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Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.279
National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 4, 2020
Application: Sep 4, 2020

Lists of scientific/research, peer review, and financial/grants management contacts are available in the application instructions.


This program provides funding for research on smoking cessation treatment among people living with HIV (PLWH). Research may address the behavioral and sociocultural factors and conditions that are associated with cigarette smoking among PLWH and may also address smoking-related health disparities.

Primary research questions that fall within the scope of this program include, but are not limited to:

  • What evidence-based smoking cessation interventions are most effective in helping PLWH to achieve long-term tobacco abstinence?
  • How can evidence-based smoking cessation interventions be adapted to improve smoking cessation outcomes among PLWH?
  • Considering the diverse and unique needs of PLWH, including culture, country of origin, English language proficiency, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity, how can existing evidence-based smoking cessation interventions be adapted to best reach and be effective in specific groups?
  • What smoking cessation interventions are most effective among subgroups of PLWH with disproportionately high smoking rates?
    These groups include:
    • African American men
    • American Indian/Alaska Natives
    • Rural residents
    • Sexual and gender minorities
    • Individuals with mental illness
    • Persons with other substance use disorders
    • Those of low socioeconomic status
    • Medically underserved
    • Uninsured

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
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Non-domestic entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

For R21 projects, the combined budget for direct costs for the 2-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year. Up to three R21 awards will be made.

R01 project budgets are limited to $500,000 a year for up to 5 years. Up to three R01 awards will be made.

Application process

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

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Annette Kaufman, PhD, MPH by August 4, 2020.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Cancer · Culture and cultural competency · HIV and AIDS · Health disparities · LGBTQ+ · Limited English proficient · Men · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Tobacco use · Uninsured and underinsured

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