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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: National Institute on Aging

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to implement and evaluate community interventions testing the impacts of (1) strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission in health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups; and (2) interventions to address the adverse psychosocial, behavioral, and socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on the health of these groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2020
Sponsors: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Supports research to strengthen the healthcare response to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies. The main focus is the role and impact of digital health interventions to address access, delivery, and effectiveness of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects during and following the pandemic, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Well Being, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Grants for research projects that examine how social isolation and social connectedness affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall well being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Improving Patient Adherence to Treatment and Prevention Regimens to Promote Health (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Research grants that address patient adherence to treatment and prevention regimens to promote positive health outcomes. Research should focus on health disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 8, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06)
Offers grants for new or continued Native American Research Centers for Health, which support research and research training to meet the health needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2021
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, National Cancer Institute, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on healthcare systems serving health disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HEAL Initiative: Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (UG3/UH3, Clinical Trials Optional) Inactive
Funding to support the "real world" assessment of healthcare strategies, clinical practices, and procedures in healthcare systems that may lead to improved pain management along with a reduction in unnecessary opioid prescribing.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 29, 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dementia Care: Home- and Community-Based Services (R21 and R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Inactive
Grants for research on the outcomes of care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia by identifying home- and community-based services used, as well as barriers to accessing care and unmet needs. Explaining geographic disparities, such as urban versus rural, in access to and quality of care is a suggested research topic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Inactive
Grants to provide infrastructure support for advancing development of specific high-priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to aging. The infrastructure support will facilitate research networks through meetings, conferences, small-scale pilots, short-term educational opportunities, and information dissemination. One of the research priorities is rural aging.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services