Federal Funding

Caregivers to Benefit from Self-Management

The program supports research to promote caregiver health using self-management. Caregiving is of growing importance due to the number of people living longer with chronic conditions. The studies will focus more on informal caregivers, defined as unpaid individuals involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and medical tasks.

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Applicants to Focus on Three Topic Areas

The program supports research to reduce health disparities among children. Targeted areas of research include studies on: (1) bio-behavioral factors influencing child health disparities, such as biological, lifestyle, environmental, social, economic, institutional and cultural and family influences; (2) health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and (3) health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings.

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Chronic Condition Techniques in Development

The program supports research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. NIH encourages studies taking into consideration various factors influencing self-management including: individual differences; biological and psychological factors; family/caregivers and sociocultural context; family-community dynamics; healthcare system factors; technological advances; and the role of the environment.

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Media Grants up to $1M Available

These grants support multimedia humanities projects. The following formats are eligible: interactive digital media; film and television projects; and radio projects. Interactive digital media may be websites, games, mobile applications, virtual environments, streaming video and podcasts.

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Dental Applications Due in March

These grants expand HIV services and education and training for low-income, underserved people living with HIV/AIDS. The overall goal is to improve access to oral health care services for patients with HIV and to train dental and hygiene students and dental residents to deliver HIV/AIDS dental care.

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Transfusion Medicine to Implement Best Practices

The program supports research to improve the safety and availability of the blood supply and the practice of transfusion medicine. Proposed studies can focus on improving blood donor health, the safety and availability of blood products and the practice of transfusion medicine. Other priorities include research on better understanding the determinants of transfusion-associated adverse events and how best to minimize transfusion risks.

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Therapies to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

The program supports research on therapies to prevent Alzheimer's disease, slow its progression or treat its cognitive and behavioral symptoms. Grantees can only receive funding for therapy development activities.

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Applicants Must Focus on Five Priorities

The program supports research on five priority areas in substance use epidemiology and health services. The priority areas are: (1) sudden and severe emerging drug issues; (2) emerging marijuana trends and topics related to the shifting policy landscape; (3) prescription drug abuse; (4) medical system issues; and (5) criminal or juvenile justice opportunities relating to drug abuse and access and provision of health care service.

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National Resource to Preserve History

The program is creating a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1960 and 1963, from all states and U.S. territories. This free, searchable database is maintained by the Library of Congress. Approximately 75% of applicants receive an award.

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Providers to Recommend Vaccines

The program supports research on how the healthcare delivery system enhances or inhibits the effectiveness of a provider’s recommendation of the adolescent HPV vaccine. This research requires expertise in cancer prevention, adult and childhood behavior, immunization promotion and healthcare delivery.

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Agencies to Make Science-Based Decisions

The grantees will assist federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing genetically engineered organisms into the environments. These include plants, microorganisms, arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. Investigations of effects on both managed and natural environments are relevant.

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Interventions to Result in Better Health Outcomes

The FIRST program supports research to advance the health and wellbeing of MCH populations through developing innovative, applied, and translational interventions. For this competition, an “intervention” is defined as behavioral, social or structural and health systems approaches contributing to the prevention of diseases or improvement of health outcomes for mothers, children and families at a population level.

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Maternal Studies to Use Existing Data

The program supports research relating to maternal and child health services exclusively utilizing secondary analysis of existing national databases and administrative records. These projects should have the potential to improve health services and delivery of care for maternal and child health populations.

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Plans to Protect Habitats

The program supports partnerships to foster fish habitat conservation. Funds will go for national and regional science and coordination activities to protect, restore or enhance fish habitats. This includes minimizing the establishment, spread, and impact of aquatic invasive species.

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Researchers to Purchase Equipment

The program seeks to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training at colleges and universities, nonprofit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program will provide grantees with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation to support research and research training at the organization, as well as regionally or nationally.

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Students to Gain Decision-Making Skills

The program strengthens public and K-12 student environmental literacy to enable informed decision-making on community resilience prior to and during extreme weather events and environmental changes. NOAA predicts many U.S. communities are or will face significant environmental changes, natural disasters or economic disruptions. Projected future environmental changes include increased global temperatures, more frequent heat waves, rising sea levels, increased frequency of extreme precipitation events, acidification of the ocean, modifications of growing seasons and changes in storm frequency and intensity.

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Governments to Reduce Child Mortality

The EMSC program reduces child and youth mortality and morbidity caused by severe illness or trauma. This solicitation supports projects that reach beyond state borders to overcome barriers to specialized pediatric medical and trauma services.

