Funding Opportunities

This is a list of Funding Opportunites curated for research interests in HPS. Please use the text boxes do to a keyword search and narrow your search, if needed. The list is maintained by Katy Schmitz, Senior Research Analyst, and if you are interested in applying to any of these funding opportunities, reach out to her at katy.schmitz@unt.edu or 940-565-2237.

Sponsor Deadline Sponsor Program Title Date posted
Monday, November 30, 2020 National Science Foundation Dear Colleague Letter: Strengthening American Infrastructure(SAI)

Conference proposals are up to $50,0000 are are due by November 30, 2020.

EAGER proposals are due by December 11, 2020.

With this DCL, the NSF seeks to build research capacity that can address these and many other challenging infrastructure contexts that require a human- and-social-centered approach. NSF is particularly interested in proposals that integrate a deep understanding of human cognition, perception, information processing, decision making, social and cultural behavior, legal frameworks, governmental structures, and related areas into the design, development, and sustainability of infrastructure. Infrastructure may be of any kind, including cyber, economic, educational, physical, and social. NSF is also interested in proposals that include development of new or improved performance metrics that can help stakeholders more effectively and efficiently assess infrastructure usability, cost-effectiveness, sustainability, resilience, and adaptability to changing circumstances. Prior to submission, potential EAGER research teams are required to send a research concept outline, including project title, team members, institutions involved, and a summary of the project concept (up to two pages) by email to NSF-SAI@nsf.gov.

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Nov 10, 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020 Health Resources & Services Administration Rural Policy Analysis Program

Awards are up to $225,000 per year for up to three (3) years.

This program focuses on cross-cutting rural health and human services issues, identifying historical and emerging trends and challenges faced by rural communities. Analyses funded under this program should focus on:

- Providing timely analysis and synthesis of policies and regulations impacting rural health systems and communities in the form of policy briefs or reports, and webinars and oral presentations

- Describing the historical context and current implications of rural policy issues • Facilitating public dialogue around rural policy issues

- Identifying opportunities for integrating health and human services in policies impacting rural communities

- Identifying considerations for rural stakeholders and policy makers

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Oct 27, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Spencer Foundation Racial Equity Special Research Grants

Awards are up to $75,000 total for projects ranging one (1) to five (5) years.

Required Letter of Intent (LOI) due December 15, 2020.

Full proposal due January 12, 2020.

The Racial Equity Special Research Grants supports education research projects that will contribute to understanding and disrupting racial inequality in education and work to reimagine generative possibilities to advance educational equity. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not required to focus on a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method. The Spencer Foundation hopes that scholars will identify the most compelling and needed areas of research. For instance, scholars might focus on: Instructional challenges and innovations; racial and geographic disparities and promising directions for engaging and supporting children, families, and communities; informal learning environments and informal educators; assessment challenges and opportunities; social-emotional learning and well-being; educator and leader development, identity, and well-being; digital learning environments; systems change and policy making; intersections between housing, health,and education.

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Nov 11, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Data for Action: (Data Access Award)

Awards are up to $100,000 for 12 months.

Due December 17th (Brief Proposals/Phase 1 Proposals); Invited full proposals due April 15, 2021.

Two informational webinars for applicants on November 16, 2020 from 1:30–3 p.m. ET & November 17, 2020 from 3–4:30 p.m. ET. Registration is required.

To hear from each of the 8 data providers, applicants will need to register for both webinars. The 2020 HD4A CFP is primarily for data access with successful applicants receiving no-cost access to data from one of eight anticipated data providers. While most selected projects will not be accompanied by a financial award for personnel or other project-related costs,limited funding is available for a small number of projects from principal investigators who have not previously received external research funding. Applicants under this CFP will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following eight anticipated data providers. Data dictionaries and details about each of the 8 eligible data providers and their data sets are in the full call for proposals.

