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Conducting Rural Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation – Funding & Opportunities

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I
Funding for research that focuses on the development of new technologies that address important problems affecting people, institutions, and communities in rural America, including health, agriculture, rural development, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 23, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-level Intervention
Grants for evidence-based, community-level programs that aim to reduce opioid-involved overdose. Projects must evaluate these community-based efforts to assess their efficacy in reducing opioid-involved overdose and other harms of opioid use, particularly in the regions of the United States with the highest rates of fatal and non-fatal opioid-involved overdoses.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2019
Sponsor: University of Baltimore Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement
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: Nov 5, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health
Grants to help to build the evidence base for a Culture of Health by testing new ways of connecting the country's fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. Studies conducted through this program will test innovative mechanisms for aligning delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on health and health equity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Nov 6, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the U.S. (R01 and R21)
Funding for research focused on determining the mechanisms for the variation in the prevalence of opioid use disorder, and understanding and reducing disparities in opioid care in minority health and health disparity populations in the U.S.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 14, 2019
Application Deadline: Nov 14, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award: Community Convening Around Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Funding for organizations and communities to hold convenings that include patients, researchers, clinicians, purchasers, payers, health system leaders, and other stakeholders. Convenings should focus on supporting collaboration around patient-centered outcomes research and clinical comparative effectiveness research. Rural is one of the suggested central themes for convenings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2019
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research [P50 Clinical Trial Optional]
Grants for eligible institutions of higher education to support multidisciplinary research, research capacity building, and community-engaged research activities focused on understanding and reducing or eliminating environmental health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 22, 2019
Application Deadline: Nov 22, 2019
Sponsors: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01)
Funding to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 4, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Tribal Health Research Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and to Reduce Disparities in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for research projects focused on health challenges and the development of evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions to reduce health risks for rural populations in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 13, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for Clinical and Translational Program Hubs that are expected to develop, demonstrate, and then disseminate solutions to barriers that limit the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and translational science research. A major interest of the program is improving rural health outcomes and eliminating health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 16, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 16, 2019
Sponsors: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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 7, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
Grants for observational and intervention research projects designed to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of cancer care in rural areas among low-income and/or underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Utilizing Health Information Technology to Scale and Spread Successful Practice Models Using Patient-reported Outcomes (R18)
Grants for research to demonstrate how health information technology can improve patient-centered health outcomes and quality of care in primary care and other ambulatory settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2020
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dementia Care: Home- and Community-Based Services (R21 and R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
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
Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health. Projects may focus on one or more classes of tobacco products and on one or more vulnerable population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 13, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 13, 2020
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Mechanisms of Disparities in Etiology and Outcomes of Lung Cancer in the U.S.: The Role of Risk and Protective Factors (R01 and R21)
Grants to support exploratory, developmental, and multidisciplinary research to understand the underlying causal factors and mechanisms that result in lung cancer disparities in U.S. health disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 4, 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Food as Medicine: Food Insecurity and HIV-related Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support research projects that address how food insecurity effects HIV comorbidities, coinfections, and complications (CCCs) within the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Applications focused on specific vulnerable populations such as racial or ethnic minorities, sexual or gender minorities, sex workers, unaccompanied youth, older people, people with disabilities, rural residents, or people living alone should consider how other societal factors, environmental barriers, and/or stigmas intersect with food insecurity and/or interventions for food insecurity in the context of CCCs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 9, 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 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, 2020
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
Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Grants for research education activities in the mission areas of the National Institutes of Health. The over-arching goal of the program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs, with an emphasis on underrepresented populations and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 17, 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2020
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for research projects that target the reduction of health disparities among children, including rural, low-income, geographically isolated children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 8, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 and R21)
Grants for research designed to improve Native American health, including conducting secondary analysis of existing data, merging various sources of data to answer critical research questions, conducting pilot and feasibility studies, and/or assessing and validating measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in Native American communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 14, 2020
Application Deadline: May 14, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 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, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01 and R21)
Grants to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing health disparities in tobacco use in the United States, including strategies to reach rural and underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34 )
Funding to support pilot/feasibility testing or pre-trial feasibility and acceptability testing for new, revised, or adapted prevention and intervention approaches around issues related to drug and alcohol use.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 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
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Supports the dissemination and implementation of research projects related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural and frontier healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 27, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
End-of-Life and Palliative Care Health Literacy: Improving Outcomes in Serious, Advanced Illness
Funding for research focused on identification of the key barriers to effective end-of-life and palliative care health literacy in diverse settings and populations, and to create novel strategies, interventions, and models of care to improve health literacy, with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with serious, advanced illness and their families and caregivers. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 8, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, 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. Clinical trials are optional.