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Veterans to Transition in Place

For this solicitation, applicants must propose a TIP housing model to facilitate housing stabilization. A TIP housing model offers residents housing in which support services transition out of the residence over time, rather than the resident. This leaves the resident in place at the residence and not forced to find other housing in 24 months or less.

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At-Risk Patients to Receive Assistance

The program supports research to identify patients at risk of developing cancer treatment-related cardiotoxicity. The primary intent is to mitigate cardiovascular dysfunction while optimizing cancer outcomes. Methods are sought to evaluate cardiac risk prior to treatment and integrate evidence-based cancer treatment regimens with screening, diagnostic and management strategies.

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Agency to Improve Measure of Diet, Physical Activity

The program supports research to enhance measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Applicants are encouraged to focus on developing: (1) novel assessment approaches; (2) better methods to evaluate instruments; (3) assessment tools for culturally diverse populations; (4) technology or applications for existing technology; (5) statistical methods to improve assessment and to correct for measurement errors or biases; (6) methods to investigate diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or (7) integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors.

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Investigators to Prevent Infection Transmission

This NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development program supports research to improve the understanding, prevention and clinical outcomes of non-HIV infections transmitted from women to their offspring during pregnancy, labor and delivery and breastfeeding. NICHD is committed to supporting research to increase scientific understanding of and treatments for high-priority perinatal infections.

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Studies to Focus on Four Topics

The program supports research that can be completed within three years in the behavioral or integrated sciences. Specifically, research must propose research on: (a) substance abuse; (b) prevention of acquisition or transmission of HIV infection among individuals in substance abuse treatment; (c) promotion of adherence to substance abuse treatment, HIV and addiction medications; and (d) chronic pain.

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$200K Awards to Address Drug Abuse

The program supports research on prescription drug abuse. Studies can include: examining factors contributing to prescription drug abuse; characterizing the adverse medical, mental health and social consequences associated with prescription drug abuse; and developing effective prevention and service delivery approaches and behavioral and pharmacological treatments.

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Proposals Due in February

The program supports research to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders. This program is overseen by NIH’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, which supports research on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language disorders.

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Cancer Survivors to See Better Follow-up Care

The program supports research to improve follow-up care for cancer survivors. Specifically, researchers will evaluate the effect of care planning on: self-management of late effects of cancer therapy; adherence to medications, cancer screening and health behavior guidelines; utilization of follow-up care; survivors’ health; and psychosocial outcomes.

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Technologies to Preserve History

The program funds research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical products that respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation. The resulting grant products help increase the longevity of cultural resources.

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Minority Initiatives See Funding Increase

The CREST program provides support to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. HBCU-RISE awards specifically target HBCUs to support the expansion of institutional research capacity as well as the production of doctoral students, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM, at those institutions.

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Repatriation Grantmaking Starts

Tribes and tribal organizations use these funds to recapture Native American cultural items, including human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony. The program provides grants for consultation, documentation and repatriation.

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Universities to Enhance Cyberinfrastructure

The program supports campus-level networking improvements, innovation, integration and engineering for science applications and distributed research projects. A main goal is to improve higher education learning and workforce development in cyberinfrastructure.

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Foundation to Focus on 2020 Goal

By 2020, the program seeks to transform the description and understanding of the scope and role of life on Earth. The funding goes for novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in the understanding of the diversity of life on Earth.

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States, Tribes to Receive Disaster Reimbursement

The program provides disaster reimbursement and assistance funds to those state and tribal aging agencies impacted by a national disaster. These funds only become available when the president declares a national disaster and may only be used in those areas designated in the disaster declaration.

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Opportunity Seeks to Meet Six Broad Goals

The program supports research partnerships to transform new knowledge into technologies addressing significant societal needs.

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Groups to Conduct Biological Research

The program supports biological sciences research conducted by groups of undergraduate investigators. The groups will communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries.

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Studies to Address Immigrant Health Disparities

The program supports research to develop and test the feasibility of effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations. Applicants should aim to improve the health outcomes among immigrant groups by targeting the causes or consequences of health disparities.

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Strategies to Mainstream Medications

The program supports research to increase the public health impact of Food and Drug Administration (HHS)-approved pharmacotherapies for the treatment of alcohol use disorder. Researchers will develop strategies to move these medications into the mainstream of alcohol use disorder treatment, in both general medical and specialty care settings.

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