independently funded investigators and help promote diversity and inclusion throughout the research workforce.
Deadline: See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires November 14, 2026.

NOSI: Data Informed, Place-Based Community-Engaged Research to Advance Health Equity

As we continue to personalize health interventions and move towards precision medicine, location-based metrics have emerged as pivotal tools. These metrics, derived from geospatial data, can provide critical insights into how different aspects of our environments—from air quality to access to healthcare facilities—contribute to our health. Such a geographical lens can highlight the hidden patterns and variations in disease prevalence and health outcomes across different regions or communities. This can enable more targeted and efficient interventions, and allow for the tailoring of prevention and treatment strategies to the unique contexts of specific locations or populations, thereby improving health outcomes and advancing precision medicine, as well as health equity. Given the nature of this research, the NIH encourages the formation of interdisciplinary research teams.
Deadline: See the full notice (linked above) for more details. This notice expires January 8, 2027.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Announces Interest in Research on Climate Change and Healthcare

This Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) announces AHRQ’s interest in receiving health services research grant applications that address the intersection of climate change and healthcare. Most climate-related health services research to date has focused on the hospital setting. AHRQ continues to welcome hospital-focused applications, but also encourages applications that address other provider types and settings, including primary care, long-term care, mental health, and pharmacy. AHRQ also encourages applications for education, training, and conference grants that propose to develop a strong field of climate-savvy health services researchers. AHRQ encourages research teams to submit applications in response to this SEN using AHRQ’s standing R01, R03, R18, and R13 funding opportunities ( PA-18-793PA-18-794PA-18-795PA-22-238). AHRQ also encourages  training and education applications that propose developing health service research skills through projects that address climate change.
Deadline: Find relevant funding opportunities and their deadlines in the full notice (linked above).

National Science Foundation (NSF) Opportunities:

Communities in the United States (US) and around the world are entering a new era of transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through rapidly-changing intelligent technologies. This transformation offers great promise for improved wellbeing and prosperity but poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of technology and society. The goal of the NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation is to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health and wellness, accessibility and inclusivity, and overall quality of life. This program encourages researchers to work with community stakeholders (e.g., residents, neighborhood or community groups, nonprofit or philanthropic organizations, businesses, as well as municipal organizations) to identify and define challenges they are facing, enabling those challenges to motivate use-inspired research questions. The S&CC program supports integrative research that addresses fundamental technological and social science dimensions of smart and connected communities and pilots solutions together with communities. Importantly, this program is interested in projects that consider the sustainability of the research outcomes beyond the life of the project, including the scalability and transferability of the proposed solutions.
Deadline: April 1, 2024

Other Opportunities:

RWJF Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

This funding opportunity seeks proposals primed to impact health equity moving forward. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health. We want to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health and improve health equity and wellbeing for generations to come. The changes we seek require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization, or sector. Brief proposals must be submitted first; full proposals are by invitation only. 
Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime