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Innovation Award: COVID-19 and Health Equity (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.103
Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 6, 2022
Application: Jan 16, 2023

Scientific/research contact:
Christine Lee

Objective review contact:
Shashi Malhotra

Financial and grants management contact:
Shashi Malhotra


This program will provide funding for innovative projects that will strengthen and advance COVID-19 health equity research.

Areas of interest include studies that:

  • Leverage real world data to support evaluation of outcomes of FDA approved products, such as therapeutics, diagnostics, and vaccines, for the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of COVID-19 by demographic data including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, age, disability and geography
  • Advance understanding of how to mitigate spread of COVID-19 misinformation and disinformation about science and medicine
  • Leverage big data, novel data sources and artificial intelligence/machine learning options that contribute to the continued evaluation of the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 FDA-approved products by demographic data including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, age, disability, and geography
  • Continue to advance understanding of long COVID by demographic data including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, age, disability and geography

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
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • 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

Award ceiling: $500,000
Award floor: $50,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 4

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 Shashi Malhotra by December 6, 2022. The application deadline is January 16, 2023.

Tagged as
Health disparities · Infectious diseases · Minorities · People with disabilities · Public health · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Vaccination

Organizations (1)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details

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