Eligible research projects can focus on a variety of topics, including health care utilization and spending; benefit design; quality of care; prescribing patterns and medication adherence; chronic disease; maternal and child care; complex conditions; employer-sponsored insurance; public and private insurance; consolidation; integration, and market competition; social determinants of health and disparities; COVID-19 patient characteristics and outcomes; financial distress; mental health; housing instability; opioid use and treatment; and geographic variation in health.

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Nov 10, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on Co-morbid Substance Use, Substance Use Disorders, and Other Psychiatric Disorders

Submit R03, R21, or R34 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

This notice applies to due dates on or after October 05, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2023.

This NOSI is interested in research project grant applications that would further our understanding of co-morbidity through studies that test interventions (treatment and prevention), across the lifespan. NIDA interest includes, but is not limited to, applications in the following areas:

  • Services research to develop and test strategies to improve system- or provider- capacity for treating and managing co-occurring conditions.
  • Studies of the trajectories of the development of co-morbid substance use, substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders and the ways in which their interactions influence the onset, course and recovery of both; of interest are studies which additionally identify potentially effective points and models of intervention.
  • Intervention research to directly address common mechanisms/dimensions that may underlie both substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders. Among treatment seeking populations, studies to determine whether or how the receipt of evidence-based treatments for psychiatric disorders impact substance use initiation/and or progression to misuse and disorder.
  • Strategies for augmenting psychiatric care to prevent substance use initiation and/or progression from use to misuse or disorder. This could include research to test whether and how models of care delivery for mental illness (e.g., the collaborative care model, coordinated specialty care for first episode psychosis) could be leveraged for substance use prevention among at-risk individuals.
  • Studies to further understand and prevent suicide and other adverse outcomes (morbidity and mortality) among individuals using illicit substances.
  • Research to promote adherence to pharmacotherapies, such as buprenorphine, methadone, depot naltrexone, Lofexidine, naloxone, or HAART, in substance abuse treatment populations with comorbidities.

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Jun 25, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

*No deadline to submit. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Awards do not have an explicit funding range. 2019 awards averaged $315,031 and were 1-3 years in length.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. 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 well-being for generations to come. The changes we seek require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization or sector.

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Jun 11, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020 ECMC Foundation Grants Promote Post-Secondary Education Initiatives in College Success and Career Readiness

Awards can be up to $400,000.

LOI required and accepted on a rolling basis. Only invited LOIs may submit a full proposal.

The ECMC Foundation works to improve post-secondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds nationwide. The Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: The College Success category aims to increase the number of students from historically and presently underserved backgrounds who persist through and graduate from an institution of higher education with a bachelor's degree. The Career Readiness category aims to improve post-secondary career and technical education outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. The Foundation is currently giving priority to requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jun 11, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020 U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Unsolicited Proposals for Research Partnerships

Deadline is rolling through December 31, 2020.

Award are while authorized funding is available and totals are unspecified. Cost sharing (50%) is required.

This notice announces that HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has the authority to accept unsolicited research proposals that address current research priorities. Research priorities of particular interest to researchers in HPS include:

- Promote economic opportunity – studies on effective and efficient ways to deliver services: improve HUD’s Section 3 and other programs that incentivize mobility and enable achievement of economic self-sufficiency for HUD-subsidized tenants; improve and innovate self-sufficiency programs; and the impact of place-based initiatives and anchor institutions.

- Reduce the average length of homelessness – studies on effective strategies for challenged populations, areas with high unsheltered populations, and rural areas.

- Support sustainable homeownership and financial viability – studies on initiatives that promote sustainable homeownership, strengthen housing programs, and reform and modernize housing finance system.

- Effective disaster recovery – Although not articulated as a strategic objective under Rethinking American Communities, HUD’s growing role in disaster recovery creates an additional need for research into ideas to more quickly deliver disaster recovery funds to communities and property owners, and to enhance the resilience of communities and homes to mitigate the risk and effects of disasters, pestilence, and energy shocks.

- Reduce Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing – Studies that explore how local, state, and federal policies impact the cost and availability of housing for low-income renters and first time homebuyers as well as evaluations of how recent changes to such policies are impacting the cost and availability of housing.”

