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Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) Planning Grants (R34 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.859
National Institutes of Health
Jul 9, 2026

Scientific/research contact:
Kyungsook Gartrell, PhD

Peer review contact:
Center for Scientific Review (CSR)

Financial and grants management contact:
Christy Leake


This opportunity provides funding to support federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal colleges and universities, tribal health programs, or tribal organizations to plan and conduct preparatory work for developing competitive NARCH applications.

Applications should include:

  • A plan to formulate overall goals for a future NARCH application, including, but not limited to:
    • Assessment of administrative capacity needs to support a future NARCH award
    • Determining the types of allowable components that will be appropriate for a future NARCH application
  • Activities to lay the groundwork for potential components of the future NARCH application and strategies to address needs, including but not limited to: defining research questions; assessing research workforce and infrastructure needs for required and optional components
  • Efforts to identify collaborators, consultants, and advisors to strengthen the application, if necessary

Recipient organizations are expected to submit a NARCH S06 application within one year of the end date of the NARCH Planning Grant award.


Eligible applicants:

  • A federally recognized AI/AN tribe
  • Tribal colleges or universities
  • Tribal health programs
  • Tribal organizations
  • A consortium of two or more of tribal entities above

Eligibility is limited to AI/AN tribal entities that have never been supported by a NARCH S06 award and, at the time of submission, are not supported by an active NARCH Planning Grant award.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Application budgets must not exceed $225,000 in annual direct costs.

The project period is limited to 2 years.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Research methods and resources

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