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Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.310
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 28, 2021
Application: May 28, 2021

Scientific/research contact:
Stephanie Courchesne-Schlink

Peer review contact:
Aruna Behera, PhD

Financial and grants management contact:
Dede Rutberg, MBA


This program provides funding to support collaborative teams and individual scientists who propose unusually innovative research projects, which if successful, would have a major impact on preventing, reducing, or eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity.

Applicants may propose projects addressing any disease, condition, or health-related topic with demonstrated health disparities/inequities, including but not limited to:

  • Chronic disease related outcomes
  • COVID-19
  • Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
  • Cancer
  • Maternal morbidity and mortality
  • Mental health, substance misuse, and stigma around seeking treatment
  • Multimorbidity/comorbidity

This opportunity is open to all public, private, and state controlled institutions of higher education that:

  • Award undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in biomedical sciences
  • At the time of the application, have received no more than $6,000,000 per year from NIH Research Project Grants in each of the preceding 2 fiscal years
  • Enroll at least 25% of undergraduate students supported by Pell grants or are an accredited medical/health professional school with a historical mission statement that explicitly states that it was founded to educate students from nationally underrepresented backgrounds

Applications from the following types of institutions are encouraged:

  • Hispanic-serving institutions
  • Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCCUs)
  • Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions
  • Asian American native American pacific islander serving institutions (AANAPISIs)
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, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to by April 28, 2021.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · COVID-19 · Cancer · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Dementia · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mental health · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Substance use and misuse

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