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Apr 7, 2020
Monday, January 11, 2021 Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

Stipend payments are for ten consecutive weeks. Research experiences must be scheduled between May - August:
- Faculty: $1,200 per week
- Graduate students: $700 per week

- Undergraduate students - $600 per week

At the end of the ten week summer appointment/team research project, faculty are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding to continue research during the 2021-2022 academic year at the faculty’s home academic institution.

Faculty applications due January 11, 2021.

Invited facutly build a research project application due February 22, 2021.

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research a university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The program requires teams to be composed of one faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate and/or graduate level). SRT strives to address current capability gaps while preparing for future challenges. Projects are organized into primary focus areas that directly support DHS components, as well as federal, state, and local first responders:

2020 research areas include:

  • Critical Infrastructure and Resilience: Improving the nation’s preparedness for natural and man-made catastrophes.
  • Cybersecurity: Contributing to a safe, secure and resilient cyber environment.
  • Explosives: Protecting citizens and infrastructure from the devastating effects of explosives.
  • First Responders: Expanding first responder capabilities and improving their effectiveness, efficiency and safety.

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Oct 28, 2020
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Early-Career Research Fellowship

Awards are $76,000 total for two years.

The Early Career Research Fellowship’s Human Health and Community Resilience track aligns with one of Gulf Research Program’s five program areas, and narrows the focus of the fellowship to support the most relevant research to the goals and objectives of the Board on Gulf Health and Resilience. For the 2021-2023 Application Cycle, the Human Health and Community Resilience track goal focuses on contributing to the advancement of health equity in the Gulf of Mexico region or Alaska by considering the social determinants of health.

Early career is defined by earning a PhD within the last 10 years (on or after September 1, 2011).

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Nov 24, 2020
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Officer's research awards are up to $50,000.

Major research awards are $100,000-$600,000.

Deadlines are January 13, 2021; May 5, 2021; and August 4, 2021.

The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. Successful projects will build stronger bodies of knowledge on how to reduce inequality in the United States and to move beyond the mounting research evidence about the scope, causes, and consequences of inequality.The sponsor seeks studies that aim to build, test, or increase under-standing of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. They will prioritize studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.

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Nov 18, 2020
Friday, January 15, 2021 National Science Foundation Law & Science (LS)

Standard Research Grant awards have no stated dollar amount limit or maximum project duration.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) awards are up to $20,000 for one (1) year.

Application due dates are twice a year on January 15th and August 1st. Upcoming due dates: January 15, 2021; August 1, 2021; January 15, 2022; August 1, 2022.

Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or legal processes; or the interactions of law and basic sciences, including biology, computer and information sciences, STEM education, engineering, geosciences, and math and physical sciences. Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including, through not limited to: Crime, Violence, and Policing; Cyberspace; Economic Issues; Environmental Science; Evidentiary Issues; Forensic Science; Governance and Courts; Human Rights and Comparative Law; Information Technology; Legal and Ethical issues related to Science; Legal Decision Making; Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice; Litigation and the Legal Procession; Punishment and Corrections; Use of Science in the Legal Processes.

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Sep 16, 2020
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

January 26, 2021; May 26, 2021; September 28, 2021; January 26, 2022; May 26, 2022; September 27, 2022; January 26, 2023; May 26, 2023; September 26, 2023

Participating NIH ICs of note for HPS: NICHD, NIDCD, NINDS, NIMH, NIA, NIMHD

 

The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist. Applications submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must not include preliminary data. Applications must include a separate attachment describing the change in research direction. Preliminary data are defined as data not yet published. 

An ESI is a Program Director / Principal Investigator (PD/PI) who has completed their terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, whichever date is later, within the past 10 years and who has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research award. 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is for basic science experimental studies involving humans, referred to in NOT-OD-18-212 as “prospective basic science studies involving human participants.”

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Nov 10, 2020
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

R01 awards are up to $500K per year for five (5) years.

