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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

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

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding for projects that use computers, information technology, and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their healthcare providers. The program focus is on innovation and outreach in which information access can reduce health disparities and support underserved communities that bear a disproportionate burden of disease.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Oct 22, 2021
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Alcohol and Other Substance Use Research Education Programs for Health Professionals (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Grants to support research educational and outreach activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers, especially the public health impact of alcohol, opioids, and other substances, their associated consequences, and the persistent stigma associated with them.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system-level, as well as within clinical settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2021
Sponsors: 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
New Models of Integrated HIV/AIDS, Addiction, and Primary Care Services (R01 and R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research projects that develop or test innovative models of care which integrate HIV, substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment with primary care services. Research in states and counties identified in the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative, including areas with the highest rural HIV burden, are specifically encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 18, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for researchers that are not employed by the NIH. Loan repayment awards are based on an applicant's potential to build and sustain a research career, not to support specific research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 18, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
RADx-UP CDCC Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program
Grants to support community partners working to advance capacity, training, support, and community experience with COVID-19 testing initiatives in rural and other underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2021
Sponsors: Duke Clinical Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, UNC Center for Health Equity Research
RADx-UP CDCC Rapid Research Pilot Program
Grants to evaluate the feasibility of implementing emerging COVID-19 testing technologies in rural and other underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2021
Sponsors: Duke Clinical Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, UNC Center for Health Equity Research
End-of-Life and Palliative Care Approaches to Advanced Signs and Symptoms (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research to examine the multi-dimensional foundations, experiences, and management of complex, advanced signs and symptoms at the end of life. Projects that include under-studied populations including NIH-designated health disparity, socioeconomically disadvantaged, rural and/or remote, and sexual and gender minority populations with advanced, serious illness at the end of life are specifically encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities
Notice of Special Interest for community-engaged research to evaluate strategies to facilitate vaccination uptake in clinical and community contexts and address the barriers to increasing reach, access, and uptake of vaccinations among health disparity populations at high risk and likely to experience vaccine hesitancy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
Strategies to Provide Culturally Tailored Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Seriously Ill American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research projects designed to improve and increase the use of evidence-based interventions in end-of-life and palliative care for American Indian/Alaska Native individuals with advanced illness and their families and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services