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
AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Support for specified health services research projects related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural and frontier healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIV/AIDS High Priority Drug Abuse Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for NIH high priority research relevant to drug misuse and HIV/AIDS. Research priorities revolve around the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Seek, Test, Treat, and Retain framework, and include reducing health disparities in the incidence of new HIV infections or in treatment outcomes of those living with HIV/AIDS. Populations of interest include urban, suburban, and rural drug users; populations at elevated risk for HIV, such as men who have sex with men; and people in rural areas who use opioids and injection drugs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01, R03, and R21)
Funding for research that seeks to identify, develop, test, evaluate, and/or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 7, 2022
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01 and R21)
Funding for intervention research designed to support caregivers of adult cancer patients, with the goals of optimized patient healthcare utilization, improved caregiver well-being, and improved patient physical health and psychosocial outcomes. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2022
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings Research (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support research aimed at determining needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings. Applications should consider approaches that may be implemented in rural/remote areas, as well as urban areas, and that are sensitive to ethnicities and cultures.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Grants for research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
PCORI Ambassador Program
A national volunteer network designed to engage healthcare stakeholders in strengthening the patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) community and increasing the dissemination of PCORI-funded​ research. PCORI supports research to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available while considering potential for differences in treatment effectiveness among subpopulations, such as rural residents.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Addressing Disparities Research Grants Inactive
Funding to research the comparative effectiveness of enhanced interventions that reduce or eliminate disparities in health and healthcare. Research that focuses on residents of rural areas is listed as a funding priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2020
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Grants for projects that propose to test implementation research strategies for optimally and sustainably delivering evidence-based interventions to reduce or eliminate cardiovascular and/or pulmonary health disparities, and that promote and improve population health in high-burden communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Improving Healthcare Systems Research Grants Inactive
Support for research that studies the comparative clinical effectiveness of alternative features of healthcare systems that are intended to optimize the quality, outcomes, and efficiency of patient care and that have the greatest potential for sustained impact and replication within and across healthcare systems. Studies that examine effects on certain populations, including low-income and rural populations, will receive priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2020
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education Pilot Project Grant Program Inactive
Grants to foster 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
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsors: Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE), Washington State University
Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (U18) Inactive
Grants for innovative and collaborative research utilizing new health information technology strategies for collecting and using patient-reported outcome measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 26, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Evidence on Nutrition Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children Inactive
Grants to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policy making to increase access to nutrition supports and reduce nutrition disparities, with an emphasis on families of color, families living in rural areas, and other groups of families who experience gaps in access to supports and face disparities in outcomes related to health and well-being. Evidence generated through funded projects should inform practice and policy and guide practitioners and policy makers in setting priorities and allocating resources.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 24, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R01 and R21) Inactive
Grants for interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living, or spending time, in non-traditional settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy Eating Research Grants Inactive
Grants to support actionable research that advances health equity in the areas of nutritional disparities, nutrition, and food security.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 31, 2019
Application Deadline: Oct 2, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Pilot/Feasibility Research Projects (HICAHS) Inactive
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: Jul 31, 2019
Sponsor: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Health Information Technology to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21) Inactive
Funding for exploratory/developmental research that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology improves healthcare quality and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 17, 2019
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Administrative Supplements to Enhance Inclusion of Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Populations in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Inactive
Supplements for current NIH awardees to support collection and/or analysis of data from Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander populations, who represent one of NIH's designated health disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2019
Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Academic/Scholarly Research Grants Inactive
Grants for academic/scientific investigators and those newly interested in agricultural safety and health research. Funding will support new agricultural safety and health knowledge and assess and promote best safety and health practices, with a focus on projects addressing mental health; sleep deprivation; safe transport and handling of commodities; and slips, trips, and falls prevention.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2019
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Minority Research Grant Program Inactive
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 10, 2019
Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2019
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Cancer-Related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data (R01 and R21) Inactive
Funding for projects that seek to integrate two or more independent data sets to answer novel cancer control and prevention questions with the goal of encouraging applications that incorporate Integrative Data Analysis methods to study behavioral risk factors for cancer, including tobacco use, sedentary behavior, poor weight management, and lack of medical adherence to screening and vaccine uptake. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Funding for innovative and promising intervention research designed to improve smoking cessation outcomes among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 13, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Grants to apply one or more innovative methodologies in communication research across the cancer control continuum, from prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, to end of life. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 13, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Surgical Disparities Research (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
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 7, 2019
Application Deadline: Jun 7, 2019
Sponsors: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institute of Nursing Research, 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
