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Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Well Being, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.242
National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 17, 2021

This program provides grants for research projects that examine how social isolation and social connectedness affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall well being.

Areas of focus include:

  • Effects of social connectedness, connection, and isolation across the lifespan
  • Mechanisms of connectedness, connection, and isolation, including neurobiological, behavioral, and environmental factors
  • Knowledge representation and behavioral ontology development

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is interested in research that seeks to understand the interrelation between social connectedness and social isolation and minority health and health disparities, including:

  • Impact of social connectedness and social isolation on health disparity populations and health disparities
  • Positive and negative impacts of social connectedness and social isolation
  • Unique challenges for health disparity populations
  • Identify intervention targets for health disparity population
  • Impact of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and microaggressions on social connectedness and social isolation
  • Impact of neighborhood/place, poverty, and stigma on social connectedness and social isolation
  • Impact of diverse cultures on social connectedness and social isolation

Health disparity populations include:

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

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

Application 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 process are available through

Note: This opportunity is listed under a single Funding Opportunity Announcement Number, PAR-19-373, and a series of Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers based on research area.

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Alcohol use · American Indian or Alaska Native · Arthritis · Asian · Black or African American · Cancer · Culture and cultural competency · Dementia · Elderly population · HIV and AIDS · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Illicit drug use · LGBT · Mental health · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Oral health · Poverty · Prescription drug misuse · Research methods and resources · Stigma · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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