Deadlines are: January 26, 2021; May 26, 2021; September 28, 2021; January 26, 2022; May 26, 2022; September 27, 2022; January 26, 2023; May 26, 2023; September 26, 2023

Participating NIH ICs of note for HPS: NICHD, NIDCD, NINDS, NIMH, NIA, NIMHD

The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist. Applications submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must not include preliminary data. Applications must include a separate attachment describing the change in research direction. Preliminary data are defined as data not yet published. 

An ESI is a Program Director / Principal Investigator (PD/PI) who has completed their terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, whichever date is later, within the past 10 years and who has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research award. 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trials. Need help determining whether you are doing a clinical trial?

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Nov 10, 2020
Thursday, January 28, 2021 National Science Foundation Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

Deadlines are the last Thursday in August and last Thursday in January each year. Upcoming due dates: January 28, 2021; August 26, 2021; January 27, 2022.

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate forSocial, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded intheory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. As part of itslarger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support researchproposals that further the production and use of official statistics.

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Jul 30, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

Awards are up to $45,000 for one (1) year.

The Center for Retirement Research sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement or disability research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior or non-tenured scholars (within seven years of receiving their Ph.D.) from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues. Research focal areas include: Trends in disability; Determining disability; Requirements of work in the modern economy; Informing long-term projections and models; Improving communication and outreach; State and local pensions for non-covered workers; Modernizing totalization agreements; Economic security of SSA beneficiaries; Work-activity retention of disabled beneficiaries with overpayments; and Improving service delivery.

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Nov 3, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest to Highlight High Priority Opportunities for Intervention Development Research in Geriatric Mental Health

Submit R01, R21, R33, or R34 applications for this initiative using one of the funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) listed in the Notice of Special Interest (NOSI).

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 5, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2023.

NIMH is issuing this Notice to highlight its interest in supporting intervention development activities for older adults. Examples of NIMH studies that are encouraged through this Notice include, but are not limited to those that:

  • design and test strategies for increasing the effectiveness of existing interventions administered to older adults with mental disorders (including methods of patient-treatment matching or other approaches to personalizing treatment), particularly in cases where there is evidence of poor or partial response or substandard effectiveness for older adults treated with the intervention(s) in routine clinical practice
  • study the efficacy and effectiveness of internet- and computer-assisted intervention modalities tailored for use by older adults with mental disorders (including computerized games and artificial intelligence informed methods)
  • develop and test interventions to enhance emotion regulation by older adults with mood and anxiety disorders, as informed by research on typical patterns of maturational and aging-related changes in affective functioning
  • develop and test behavioral and psychosocial interventions to improve management of the neuropsychiatric symptoms and syndromes associated with dementia in Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders
  • develop and test strategies for reducing risk for and preventing suicidal behavior by older adults
  • assess the fidelity and effectiveness of interventions for late-life mental disorders when administered under real-world conditions in typical geriatric residential and care settings (senior centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, primary care clinics, adult day care centers, etc.)

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Jun 18, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use Disorders

Submit R01, R03, or R21applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

This notice applies to due dates on or after October 5, 2019 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2022.

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applications to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of special interest in grant applications to conduct rigorous health services and economic research to maximize the availability and delivery of efficient, effective drug, alcohol, and tobacco treatment and recovery support services. Examples of such research include: (1) clinical quality improvement; (2) quality improvement in services organization and management; (3) implementation science; (4) availability, demand, access, and financing; (5) effectiveness; and (6) development or improvement of research methodology, analytic approaches, and measurement instrumentation. This NOSI encourages, but is not limited to, applications in the following areas:

  • Quality improvement studies in services organization and management studies that address organizational contexts and service delivery models, the interaction of providers and programs within and across systems, and at multiple levels (e.g., program, practice network, state), and their collective impact on the quality of service delivery.
  • Studies examining the effects of practice and policy changes on service quality and outcomes, including unintended consequences.
  • Studies developing or applying new methods, analytic techniques or approaches (e.g., modeling), technologies or other innovative tools to improve the rigor and reach of health services research.

