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Funding by Topic: Research methods and resources

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

Pennsylvania Research Grant and Mini Grant Programs
Research grants in Pennsylvania to conduct applied policy research that can result in legislative or program policy considerations and mini grants for projects that focus on basic data collection/analysis, timely issues, and/or the preparation of reference materials.
Geographic coverage: Pennsylvania
Letter of Intent (Required): May 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2021
Sponsor: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, or treatment services research to improve health in Native American populations. For the purposes of this program, Native Americans include Alaska Natives, American Indians (whose ancestral lands fall at least partially within the U.S. mainland border), and Native Hawaiians.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, 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, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Dr. Eric Bothwell Awards for Research on Health Disparities of Native American Men and Boys
Awards for students and early career researchers who focus on the physical and mental health of American Indian and Alaska Native boys and men, and the need to address disparities that hinder their ability to fulfill roles as fathers, husbands, providers, leaders, and contributors to their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsors: American Public Health Association, Men's Health Network
Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education Pilot Project Grant Program
Grants for innovative research projects that focus on reducing the burden of alcohol use disorders in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and to support and provide mentorship to junior investigators during the development of their novel approaches to improving the lives of AI/AN people.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): May 28, 2021
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
Sponsors: Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE), Washington State University
Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed)
Funding to support collaborative teams and individual scientists who propose unusually innovative research projects, which if successful, would have a major impact on preventing, reducing, or eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity. A focus is on applications from minority serving institutions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 28, 2021
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Pilot/Feasibility Research Projects (HICAHS)
Grants to support agriculture, forestry, and fishing worker occupational health and safety research projects in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsor: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Indiana Trailblazer Award
Funding for collaborative, community-engaged research projects focused on topics that have potential to improve health equity in Indiana. A priority is placed on projects that are focused on rural health and projects with a sustainability plan.
Geographic coverage: Indiana
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsor: Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Surgical Disparities Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding and addressing disparities in surgical care and outcomes in minority and health disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 5, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minority Research Grant Program
Grants to support research aimed at reducing health disparities by researchers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. The purpose of the program is to support researchers at minority serving institutions that are exploring how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can better meet the healthcare needs of racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 11, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 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 Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services