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

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.859
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Indian Health Service, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 24, 2017
Application: Jul 24, 2017

Peer Review Contact:
Gabriel B. Fosu

Financial/Grants Management Contact:
Christy Leake

A list of scientific/research contacts by research area is available in the application instructions.


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 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

The proposed NARCH must be a working partnership of the eligible AI/AN tribes/organization and of the research institution. The AI/AN applicant must be one of the following:

  • 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. Applicants other than Tribes must provide proof of non-profit status.

The Research-Intensive Partner must be an accredited public or private nonprofit university, academic medical center, or other institution that has an established record of conducting research into the health problems of AI/AN; has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing the capability of AI/AN faculty/researchers, students, investigators, and communities to engage in biomedical, behavioral, social, clinical and health services research; and has demonstrated a commitment to mentoring AI/AN faculty/researchers, students, and investigators.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Award floor: $100,000
Number of awards: 5-15
Project period: 4 years

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

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

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Cancer · HIV and AIDS · Health disparities · Mental health · Research methods and resources · Substance abuse

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