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Jun 18, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) in Research on Risk and Prevention of Black Youth Suicide (R01, R34)

Submit R01 or R34 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcements through the expiration date of this notice.

This NOSI applies to due dates on or after August 25, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through July 31, 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to encourage research focused on Black child and adolescent suicide. Recent data suggest that Black youth, especially those under age 13, appear to be at higher than average risk for suicide and suicide-related behaviors. NIMH encourages research that addresses Institute priorities and is aligned with these recommended areas. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to studies focused on Epidemiology, Etiology, Trajectories, Intervention and Services Research, Preventive Interventions, Treatment Interventions, or Services Interventions.

NIMHD encourages projects that use approaches encompassing multiple domains of influence (e.g., biological, behavioral, sociocultural, environmental, physical environment, health system) and multiple levels of influence (e.g., individual, interpersonal, family, peer group, community, societal) to understand and address health disparities (see the NIMHD Research Framework, https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/about/overview/research-framework.html, for more information).

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Jun 18, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 16, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through January 10 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01 or R21 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to improve health outcomes for individuals with deafness or communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. This NOSI seeks to encourage effectiveness and health services research for improved outcomes in the prevention and treatment of disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. Applicants are encouraged to create collaborative teams which may include clinical experts not only in the traditional NIDCD mission areas, but also in other medical specialties and health care professions as well as experts in sociology, health services, health outcomes, economics, biostatistics, public health, health care financing and organization, survey research, psychometrics, epidemiology, and evaluation.

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Jun 18, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Development and Preliminary Testing of Health-related Behavioral Interventions

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 22, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through September 26, 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

Applicants must select the IC and associated R01, R21,or R21/R33 FOA to use for submission of an application in response to this NOSI. Participating ICs include, but are not limited to,: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and participating ICs are issuing this Notice to highlight interest in the systematic development of novel health-related behavioral interventions that leverage new, emerging or understudied areas in basic behavioral and social sciences research (bBSSR). To achieve more potent and sustained strategies to promote 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. 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.

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Jun 18, 2020
Monday, February 1, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Mental Health Comorbidities in HIV Prevention and Treatment

Applies to due dates on or after May 7, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2023. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01, R03, R15, R21, R34, F31, K23, or K99/R00 applications for this initiative using one of the listed parent funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) listed in this NOSI.

The National Institute of Mental Health is issuing this Notice to highlight interest in receiving grant applications focused on understanding and addressing the impact of mental health comorbidities, including mental health disorders as well as violence and trauma, on the HIV prevention and treatment continua.

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Jun 26, 2020
Friday, February 5, 2021 National Institutes of Health Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01)

R01 deadlines are 3 times a year: October 5, February 5, and June 5.

Awards are up to $500,000 (direct costs) annually for up to 5 years.

The overarching goal of this FOA is to invite robust investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of disasters on health disparity populations and the health care systems that serve them, including the influence of risk factors or vulnerabilities of both the systems and the communities preceding the event(s). This initiative focuses on (i) describing the direct effects of disasters on health care systems, and specifically on the delivery, coordination, safety and quality of health care services, physical and organizational infrastructure, health care workforce and changes in health care needs and disparities of the communities they serve, and (ii) identifying strategies or best practices that health care systems or communities have implemented that promote appropriate system function and delivery of services during and after the disaster, maintenance of optimal continuity of care, and resilience of health care systems and populations for future events.

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Jun 18, 2020
Friday, February 5, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) – Research on Rehabilitation Needs Associated with the COVID-19

This notice applies to due dates on or after February 5, 2021 through May 8, 2023. Specific deadlines vary based on R01, R03, and R21 standard deadlines.

