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Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.399
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 13, 2019

Scientific/research contact:
Yvonne Hunt, PhD, MPH

Peer review contact:
Weijia Ni, PhD

Financial/grants management contact:
Carol Perry 240.276.6282


This program awards funding for innovative and promising intervention research designed to improve smoking cessation outcomes among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, specifically to stimulate research efforts aimed at the development of smoking cessation interventions that are targeted to socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and could be made scalable for broad population impact.

Subpopulations of socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers include, but are not limited to:

  • At or below the federal poverty level
  • Low levels of education
  • Unemployed and underemployed
  • Uninsured and underinsured
  • Racial/ethnic populations living in low-resource communities
  • Individuals living in affordable housing and multi-unit housing
  • Food insecure and food stamp eligible individuals
  • Individuals living in rural communities
  • Other disadvantaged groups with high rates of smoking, such as veterans, blue collar workers, homeless individuals, incarcerated individuals, and individuals with co-morbid psychiatric conditions or physical disabilities

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
  • Federally recognized tribal governments and Native American tribal organizations
  • 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

Tagged as
Cancer · Research methods and resources · Tobacco use

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