Rural PREP Microresearch Grants Inactive
Funding for locally generated and implemented, community-based research projects leading to local solutions to problems in underserved rural communities in the areas of primary care, population health, and workforce training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 3, 2019
Sponsor: Rural PREP
Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award: Capacity Building Inactive
Funds projects that encourage the integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other stakeholders as members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research process.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Evidence on Income Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children Inactive
Grants for action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds knowledge base, and informs policy making on income supports for low-income families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): May 21, 2019
Application Deadline: Aug 9, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants Inactive
Grants to support research involving federally recognized tribes and tribal-based organizations on issues of crime and justice, with research priorities including alcohol, opioids, and other substance abuse and violent crime.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 13, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Evaluation Inactive
Funding for a single cooperative agreement to evaluate the impact of Rural Communities Opioid Response Program initiatives, which currently include planning, implementation, and technical assistance activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 6, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
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: Apr 11, 2019
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
Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis Inactive
Funding for a single entity to increase public and stakeholder awareness of the economic impacts of rural healthcare sectors on rural, state, and national economies. The program also intends to quantify the impact of rural healthcare and conduct analyses of the link between the health of the economy in a rural community and the health outcomes of the residents of those communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 27, 2019
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute Inactive
An intensive training experience to support the career development of promising minority health/health disparities research scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Change Leadership Programs Inactive
Change leadership programs, designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 13, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-up Through Implementation Science (UG3/UH3) Inactive
Grants to promote research in colorectal cancer screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care among target populations for whom screening rates are below national standards.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 11, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 11, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Funding for research designed to optimize smoking cessation treatment among people living with HIV. Research may address the behavioral and sociocultural factors and conditions that are associated with cigarette smoking among people living with HIV and may also address smoking-related health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 8, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Screening and Management of Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care: Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Evidence (R18) Inactive
Funding for projects to disseminate patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings directly to primary care practices and support practices in implementing PCOR clinical and organizational findings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 4, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights Inactive
Access to data available from the Health Care Cost Institute and other partner data providers for use by innovative research projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Dec 14, 2018
Application Deadline: Apr 5, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis Data Coordinating Center Inactive
Funding for a Data Coordinating Center to work with research sites to test the impact of implementing an integrated set of evidence-based interventions across healthcare, behavioral health, justice, and other community-based settings to prevent and treat opioid misuse and Opioid Use Disorders within highly affected communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 11, 2018
Application Deadline: Dec 11, 2018
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis Research Sites Inactive
Funding for 3 research sites to test the impact of implementing an integrated set of evidence-based interventions across healthcare, behavioral health, justice, and other community-based settings to prevent and treat opioid misuse and Opioid Use Disorders within highly affected communities. Combined, all the communities participating in a single research site application must demonstrate having experienced at least 150 opioid related overdose fatalities, 15% of these fatalities must be in rural communities, and a rate of 25 opioid related overdose fatalities per 100,000 persons or higher in the past year, based on the most recent complete year of data available.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 11, 2018
Application Deadline: Dec 11, 2018
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Responding to Opioid Use Disorders in Tribal Communities in the Context of SAMHSA and CDC Funding (R61/R33 - Clinical Trials Optional) Inactive
Funding to support culturally relevant research to improve response to the opioid crisis in tribal communities by using community engaged research approaches to build science around SAMHSA and/or CDC supported programs. The goal is to identify the most effective prevention and/or treatment approaches for opioid use, misuse, and Opioid Use Disorder and related comorbidities in tribal communities, where unique culture, structures for and access to healthcare, and beliefs about treatment all impact health and social outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 29, 2018
Application Deadline: Nov 29, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Tribal Health Research Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for health professionals who commit to work in health disparities research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Inactive
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, 2018
Application Deadline: Oct 22, 2018
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine
NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Minority/Underserved Community Sites (UM1) Inactive
Offers funding to design and conduct cancer prevention, control, and screening/post-treatment surveillance clinical trials for minority/underserved populations, including rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2018
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Medication Assisted Treatment Delivery for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders Involving Prescription Opioids and/or Heroin Inactive
Grants for large, randomized controlled trials or well-justified observational studies that compare the effectiveness for maternal and neonatal outcomes of different models for comprehensive opioid use disorder treatment delivery for pregnant and postpartum women with different levels of addiction severity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 28, 2018
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2018
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Inactive
Funding for academic research centers to participate in the network of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Strategies to Increase Delivery of Guideline-Based Care to Populations with Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Awards funding for innovative, multi-level studies to test systems, infrastructures, and strategies that will accelerate the adoption of guideline-based recommendations into clinical care relevant to heart, lung, blood diseases, and sleep disorders. Vulnerable populations include medically underserved individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, low income groups, and rural-dwelling patients.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 21, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2018
