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Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.395
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 7, 2023

Scientific/research contacts:

Margaret Mayer, PhD, MPH

Annette Kaufman, PhD, MPH

Mary L. Garcia-Cazarin, MS, PhD

Peer review contact:
Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew, PhD

Financial and grants management contact:
Rebecca Brightful


Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity provides funding for observational or intervention research focused on reducing disparities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Populations of focus include older individuals, black Americans, Hispanics, people with low socioeconomic status, and people living outside metropolitan areas.

Primary research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive smoke free policies
  • Policies to reduce the appeal of tobacco products through advertising and marketing restrictions at the state or local level, or reduce the demand for tobacco products with various pricing interventions
  • Policies related to coverage for tobacco dependence treatment
  • Overarching policy environment, such as studies that examine the dynamic interplay of different tobacco prevention and control policies on tobacco use, how tobacco control policies may work together to reduce tobacco use among both youth and adults, focusing on how to accelerate progress in communities that have experienced slower declines in tobacco use
  • Innovative dissemination and implementation of research findings

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
    • 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

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Margaret Mayer, PhD, MPH at least 30 days before the application deadline.

Standard NIH application due dates for R01 and R21 applications apply to this funding opportunity. The opportunity expires on September 07, 2023.

Tagged as
Black or African American · Cancer · Children and youth · Elderly population · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Policy · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Tobacco use

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