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Strategies to Provide Culturally Tailored Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Seriously Ill American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.361
National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 8, 2022

Scientific/research contact:
Lynn S. Adams, Ph.D.

Peer review contact:
Peer review contact information will appear in the applicant's eRA Commons account approximately 2 weeks after the submission date.

Financial and grants management contact:
Ron Wertz


This program provides grants for research projects designed to improve and increase the use of evidence-based interventions in end-of-life and palliative care for American Indian/Alaska Native individuals with advanced illness and their families and communities.

When designing studies, applicants should consider:

  • Access to Native communities based on location (remote, rural, and urban population centers)
  • Existing relationships with communities and community healthcare providers
  • Engaging Tribes regarding study planning, community engagement, reporting of outcomes, and dissemination/implementation of findings
  • Inclusion of important aspects of cultural adaptation and community collaboration
  • Pursuing research objectives that demonstrate potential for adaptation of work to other populations
  • Incorporation of interdisciplinary teams
  • Variables such as social determinants of health, ethics, LGBTQ, and gender

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 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 and non-domestic components of U.S. entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

R21: The combined budget for direct costs for the 2 year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 in direct costs may be requested 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

Submission dates for all non-AIDS applications may be found on the Standard Due Dates web page. Be aware that there are different standard deadlines for R21 and R01 projects, as well as for new, renewal, and resubmission applications.

Submission dates for all AIDS and AIDS-related applications may be found on the Standard AIDS Due Dates web page.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Scientific/Research Contact to discuss proposed research ideas prior to submission of the application.

The opportunity expires on January 8, 2022.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Ethics · Hospice and palliative care · LGBTQI+ · Men · Networking and collaboration · Social determinants of health · Women

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