Sponsors: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health Inactive
Funding for research aimed at learning how national, state, local, and/or private sector policies can promote lifelong health and health equity for individuals, families, and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 7, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2018
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Research Grants for the Primary or Secondary Prevention of Opioid Overdose (R01) Inactive
Grants for investigator-initiated research that will advance understanding about what works to prevent overdose from prescription and illicit opioids by developing and piloting, or rigorously evaluating novel primary or secondary prevention interventions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 12, 2018
Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program Inactive
Funding to support and disseminate research on trends in health workforce. In this cycle, two centers will be funded, one focused on health equity in health workforce education and training, and the other on behavioral health workforce.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Community Conversations Research Competition Inactive
Funding for institutions of higher education that work with and in local communities to use a participatory research approach to create a collaborative action plan to increase civic engagement and build relationships to tackle a community-identified issue.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 26, 2018
Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2018
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Prevention and Treatment Research to Address HIV/AIDS Disparities in Women in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Grants to support health services, intervention, and implementation research to understand and reduce racial/ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic HIV disparities in U.S. women.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 28, 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies Inactive
Will fund one entity that is able to assist rural communities with conducting rapid data analyses and short term issue-specific rural research studies to understand the impact of current and proposed policies and regulations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities Inactive
A single grant for a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) to conduct research, knowledge translation, training, dissemination, and technical assistance activities to improve outcomes among people with disabilities who live in rural areas, including those from racial and ethnic minority groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2018
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes Inactive
Funding for research that compares two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of a disease or symptom; improving healthcare system-level approaches to managing care; or eliminating health or healthcare disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 13, 2018
Application Deadline: May 16, 2018
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Research Centers in Minority Institutions (U54) Inactive
Grants to institutions that offer doctorate degrees in the health professions or in a health-related science and have a historical and current commitment to educating underrepresented students, and for institutions that deliver healthcare services, providing clinical services to medically underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 15, 2017
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2017
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01) Inactive
Research grants to link data from healthcare system records to mortality data to get an accurate understanding of the risk factors for, and the burden of, suicide among individuals seen in structured healthcare settings. Priority is given to studies of suicide risk and mortality in health disparity populations, including racial/ethnic minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual/gender minorities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 2, 2017
Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2017
Sponsors: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institute of Mental Health, 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
Expanding Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in the Context of the SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants (R21/R33) Inactive
Grants to test approaches for expanding medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in the general healthcare sector or linking individuals who receive naloxone for the reversal of overdose to medication assisted treatment. Projects must be designed in the context of state plans for use of the funds authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 20, 2017
Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2017
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pipeline to Proposal Awards Inactive
Grants to build new collaborative teams of researchers, patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders with the goal of developing research proposals with robust patient engagement. Research priorities include assessment of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options; improving healthcare systems; communication and dissemination research; and addressing disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 20, 2017
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
HIV, HCV and Related Comorbidities in Rural Communities Affected by Opioid Injection Drug Epidemics in the United States: Building Systems for Prevention, Treatment and Control (UG3/UH3) Inactive
Funds to support two-stage research projects that inform community response and promote comprehensive, integrated approaches to prevent HIV and hepatitis C virus infection, along with associated comorbidities, such as hepatitis B virus infection and sexually transmitted diseases among people who inject drugs in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 10, 2016
Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2017
Sponsors: Appalachian Regional Commission, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Health Research Dissemination Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Funding to disseminate and market policy-oriented information for use by diverse audiences and policymakers at national, state, and community levels to inform and raise awareness of issues affecting rural health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 14, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
National Native Health Research Training Initiative Inactive
Grant to a single organization to help build capacity and disseminate new and best practices for American Indian and Alaska Native health research, and promote tribally-driven research activity through a variety of educational and training opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2016
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Grants to increase the amount of high quality, impartial, policy-relevant research to assist decision-makers to better understand problems faced by rural communities, and provide information that will improve access to healthcare and population health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01) Inactive
Awards funding for research on approaches to addressing health disparities and community engagement strategies in addressing health disparities in socially disadvantaged populations groups. These groups include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 3, 2015
Application Deadline: Aug 3, 2015
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Awards funding to operate a telehealth focused research center which will work to assist rural health providers and governmental decision makers by increasing the amount of policy-relevant telehealth related research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Testing Multi-Level Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Minority Racial/Ethnic, Low Socioeconomic Status, and/or Rural Populations (UH2/UH3) Inactive
Awards funds for research initiatives designed to reduce disparities in hypertension among high risk populations, including racial/ethnic minority groups, patients with low socioeconomic status, and individuals residing in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 13, 2015
Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2015
Sponsors: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, PCORI Addressing Disparities Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 10/14/2019