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Health Disparities Research Funding Opportunities

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) uses a variety of grant mechanisms to provide support for research on the use of complementary and integrative health approaches to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities in high-priority areas including pain management, stress management, health promotion, health restoration and disease prevention. 

The links below describe some of NCCIH’s current funding opportunities that focus on health disparities research. In addition, NCCIH will support research on health disparities through any of our active funding opportunities. Researchers may review all active NCCIH funding opportunities.

We strongly encourage you to discuss your proposed research with Dr. Della White or another NCCIH scientific program director before applying. A program director can also help applicants determine the appropriate funding mechanism for the type of research.

Supplements

New ones will be published in the NIH Guide this year.

Research Project Grant

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R01: Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

RFA-MD-21-004

03/23/21

08/25/21

 

An initiative to support (1) observational research to understand the role of structural racism and discrimination (SRD) in causing and sustaining health disparities, and (2) intervention research that addresses SRD in order to improve minority health or reduce health disparities.

Research Project – Cooperative Agreements

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U01: Emergency Awards: Community-engaged COVID-19 Testing Interventions among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations – RADx-UP Phase II (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

RFA-OD-21-008

03/23/21

08/25/21

 

A funding opportunity to support 2-year Testing Research Projects that will (1) expand the scope and reach of RADxSM-UP testing interventions to reduce COVID-19 disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations and (2) address scientific questions on interventions to increase access and uptake of COVID-19 testing given the increasing availability of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. This funding opportunity announcement will support research teams with established community-engaged partnerships.

U01: Emergency Award: RADx-UP - Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications (SEBI) Research on Disparities in COVID-19 Testing Among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (U01 Clinical Trials Optional)

RFA-OD-21-009

04/13/21

07/08/21

 

An initiative for applications that should address social, ethical, behavioral, structural, environmental, historical, and policy factors, including structural racism within public health and health care delivery systems, that lead to disparities in access to and uptake of COVID-19 testing in underserved and/or vulnerable populations. Desirable studies for Phase II will move beyond descriptive health disparities research to focus on developing interventions and other actionable solutions in collaboration with community partners and stakeholders.

U01: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Emergency Competitive Revisions for Community-Engaged COVID-19 Testing Interventions Among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations RADx-UP Phase II (Emergency Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional)

NOT-OD-21-103

04/13/21

05/25/21

 

Funding opportunity to support 2-year Testing Research Projects that will (1) expand the scope and reach of RADxSM-UP testing interventions to reduce COVID-19 disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations and (2) address scientific questions on interventions to increase access and uptake of COVID-19 testing given the increasing availability of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. Phase II projects will apply scientific knowledge gained in 2020 and 2021 to develop and evaluate interventions with the goal of conducting testing to decrease disparities that contribute to the increased risk of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and mortality. 

Notices of Special Interest

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Notice of Special Interest: Notice of Special Interest in Research on the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations

NOT-MD-19-001

03/13/19

A funding opportunity to support 2-year Testing Research Projects that will (1) expand the scope and reach of RADxSM-UP testing interventions to reduce COVID-19 disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations and (2) address scientific questions on interventions to increase access and uptake of COVID-19 testing given the increasing availability of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. This funding opportunity announcement will support research teams with established community-engaged partnerships.

Other Awards

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Eligible Individuals

S06: Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06 Clinical Trials Optional)

PAR-20-125

03/05/20

07/24/21

Predoctoral
Postdoctoral
Faculty

An initiative to support biomedical research and career enhancement opportunities to meet health needs prioritized by American Indian/Alaska Native communities.