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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Implementation Science to Advance Maternal Health and Maternal Health Equity for the IMPROVE Initiative

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 8, 2025

Based on research topic, choose the appropriate contact from the NOSI or the related announcement.


This opportunity is a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for research to address health disparities associated with pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated morbidity and mortality.

Projects must include a focus on one or more U.S. populations that experience maternal health disparities, such as:

  • Underrepresented racial and ethnic communities (including, but not limited to, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders)
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged groups
  • Underserved rural populations
  • Sexual and gender minority groups
  • Persons with disabilities

Areas of research interest for implementation of evidence-based interventions and building evidence to address gaps in maternal health implementation science are listed in the NOSI.


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

Award amounts are based on the related NIH announcement.

Application process

This is a NOSI that is attached to related NIH announcements:

Applicants should submit proposals to the related announcement and indicate that it is a response to the NOSI.

Investigators planning to submit an application are strongly encouraged to contact and discuss their proposed research with program staff well in advance of the anticipated submission date to better determine appropriateness and interest.

This NOSI expires on May 8, 2025.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · LGBTQ+ · Maternal health and prenatal care · Minorities · Mortality · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Poverty · Research methods and resources

Organizations (5)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse, view details
  • National Institute of Mental Health, view details
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, view details
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, view details

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.