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Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.361
National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 7, 2020

For scientific or research questions:

Mary Roary, PhD
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Judith Cooper, Ph.D.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

For financial or grants management questions:

Judy Sint
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Chris Myers
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)


Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children grants will provide funding for research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Projects must focus on ethnic and racial minority children and populations of underserved children including:

  • Children from low literacy
  • Rural and low-income populations
  • Geographically isolated children
  • Hearing and visually impaired children
  • Physically or mentally disabled children
  • Children of migrant workers
  • Children from immigrant and refugee families
  • Language minority children

There are two funding opportunities under this program:

  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 entities include:

  • Institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • Government entities
  • Independent school districts
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Faith-based or community-based Organizations
  • Regional organizations
Geographic coverage
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

Please note that there are two CFDA numbers for this opportunity, based on project type.

  • 93.173 - Research related to deafness and communication disorders
  • 93.361 - Nursing research


Tagged as
Children and youth · HIV and AIDS · Health disparities · Hearing impairment · Immigrants · Migrants · Minorities · People with disabilities · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Vision impairment

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