Submit R01, R03, or R21 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

This NOSI invites research applications on the rehabilitation needs of COVID-19 survivors. At present, the best acute rehabilitation plan for people who have recovered from severe cases of COVID- 19 is unknown. Similarly, the long-term rehabilitation needs and sequalae of people who recover from COVID-19 are not well understood. Furthermore, the interplay of existing physical disabilities and recovery from COVID-19 is also unknown. Research applications are also sought to understand the impact of disruptions to rehabilitation services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation actions. Applications that measure the impact of delayed treatment for common disabling conditions, such as stroke, are also sought.

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Oct 5, 2020
Friday, February 5, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDCD is Interested in Supporting Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Mission Specific Sensory and Communication Disorders

This notice applies to due dates on or after October 5, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01 or R21 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a recently emerged human disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). There is a paucity of data on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the sensory and communicative functions within the scientific mission areas of NIDCD. NIDCD invites applications for research on COVID-19 in relation to NIDCD’s scientific programs of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech and language (HBTSVSL). Given the early stage of COVID-19 research, it is critical that there is a strong premise for research proposals submitted in response to this NOSI. Areas of COVID-19 related research encouraged through this Notice include, but are not limited to studies on or related to:

  • The effects of prolonged oral intubation on laryngeal function and voice production
  • Short-term and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the auditory, vestibular or olfactory systems
  • The prevalence, onset, and resolution of acquired deficits (i.e. HBTSVSL) among patients with COVID-19 across the lifespan and in association with various underlying genetic predispositions and health conditions
  • The impact of stress/isolation on speech, language or fluency recovery/development in children or adults
  • Worsening of communicative function because of physical distancing, sheltering in place, and wearing of protective personal equipment during mitigation of this infectious pandemic
  • Telehealth service delivery to individuals with communication disorders
  • Multidisciplinary collaborative teams including clinicians, basic biologists, geneticists, quantitative scientist, epidemiologists or other researchers to study COVID-19 related human conditions and behaviors, bioethical considerations, health-service delivery, health services in low-resource areas, and health disparities within NIDCD mission areas

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Jun 18, 2020
Friday, February 5, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) – Research on Rehabilitation Needs Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic

This notice applies to due dates on or after February 5, 2021 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2023. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01, R03, or R21 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest is to encourage applications in three areas related to the intersection of COVID-19, the associated mitigation actions, and rehabilitation:

  1. Encourage research to address the rehabilitation needs of survivors of COVID-19
  2. Understand the impact of disruptions to rehabilitation services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation actions
  3. Understand the social, behavioral, economic, and health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated mitigation actions on people with physical disabilities

Research applications addressing these topics are considered responsive; not all topics are expected within the same application. Applications will be directed to the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) at NICHD.

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Oct 9, 2020
Monday, February 8, 2021 National Institutes of Health Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Drug Abuse Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Awards are up to $275,000 (direct costs) for up to two (2) years.

Upcoming due dates are: February 8, 2021; June 8, 2021; October 8, 2021

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support pilot, feasibility or exploratory research in 5 priority areas in substance use epidemiology and health services, including: 1) responses to sudden and severe emerging drug issues (e.g. the ability to look into a large and sudden spike in opioid or synthetic cannabinoid use/overdoses in a particular community); 2) responses to emerging marijuana trends and topics related to the shifting policy landscape; 3) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive prescription drug abuse research opportunities (e.g.,  new state or local efforts); 4) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive medical system issues (e.g. opportunities to understand addiction services in the evolving health care system); and 5) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive criminal or juvenile justice opportunities (e.g. new system and/or structural level changes) that relate to drug abuse and access and provision of health care service.

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Jun 11, 2020
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 National Science Foundation Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science (SCH)

Awards amounts will vary but are generally around $1M.

Due dates are Februrary 16, 2021; November 10, 2021; and November 10, 2022.

This program funds work that makes fundamental contributions to two or more discipline such as computer or information sciences, engineering, mathematical sciences, social, behavioral, biomedical, cognitive or economic sciences to improve fundamental understanding of biomedical and health related processes and address a key health problem. Successful proposals should address challenges in the areas of:

  • Information Infrastructure
  • Transformative Data Science
  • Novel multimodal sensor system hardware
  • Effective Usability
  • Automating Health
  • Medical image interpretation
  • Unpacking health disparities

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Nov 18, 2020
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 National Institutes of Health Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health

Awards are up to $275,000 (direct costs) for up to two (2) years.

