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Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.307
Indian Health Service, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 8, 2024
Application: Jul 8, 2024

Scientific/Research Contact:
Sheila A. Caldwell PhD

Peer Review Contact:

Financial/Grants Management Contact:
Christy Leake


Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06) grants provide funding for new or continued centers that support research and research training to meet the health needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

Funding should be used for research on AI/AN communities and individuals with the intent to reduce health disparities. Grantees should seek to strengthen partnerships and AI/AN community engagement in health research and increase the number of AI/AN scientists and health professionals engaged in health research.

Research priorities include:

  • Gaining a better understanding of strengths and resiliency factors
  • Strengthening partnerships and AI/AN community engagement in health research
  • Promoting the enhancement of student and/or faculty research scientists interested in addressing the health issues within the AI/AN communities
  • Encourage research infrastructure and capacity building within AI/AN communities and ensure sustainability of research within AI/AN communities

Eligible applicants include:

  • A federally recognized AI/AN Tribe
  • A Tribal organization, including Tribal colleges or health boards meeting this definition
  • A consortium of two or more of those Tribes or Tribal organizations.

The proposed NARCH may be a working partnership of the eligible AI/AN tribes/organization and a research institution, but a federally recognized tribe/tribal organization must be the lead applicant.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,300,000 in direct costs
Project period: 5 years

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through This program has multiple CFDA numbers based on research area.

While not required, it is recommended that a letter of intent be submitted to at least 30 days prior to submission.

Please note that there are different deadlines for AIDS related applications.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Cancer · HIV and AIDS · Health disparities · Mental health · Research methods and resources · Substance use and misuse

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