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Surgical Disparities Research (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.307
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institute of Nursing Research, 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): May 7, 2019
Application: Jun 7, 2019

A list of agency contacts by focus area may be found in the application instructions.


Provides funding for research projects focused on understanding and addressing disparities in minority and health disparity populations in surgical care and outcomes, including factors that influence the disparities.

Health disparity populations include:

  • Blacks/African Americans
  • Hispanics/Latinos
  • Asian Americans
  • American Indians/Alaska Natives
  • Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged populations
  • Underserved rural populations

Research objectives, methodology, and examples of topics are described in detail in the application instructions.

  1. R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant for the development of new research activities in the early and conceptual stages
  2. R01 Research Project Grant that supports a discrete project to be performed by an investigator in an area representing the investigator's specific interest and competencies

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • For-profit businesses
  • Governments, including tribes and territories
  • Other public agencies
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

R21 project grants are limited to $275,000 over a 2-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year

R01 project budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Application process

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

While not required, applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent by email to at least 30 days prior to application submission.

Note: This opportunity is listed under 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement Numbers (PAR-16-289 for R21 and PAR-16-288 for R01) and a series of Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers based on research area.

  • 93.307 - Minority Health and Health Disparities Research
  • 93.313 - NIH Office of Research on Women's Health
  • 93.361 - Nursing Research
  • 93.395 - Cancer Treatment Research
  • 93.399 - Cancer Control
  • 93.846 - Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases Research
  • 93.865 - Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
Tagged as
African Americans · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Asian and Pacific Islanders · Cancer · Health disparities · Hispanics and Latinos · Minorities · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Surgery · Women

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