R21 proposals are due three times a year: February 16June 16, and October 16

This FOA invites research grant applications that will identify, develop, test, evaluate, and/or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices (e.g. behavioral interventions; prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and disease management interventions; quality improvement programs) into public health, clinical practice, and community (e.g., workplace, school, place of worship) settings. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative approaches to identifying, understanding, and developing strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, tools, policies, and guidelines. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to stop or reduce (“de-implement”) the use of interventions that are ineffective, unproven, low-value, or harmful. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.

This FOA funds  "dissemination research" and "implementation research".

Dissemination research is defined as the scientific study of targeted distribution of information and intervention materials to a specific public health or clinical practice audience. The intent is to understand how best to communicate and integrate knowledge and the associated evidence-based interventions.

Implementation research is defined as the scientific study of the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions into clinical and community settings to improve individual outcomes and benefit population health.

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Jul 23, 2020
Sunday, February 21, 2021 National Science Foundation Mid-Career Advancement

Eligibility: Must be of Associate Professor rank

Mid-career researchers in particular are at a critical career stage where they need to advance their research programs to ensure long-term productivity and creativity but are often constrained by service, teaching, or other activities that limit the amount of time devoted to research. The MCA offers an opportunity for researchers at the Associate Professor rank (or equivalent) to substantively enhance and advance their research program through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than their home institution. Projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new but related problems previously inaccessible without new methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged. he MCA is the only cross-directorate NSF program specifically aimed at providing protected time and resources to established scientists and engineers targeted at the mid-career (Associate Professor rank or equivalent) stage. Participating programs in the Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Geosciences (GEO), Engineering (ENG), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), and Education and Human Resources (EHR) will accept MCA proposals. PIs are encouraged to discuss the suitability of their MCA proposal with a program officer from the appropriate directorate (see https://www.nsf.gov/bio/MCA_contacts.jsp).

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Oct 20, 2020
Friday, February 26, 2021 Hearing Health Foundation Emerging Research Grants

Awards are up to $50,000 for one (1) year.

Due February 26, 2021.

Through the Emerging Research Grants (ERG) program, Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) provides seed money to researchers working on the entire spectrum of hearing research and balance research, including many underfunded areas of otology.

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Oct 26, 2020
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)

Due dates (non HIV/AIDS related): March 17, 2021; November 17, 2021; March 17, 2022; November 17 2022; February 17, 2023.

The overarching purpose of this FOA is to promote research to generate new knowledge to improve health care access, delivery, utilization and quality, and health outcomes of racial and ethnic minority populations and other groups affected by health disparities. Research encouraged under this FOA includes the examination of population-specific clinical presentation and/or manifestation of diseases and their complications within the context of health care settings; services within health care systems and non-clinical settings linked to health care systems (e.g. personal residences, school-based health centers, the workplace, and criminal justice settings); etiologies and reduction of health care disparities; structure and organization of health care systems and coordination of health care; impact of healthcare and non-healthcare policies on health care and health disparities; and system-wide interventions or multi-level interventions.

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Oct 5, 2020
Monday, November 1, 2021 National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)

Annual Fellowship amount of $69,000

Due November 1, 2020 (and annually on Nov. 1 thereafter)

The National Science Foundation offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to provide opportunities for recent doctoral graduates to obtain additional training, to gain research experience under the sponsorship of established social scientists, and to broaden their scientific horizons beyond their undergraduate and graduate training.

Areas of Research: The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) supports research in a broad range ofdisciplines and in interdisciplinary areas through its Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) Division, Social and Economic Sciences (SES) Division, and SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA).

Note: Proposals are submitted directly bythe Fellowship candidate to NSF, not by the Fellowship candidate's current or proposed organizational Sponsored Projects Office (SPO).

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Oct 1, 2020